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F-1 Student Admissions


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

LSC is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enroll non-immigrant students carrying valid F-1 (student) visas for degree-seeking programs. Currently there are about 3,000 international students from 100 different countries on various visa types. LSC adheres to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidelines. It is the responsibility of the student to have knowledge of DHS regulations pertaining to their visa type.

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[Step 1]: Apply for F-1 Student Admission

Before you application will be considered, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application for admission AND
  2. Complete the Admissions Checklist. This document includes forms that you will need to email to the DSO/International Student Advisor at the campus you plan to attend. To avoid delays, do not submit documents to multiple campuses.

[Step 2]: Apply for a F-1 Student Visa

If admitted by LSC, you will be issued an I-20 that will allow you to complete the application process for an F-1 Student Visa.

[Step 3]: Complete your F-1 Student Admission

  1. Schedule a meeting with your DSO/International Student Advisor AND
  2. Complete the Accepted F-1 Student Checklist.

Additional Resources

  • F-1 Orientation [Required]: Each campus provides a mandatory orientation session specifically for new and transfer international students. This is different from the New Student Orientation (NSO) that is required for new students by each campus.

  • Medical Insurance [Required]: Lone Star College (LSC) requires that all F-1 visa international students, with a Lone Star College (LSC) issued I-20, maintain health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment.

  • Pre-Arrival Tips