F-1 Visa Student Admissions

Applicants

Lone Star College System is a comprehensive community college system of six campuses: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park.

Please contact one of the Designated School Officials (DSO)/International Student Advisors before applying.  If you are already in the U.S., please contact a DSO/International Student Advisor at one of our six campuses for transfer and enrollment requirements.

Enrollment at any of our six campuses involves five processes: admission, visa approval by the U.S. government, orientation, advisement and course 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 the International Student Application (PDF).
  5. Provide proof of Financial Support - All applicants must provide a completed and signed Financial Responsibility Statement (PDF) and 2 additional primary financial documents in USD (for example, recent savings and 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.
  9. A copy of the applicant's passport valid for at least six months at the time of the application.

Admissions Deadlines

New Students from Outside the United States:

Your application and required documentation must be on file in the admissions office by the 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 to the DSO/International Student Advisor at the Lone Star College campus they wish to attend. Please contact the DSO for a deadline. 

  • Items 3-9 from the application process listed above
  • International Student Transfer-In Information form (PDF) completed by an international student advisor from the student's current institution
  • Copies of passport, U.S. visa, and I-94 card/admission record 
  • I-20s from all previous schools
  • Official transcripts from any U.S. institution attended
  • Placement test scores (TASP/THEA, Compass, etc.), if applicable

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.

Orientation

Each campus provides a mandatory orientation session specifically for new and transfer international students. 

  • 2015 Dates
    These sessions occur before the semester begins. Accepted students will be notified by their International Student Advisor/DSO of their assigned date and time in the acceptance packet.  F-1 visa students should make arrangements to attend this mandatory session. 
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