Be sure that your FAFSA is current with Forest listed as a recipient.
Also, complete the required background check so that we get the results
before registration begins. Stay current on updates from Forest via
Edvance360 and Forest e-mail. Call us with any questions about
relocating or the enrollment process!
Yes, Forest does accept transfer credit that meets
certain criteria set forth in the catalog.
Up to 15 credit hours may be transferred toward a master's degree or up
to 36 hours toward the doctorate.
Candidates begin the process by completing an Application for Transfer
Credit and submitting the required documentation
. Enrollment Services will send
the information for review. A determination is made based on substantial
equivalence of course content and philosophical emphasis.
The fee assessed for transferring coursework covers basic administrative expenses
in processing requests and may be found in the Tuition and Fee
Forest will work with students to make their transition as easy as
possible. A number of accommodations can be made for students with
disabilities. Our Enrollment Counselor will consult with the individual
student to make the proper adjustments.
Registration is taken care of a few weeks before classes start. As an
incoming student, classes are automatically chosen to be in line with
the curriculum sequence. New students will receive their IEP (individual
education plan) and schedule via their Forest e-mail account. If
everything looks good, it’s signed and sent back. If changes need to be
made, Enrollment Services can help with that.
Our Enrollment Counselor
works to determine the student’s prior educational experiences, career
objectives and potential transfer credit to construct an Individual Education
Plan (IEP). This, plus our lock-step curriculum
sequence, determines what courses a student takes.
The IEP is a long-range guide for students in sequencing academic and
experiences, establishing manageable course loads, meeting guidelines
Financial Aid, and preparing for activities such as the doctoral
internship application process and comprehensive examination sequences.A
representative from Student Services begins working with students at
the time they are accepted into the program to determine their prior
educational and training experiences; career objectives; possibility for
transfer credit; and to construct an Individual Education Plan.
Book lists are posted a few weeks before classes start. Most students
shop around for the best price. Others will rent their books from
current students. It’s absolutely a personal preference on which way to
Current course textbook requirements
will be posted under the library section of our website just before the upcoming term.
Orientation is typically during the two weeks before classes start. Each
program generally has its own. Dates and times are decided closer to
the start of the semester.
For more information about resources available to you please visit our Financial Aid
The costs of attending Forest Institute are updated periodically. Please visit our Tuition and Fees
page for the latest information on costs associated with your education.
Forest Institute has several scholarship opportunities available for both new and returning students. To see scholarships currently available to you visit our Scholarship Opportunities
Award letters are generally sent to students a couple of months before
class begins. In order to receive an award letter from Financial Aid, we
need the FAFSA and the financial aid packet that we provide.
Our St. Louis site is conveniently located in Creve Coeur near a golf course, shopping centers, and an abundance of cultural activities. Learn more
about St. Louis.
Our main campus in Springfield, Missouri has all of the amenities of a large city, but with a small-town feel. There's plenty to do whether you are into the outdoors, shopping, arts and entertainment, or anything else. Learn more
about Springfield, MO.
course! On-campus one- and two-bedroom housing units, completed in
2000, are available to individual students and their families.
Fully-equipped and within walking distance of the school, rental prices
for the units are comparable to similar housing in the Springfield area.
The units include spacious living areas, kitchens, laundry facilities and balconies.
A fitness circuit and playgroup equipment are available on the grounds,
and a city park, municipal golf course and hiking/biking trail lie
adjacent to the campus.
Students, or prospective students, wishing more information on housing are encouraged to call Hunter Property Management
There are no on campus living facilities at the St. Louis site.
Because Forest is located on the outskirts of Springfield, having a vehicle is recommended. Springfield does have a transit system
with a nearby bus stop. However, the nearest bus stop is a little over a
mile from campus. Many of our students live nearby and use bicycles to
commute to school on the Ozark Greenways Trail
during pleasant weather.
A vehicle is also recommended for getting to our St. Louis site
location. For more details on driving to the Golfview building or taking
public transportation, please see our St. Louis directions page
Forest welcomes international students and has staff available that will
help deal with immigration issues. We would encourage any international
students to be active in Edvance360. Talk to current students about
life here and relocating. They’ll be your best source on where to live
and how to acclimate. Edvance360 can also be a great tool to find a
roommate, a car, furniture and more.
Remember to contact Admissions with any questions. We will help you find the answers to any questions you have.
Candidates, who have accepted an offer of enrollment from Forest but
wish to postpone matriculation, may submit a written request to the
Director of Admissions. Such an extension may only be granted for up to
one year, and may not carry-over into another academic year. In
situations where a candidate wishes to begin enrollment in an academic
year other than that which was offered, reapplication may be required,
including payment of the application and matriculation fees.