This guide is intended to provide new students with all of the information they need to get started at Lake Forest College.
Your professor will use your Lake Forest College email account for most of the course communication. Please check this email at least twice per day. The easiest way to access this is via Webmail. You can also find a link to Webmail in the “Quicklinks” pull-down menu on the College website.
Moodle is a tool that you will use to communicate with your professors.
Your student account statement is available via my.lakeforest under Students—My Account—Billing Statement. You can pay online at lakeforest.afford.com. For questions concerning your bill, please contact Student Accounts at 847-735-5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Lake Forest College, credit is earned, recorded, and tallied by course rather than by semester credit hours. For the purposes of definition and transfer of credit, a Lake Forest course is valued at four semester credit hours or six quarter credits.
You will see the grades from your course(s) on your my.courses page of My.Lakeforest. But your home institution will want a formal transcript. A visiting student who wishes to have the credit transferred to their home institution should go to our Request Transcript portal, which may be accessed here.
Textbooks and the Bookstore
Textbooks for courses can be found at the campus bookstore site.
- Summer Classes
- Community Programs
- Summer Research and Off-Campus Opportunities
Questions about classes
and summer programs?