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.


Lake Forest High School Sophomores are invited to participate in a SophCollegeBoard PSAT/NMSQT assessment on Wednesday, October 16. Participating in this practice SAT assessment will provide students an authentic testing experience and effective feedback on their performance. Sophomore participation in this assessment is completely voluntary.  All LFHS Juniors are taking this assessment. The Sophomore students that elect to take the PSAT/NMSQT will join the Juniors being assessed.
Please note: This PSAT/NMSQT assessment is used to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.
Any sophomore who would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT must register by Wednesday, September 18, 2019 using the following link. LFHS Soph PSAT/NMSQT 2019 registration

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4pm

Where: New Trier High School-NORTHFIELD CAMPUS: 7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093


The Choices Fair is Free of charge for all families, professional staff, and other community members. You do not have to be from one of the Choices Consortium Sponsoring Schools to attend Choices. Schools from all over the suburban and city area attend Choices. See the List of Attending Colleges and Organizations, Break out times and more information on the website:

Dear Class of 2024 Family:

We are utilizing multiple data points to assist with determining each student's placement. In the absence of a standard assessment given across all of our feeder districts, Lake Forest High School administers the PSAT 8/9 at our West Campus to all students with intentions of registering at LFHS.

The address of our West Campus is: 300 S. Waukegan Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045.

We are offering the assessment on the following two dates:

Saturday, October 12 at  WEST CAMPUS of LFHS (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)  OR
Saturday, October 19 at  WEST CAMPUS of LFHS (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

Sign up for the PSAT 8/9 by completing this form no later than Tuesday, October 8: