Page Updated: December 22, 2015
Location: Lake Forest, Illinois
Does your institution admit undocumented students?
Do you feel that your institution creates a welcoming and inclusive environment where undocumented students would feel wanted and valued on campus?
When completing the question on the application regarding citizenship, is there an option to select “non-citizen” or “Other (Non-US)” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?
Lake Forest College is a Common App member and students can select the “Other (Non-US)” option.
Do you recommend that undocumented students disclose their immigration status in the application, including essays or counselor/teacher recommendations?
Lake Forest recommends that students disclose this information in their essay.
For residency and tuition purposes, how does your institution treat undocumented students? (i.e., international, in-state, out-of-state, etc.)
Does your institution offer institutional aid or any type of merit/talent scholarships to undocumented students?
Students can receive a $15,000 Global Enrichment Scholarship and up to $8,000 in a talent or department-based scholarship offered in 13 different areas. For more information, please visit www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/scholarships
How would an undocumented student apply for need-based aid at your institution? Are they required to complete a CSS Profile or an institutional financial aid application?
Students can submit the CSS Profile and Lake Forest also offers their own institutional aid form. Click here to access the Lake Forest College financial aid forms.
Do you require that students submit a social security number on your admissions application? Can students use zeros to complete this requirement? (i.e., 000-00-0000)
Students can leave this field blank or complete with zeros.
Does your institution offer legal support to help students gain legal status by the time they graduate?
If there is a specific person in the admissions office who is knowledgeable about the issues pertaining to undocumented students and can serve as a resource for students, families and high school counselors, please list his/her information below: