Admissions

Visit Campus

You can learn quite a bit about us from our website, but the best way to get a true sense of the Lake Forest experience is to visit campus. Come meet our students and faculty, attend a class in an area of interest, and tour our picturesque campus.

It pays to visit!

High school seniors who visit before May 1 will receive $1,000 annually towards their cost of attendance at the College. Applies to domestic, first-year students only.

Request a campus visit.

An ideal visit to campus includes:

  • meeting a professor
  • observing a class
  • having lunch in our cafeteria
  • talking with current students
  • chatting with a coach
  • campus tour (for science interested students, we have specific tours of the facilities)
  • meeting your admissions counselor

We recommend spending at least a half a day with us during the school week. Please let us know how much time you can spend with us and we will craft your visit to fit your time frame.

Afternoons in the Forest

Complete an online request

Afternoons in the Forest (Admitted Students) are available every Wednesday in April. Join us from 3-6 p.m. on campus for this special experience. You will receive a tour of campus, participate in a current student forum and have dinner at the caf. You can extended your day with us if you would like to add a chat with your admissions counselor, a professor, or sit in on a class.

Junior Visit Day

Kick off your college search with a visit day designed specifically for high school juniors on Friday, April 21. Our Junior Visit Day is an immersive first look at life as a Forester for you and your family that you’ll get to tailor to your interests. View the day’s itinerary!

Onsite Admissions for Transfer Students

Complete an online request

Onsite admission is available on most Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters.  Onsite admission is designed to take the stress out of the application process and waiting for an admission decision. Schedule a time and bring in all of your official transcripts (college and high school) to receive a review of your coursework and an admission decision.  You must complete the Transfer Common Application two business days prior to your appointment. We do not charge an application fee and you can submit your professor letter of recommendation with the application or send it to us separately. 

Group Visits

We are currently booked for the remainder of Spring 2017. Group visits for summer will begin on May 22.

Complete an online request

We are glad to welcome groups and can provide short presentations on the college admission process and how students can ready themselves for college. In the past, we have welcomed students from local high schools, counselors, and other groups that have been interested in seeing what a selective liberal arts college in the Chicago area has to offer. We offer group tours and can provide lunch options.