Important information on the Spring 2021 Plan for returning to campus and COVID-19 updates. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Coronavirus Information

Visits for Transfer Students

COVID-19 Update
July 20, 2020

We are welcoming a limited number of visitors on campus, Monday through Saturday. Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our campus community and visitors. As a result, visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing throughout their visit as per guidance provided by the CDC and the State of Illinois. We are also asking visitors to submit a pre-visit symptoms questionnaire prior to arrival on campus. Tour guides will be assigned only one family per time slot to allow for the smallest possible number of people on each tour.

If the date you are interested in is not available, please contact our Visit Coordinator, Jody Grube, at 847-735-5002 or grube@lakeforest.edu. We will continue to offer virtual experiences that can be tailored to your interests. You can find the most up-to-date information for the College at lakeforest.edu/coronavirus.

It pays to visit!

First-year and transfer students applying for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 who take part in a virtual visit or visit campus will receive $2,000 annually towards their cost of attendance at the College.

Domestic students are eligible for the visit grant. International students, please contact your admissions counselor to determine your eligibility for the visit grant.

Explore Our Transfer Visit Options

Personal Visits

Request a personal visit

A personal visit could include:
• campus tour

If the date you are interested in is not available, please contact our Visit Coordinator, Jody Grube, at 847-735-5002 or grube@lakeforest.edu.

Virtual Visits

Request a virtual visit

A virtual visit could include:
• transcript evaluation
• chatting with a coach
• meeting your admissions counselor
• on-site admission* (Monday-Friday)

*On-site admission is designed to take the stress out of the application process and waiting for an admission decision. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must submit a transfer application, official college and high school transcripts, and an academic letter of recommendation at least two business days before your scheduled chat. We do not charge an application fee and you can submit your academic letter of recommendation and transcripts with the application or have them sent to us separately.

Chat with your counselor

Melissa Naughton - College of Lake County
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Jordan Kindle - Harper College, Oakton Community College, Out-of-state transfer students
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Melanie Julison - Triton College, McHenry Community College, Elgin Community College, College of DuPage, All other community colleges, International Transfers, Illinois 4-year transfer students
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Financial Aid Chats

Mark Anderson, Associate Director for Financial Aid, is available for virtual financial aid chats on Tuesdays from 10:30-11 a.m. and Fridays from 1:30-2 p.m.

Register for a financial aid chat here.

Chat with a current transfer student

Current transfer students are available to answer any questions you may have about the transfer process and what it's like to be a transfer student at Lake Forest.

Click here to connect with a current transfer student.

Credit Evaluation Chats

Katie Isler, Transfer and Registration Coordinator, is available for virtual credit evaluation chats on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Register for a credit evaluation appointment here.

Have a quick question?

Drop-in to a Zoom meeting with a transfer admissions counselor Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST. Ask any questions you may have about the transfer process, your application, financial aid, or anything in between.