F-1 Student Advising
About Our Classes
We are a fairly large, diverse international community yet small enough to make you feel welcome in a friendly environment. Our classrooms are small with qualified faculty and staff dedicated to making your educational experience a value for your future.
Lone Star College is a comprehensive community college system of six campuses to choose from: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park.
Enrollment at any of our six campuses involves five processes: admission, visa approval by the U.S. government, advisement, orientation and course registration.
You must have your LSCS-approved medical insurance in place and all of your previous transcripts turned in to your Designated School Official (DSO)/International Student Advisor before you can register for classes. You must also see an adviser about assessment testing.
Before classes start, you must sign-up for international student orientation at the campus you will attend.
Each campus provides an orientation session specifically for international students. This is different from the new student orientation that is required for new students by each campus.
These sessions occur before the semester begins. Your DSO/International Student Advisor will notify you of your assigned date and time in your acceptance packet. Please make arrangements to attend this mandatory session.
The resources below can help you decide your program and courses, prepare you for talking to your DSO/International Student Advisor and assist you during your time at Lone Star College. Please note that as an international student only 3 of your 12 credits can be taken in an online course for the duration of your studies at Lone Star College. Please see your DSO/International Student Advisor before enrolling in any online courses.
- Assessment Testing
- Scholarships Please note: Scholarships are not guaranteed. Therefore, you should not rely on LSCS scholarships as a source of financial support.
All medical insurance information is on our Medical 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. See the information below for more information:
DSO/International Student Advisors
14955 Northwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77040
Fairbanks Center Building 120F
20000 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339-3801
Student Conference Center (SCC) 128
Office hours: By appointment
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384-4500
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073-3499
Wendy Palma, International Specialist/DSO
Student Services Bldg 108A
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375-4036
Office Hours: Call for appointment.
20515 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070
Building 13, Office 200J
LSC-System Office @ University Park
20515 SH 249
Houston, TX 77070
Office hours: By appointment only
|Step1: Apply for
|Step 2: Apply for F-1 Student Visa with U.S. Government|
|Step 3: Meet your DSO/ International Student Advisor|
|Step 4: Attend Orientation|
|Step 5: Register and Pay for Classes|
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Tuition & Fees
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- Fall Semester
April 1 - July 1
- Spring Semester
September 15 - November 15
- Fall Semester:
April 1 - August 15
- Spring Semester:
September 15 - December 15
No less than 60 days from:
- Current I-94 Admission Card/Record Expiration Date
- 21st birthday for dependents on certain visa types