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Your first semester should be about exploring, not declaring majors/minors. You have much to learn about yourself and about the possibilities different courses of study have to offer. Help us point you in the right direction.
 
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Lake Forest College ID#
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First Name:
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Last Name:
 
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Considering possible career interests is important when selecting courses to build necessary skill sets. Lake Forest College has four communities to help students explore their career interests and options, called the Career Pathways. Please select each career pathway you are interested in exploring further.





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College should transform and change you. In what ways do you want to grow/change?
 
Academic Strengths/Learning Style
You should work from your academic strengths in your first semester of college as you face the challenges of transitioning to college life.
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List your favorite high school class(es) by content, not necessarily by teacher-style.
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List your most challenging high school class(es) by content, not necessarily by teacher-style.
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Choose up to three of your favorite types of academic work.








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Assessment structure can matter in first semester success. Do you prefer to have lots of quizzes, exams or assignments with lower percentages/points (low stakes) OR fewer assessments with more points and higher percentages for your final grade (high stakes)?

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          Briefly explain why:
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What are you especially good at? Mark your top three.














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We want to provide you with the right academic and personal support for success. Our students say the following are the most challenging aspects of transitioning to college. Check those that you think will be challenges for you.









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Are there other factors that could affect your course schedule? Check all that apply.




Will you be AP, IB, dual-credit, or transfer credit, and if so, in what?
Do you plan to try out for a varsity athletic team?

In your first term, you should start to meet some of our general education requirements , but as you are getting used to being at college, you want to start with areas where you are the most comfortable. Check one of our general education requirements which concerns/worries you the most?




You will have an academic advisor who will also serve as your personal academic guide. What would you like this person to know/understand about you?