Lake Forest College requires at least 32 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Lake Forest College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Lake Forest College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 73% of students who start college at Lake Forest College graduate within six years.
Lake Forest College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Lake Forest College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Lake Forest College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Lake Forest College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Lake Forest College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Lake Forest College.
Student Designed Majors
Lake Forest College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Lake Forest College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Lake Forest College
Lake Forest College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Lake Forest College offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Lake Forest College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Lake Forest College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Lake Forest College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Lake Forest College.
🟨 Lake Forest College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Donnelley and Lee Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Lake Forest College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration with College of William and Mary
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with DePaul University Rush University
Does Lake Forest College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Lake Forest College does not have any ROTC programs.
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