Course Registration

Class Schedules

View the current class schedule at my.lakeforest.edu. Course schedules are currently available for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 terms. The Summer 2024 schedule and more details can be found on the Summer Programs page.  

Registration Dates

Online registration for Academic Year 2024-25 courses will be open on the following dates beginning at 9am:

  • June 5-11: Change in registration period #1 (returning students only)
  • June 24-28: New transfer student registration only
  • July 31-August 13: Change in registration period #2- can add fifth course for Dean's List recipients (returning and new transfers)

Registration Information

Viewing your schedule

View your current course schedule in my.lakeforest under Students > My Courses > My Schedule.

  • A Course in C (Current) means you are fully enrolled.
  • A Course in W (Waitlisted) status means you are on the waitlist. Contact the instructor directly with questions or concerns.
Registration Troubleshooting

If you run into any issues or errors with registration: Log out of your my.lakeforest account and, if using Safari or Chrome, switch to a different web browser, and log in again. If you cannot resolve the problem using the solutions in the guide, contact the Registrar’s Office directly.

Students are only able to register online when registration is open. View the upcoming registration dates above for more information.

Waitlists

Students: Contact the course instructor directly with any questions about waitlisted courses. If the instructor will allow you into the course, they will grant you a course authorization in my.lakeforest. You will need to drop yourself from the waitlist and re-register for the course while online registration is open. Follow the instructions in the registration guides linked above.

Faculty: If you will allow a waitlisted student into your course, grant the student a course authorization in my.lakeforest and let them know they can register for the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

My professor gave me an authorization to get off a waitlist. What are my next steps?

Switch your registration from waitlisted to current - There is no way to do this. You must receive a course authorization from the instructor, drop the waitlisted course, and then register for the same course. It will be successful if you have obtained the proper authorization through mylakeforest. See the course registration guides above.

How do I get my registration hold lifted?

For financial holds: Contact Student Accounts at studentaccounts@lakeforest.edu.

How do I audit a course?

Current students: Contact the instructor directly. The instructor will ask the Registrar’s Office to register you as an auditor if approved.

Visiting students or community members: Visit the Adult and Continuing Education page for registration information.

Dates and Deadlines

What if I miss a course withdrawal or Pass/No Pass deadline?

Generally, extensions to deadlines are not granted. Pay attention to your emails and check the Academic Calendar to make sure you do not miss deadlines.

If you believe you have a legitimate reason to request a deadline extension, you may submit a formal appeal to the Academic Appeals Board of the College.

What is the Final Exam schedule for this term?

The final exam schedule is available on the Course Schedules page in my.lakeforest.