F-1 Visa Student Admissions


We are an open-enrollment educational institution, and your first step isto apply for admission. Please contact one of the DSOs/International Student Advisorsbefore applying. If you are already in the U.S., please contact a DSO/International Student Advisor at one of oursix campuses for transfer and enrollment requirements.

Enrollment at any of oursixcampuses involves three processes: admission, advising andcourse registration.

Application Process

You must complete all of the steps below before your application will be considered.

  1. Select the Lone Star campus which you would like to attend.
  2. Contact a DSO/International Student Advisor at the campus you have selected.
  3. Complete the general admissions online application.
  4. Complete and sign theInternational Student Application(PDF).
  5. Provide proof of Financial Support -All applicants must provide a completed and signed Financial Responsibility Statement (PDF) and2additional primary financialdocumentsin USD (for example, recentsavingsand checking account statements)showing adequate funds for the duration of study.The DSO/International Student Advisor at each campus can provide additional information on acceptable forms of proof.
  6. Provide proof of English Proficiency - Information on acceptable forms of English proficiency can be found here.
  7. Provide evidence of high school graduation or college-level work.
  8. Complete and sign the Maintaining Status Form.

Admissions Deadlines

New Students from Outside the United States:

Your application and required documentation must be on file in the admissions office bythe following dates:

  • July 1st - Fall Semester
  • November 1st - Spring Semester

Applicants requesting a change of status to F-1

If you are requesting a change of status to F-1, you must submit all required documentation to Lone Star College at least 30 days before the expiration date on your I-94 card. If we receive your materials less than 30 days before, we will not be able to process your request. Please contact the DSO/International Student Advisor at the campus you wish to attend for a checklist of required documents.

Transfer Students

An F-1 student transferring from another U.S. college/university must submit the following documents tothe DSO/International Student Advisor at theLone Star College campus they wish to attend.Pleasecontact the DSO for a deadline.

All forms listed on this page can also be found on the Forms page.

Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Texas law requires certain groups of students entering college to provide proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination at least 10 days before the start of classes. To determine if you are affected by this requirement, please see the Required Meningitis Vaccination page.


Each campus provides an orientation session specifically for international students.

  • 2014 Dates
    These sessions occur before thesemester begins. Be sure toverify this date withthe International Student Advisor and make arrangements to attend this mandatory session.
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