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Fall Admitted Students

Dates and Deadlines

Congratulations! We will be communicating with you about all the steps you need to take prior to arriving on campus but most communications will come after May 1—so relax and take a breath!

Specific deadlines will be updated on this page as they become available and emails with be sent (most after May 1) with instructions and reminders.  

  • Request for Accessibility Services

    If applicable to you, complete the Accessibility Services Request Form, which can be found on my.lakeforest (you will find  a link on the left side of the page). The form and all required documentation are necessary for those requesting a documentation for housing, medical, or academic reasons. Priority deadline for housing requests is May 10 and July 15 for other accessibility requests.

  • Final transcript and good standing
    Keep up the good work and finish strong! Lake Forest College offers of admission are always contingent upon receiving final transcript(s) showing acceptable academic performance and no disciplinary issues. We do reserve the right to rescind the offer of admission if academic or disciplinary concerns are presented at any time during the admission and enrollment process.


  • First-Year Academic Advising Survey
    In late April, early May you will receive a survey regarding your academic interests. This will help your advisor get to know your interests and assist in building your academic program. 


  • First-Year Studies Course Selection— Early May

    If you are a first-year student, one of your fall classes will be a first-year studies course. Details will be emailed to you in early May and you will be asked to submit your selection for your first-year studies course. The instructor of that course will serve as your academic advisor during your first year.


  • Housing Application—Mid May

    If you are living on campus, you will receive an email for the link to complete our online housing application. 


  • Get your Lake Forest College Computing Instructions—Mid May

    Computing instructions are emailed in May. Students use their credentials in various ways including their Lake Forest email address; on Moodle, the course management system; and on my.lakeforest, our Intranet portal for registering and managing your account. It’s important that you do not change any passwords for these accounts until you arrive on campus in August.


  • Health History Form
    This form will be emailed to you with instructions and must be completed and submitted by mid July. 


  • Emergency Contact Form
    A link to this form will be emailed to you. The form must be completed and submitted by August 1.


  • Decide if you want to attend First Connection Pre-Orientation
    First Connection pre-orientation helps international students and those who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education make a successful transition to life at Lake Forest. It is optional for domestic students and required for international students. If you go to First Connection you also must attend New Student Orientation. Registration opens May 1. Check back for link.


  • Take the Quantitative Readiness Assessment  (QRA)—Opens
    June 1  The Quantitative Readiness Assessment (QRA)  is required for all entering first-year students. It will help you and your advisor choose appropriate quantitative classes for the fall semester. You must complete the assessment before you chat with your advisor. (If you’re a transfer student, talk to your advisor before you take the test - depending on your background, you may not need to take it.) Assessment opens June 1. Details will be emailed to you. Due Date is June 24, 2018 


  • Take the Science Placement Assessment (SPA)—Opens June 1

    Any student intending to take biology or chemistry in their first year must take the Science Placement Assessment (SPA). This includes pre-health, biology, chemistry, and neuroscience intended majors. The College uses these results and other factors to help properly advise you into the science courses for which you will be most successful. The assessment opens June 1. Instructions and the link will be emailed to you.  Due Date is June 24, 2018

  • First-Year Studies Welcome—Early June
    Information will be mailed to you from your first-year studies professor regarding your course placement, a summer assignment, and contact information for connecting with your advisor. (Your first-year studies professor will serve as your advisor.) You will also receive a list of fall courses available to incoming students to review prior to connecting with your advisor.  


  • Housing Assignment—Mid June

    We know you’re excited to learn about your new roommate(s)! We will let you know when to check your email for the day housing assignments are sent out. The details will be sent only to your Lake Forest email account.


  • Advising Period—Mid June through Mid July
    This is when you will be in contact with your advisor. Be prepared with a selection of courses (sent to you with First-Year
    Studies welcome letter) that interest you and any questions you may have. Your advisor will help you decide which courses to take in the fall. He or she will discuss with you your interests, abilities, and desired majors, as well as answer questions you have about prerequisites, courses, any AP or IB credits you may have. First-year students, be sure you have taken the QRA and the SPA before you contact your advisor.


  • Transfer Student Advisor Assignments—Mid June 
    Transfer students check your email! You will receive your advisor assignments via email. 


  • Tuition Statement, Health Insurance Waiver, and Forester Payment Plan—Mid June
    You will be sent a notice in mid June when tuition bills are available online and information about health insurance waivers. The Forester Payment Plan is a handy tool for spreading your tuition bill over the year. You will be sent information and can sign up anytime after you get your bill. 


  • Advising Period—Mid June through Mid July
    Advising period continues into mid July


  • First-Year Course Registration
    In consultation with you and your advisor, the Summer Transition Advising and Registration Team (START) will build a schedule for you and complete the registration for the courses. Your schedule will be shared with you in August and you will be able to make any changes to your schedule during Orientation.

  • Transfer Student Course Registration
    Transfer students should expect to receive course registration information in mid July


  • Health History Form—Due Mid July
    Don’t forget to submit your health history report and vaccination form. Details of where to send the forms are available on the form itself.


  • AlcoholEdu & Haven Part I
    All students are required to take the online courses. Details are provided via email mid July and Part 1 of the course needs to be completed by mid August. 


  • Tuition Payment and Health Insurance Waivers—Due Mid August 

  • AlcoholEdu & Haven Part I—Due Mid August 
    All students are required to take the online courses. Details are provided via email mid July. 


  • Attend First Connection Pre-Orientation—August 20–23
    First Connection pre-orientation helps international students and those who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education make a successful transition to life at Lake Forest. It is optional for domestic students and required for international students. If you go to First Connection you also must attend New Student Orientation. 


  • Make plans to attend New Student Orientation—August 24–29
    Whether a first-year student or transfer, living on campus or at home, New Student Orientation is where you’ll meet your classmates and learn all about your new life as a Forester. It’s a must-attend experience!


  • Move-in Day—August 24
    Fellow Foresters will be on hand to help you move into your new home. We will share with you a list of what to bring (and what not to bring). 

Classes start August 30
and the adventure begins!