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Transfer to Lake Forest College

Make It

Whether you are a transfer student from a four-year institution or community college, you will be welcomed into a friendly and inclusive community of students from nearly every state and 102 countries. Professors will know you by name, and you will learn in a rigorous academic environment in small class settings.  We offer up to $32,000 a year in merit-based scholarship for transfer students.

Now offering in-person on-site admission appointments every Wednesday

On-site admission is designed to take the stress out of the application process and the anticipation of an admission decision. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must submit a transfer application and official college and high school transcripts at least two business days before your scheduled chat.

Caris Borland '21
Transferred from College of Lake County

Yesenia Uribe '21
Transferred from Skidmore College

Sergio Sosa '21
Transferred from Harper College

Abby Samuelson
When I decided to transfer schools, I knew I wanted the rest of my college experience to be spent somewhere with a genuinely tight-knit community, a diverse student body, and strong academics. From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew Lake Forest was just that.
Abigail Samuelson

Financing your education

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid offers a personalized approach, helping our students and families by providing timely information, anticipating concerns, and seeking innovative, personalized solutions.

Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid

Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid

A Lake Forest College education prepares you for the future, invests in your potential, and sets you on the path to success. We offer up to $32,000 a year in merit-based scholarship for transfer students.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator

Lake Forest College is committed to making college affordable for our students and their families. The Net Price Calculator allows families to see an example of average net cost (net price) for attending Lake Forest.