Lake Forest Schools

College & Career Counseling

Preparation for the college application process begins when our students enter as freshmen.

Our desire is that by the time our students head off to pursue their future, they are academically and socially prepared for the challenges that will come their way. This is a highly individualized process and counselors will work to make sure that students keep as many options as possible open until it comes time to narrow down to a smaller list of selected schools.

College and Career Resource Center

The College and Career Resource Center offers an extensive library that provides a wide variety of resource materials and reference books to assist with the college and career selection process. Jennifer Gleason is available from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday during the school year to assist students and parents and answer any questions and may also be reached by phone at 847-582-7342.


School Specific Scholarships: The following schools offer special, highly selective scholarship programs that allow for one or two students to be nominated from our high school. Davidson College, Indiana University, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia and Washington University, St. Louis. More information and specific deadline dates found here! Other colleges have special scholarship opportunities that allow the student to self-nominate and require their counselor to complete a portion of the application. Students should check each colleges website for specific scholarships and discuss those with their counselor.

College visits will begin in early September and are open to all juniors and seniors. A list of all visits will be posted in Naviance and here on the College Vistits page on our website. Students who would like to attend a visit are required to sign up on Naviance at least one day in advance and must clear their absence with their classroom teacher ahead of time. Students should visit the site often as new colleges are continually being added to the schedule. For specific information about the college visits and how to sign up, please visit the College & Career Counseling page on our website and click on the College Visit Calendar.

College Fairs View the listing of upcoming college fairs.

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