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.


LFHS Career Connections Opportunities

We all want to help our teens make the best personal choices about colleges and careers. Soon, they will be choosing from over 4,000 colleges and universities, and over 800 US occupations. The Career Connections programs are designed to help students explore career opportunities while still at Lake Forest High School.

As a LFHS parent/guardian, we need your help in two ways. First, encourage your student to participate in all three Career Connections programs. Second, please consider being an Employer Partner by having your organization support our students through Open Doors, the Career Fair, or Scout Interns.
Read more about LFHS Career Connections Opportunities

College Receptions


School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC Day-North)
Sunday, September 23
12:00-3:00 PM
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093

University of Oregon
Wednesday, September 26
7:00-8:30 PM
Hilton DoubleTree Chicago-Schaumburg
800 National Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Carnegie Mellon University Information Session
Sunday, September 30
2:00 PM
Westin Michigan Ave. Chicago
909 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

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Coast to Coast College Tour:

Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, Vanderbilt University

Monday, October 1
7:00 PM
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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University of Oregon

Thursday, October 11
7:00-8:30 PM
Chicago Marriott Suites Downers Grove
1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, IL 60515

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University of Virginia

Sunday, October 14
3:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn-Chicago O’Hare Airport
2930 S. River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60018

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Boston University

Sunday, October 21
4:00 PM
North Shore Country Day School-Diller Street Theater
310 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093

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University of Southern California

Sunday, October 21
2:00-4:00 PM
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
One West Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601

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Local College Fairs