Greetings and Welcome to Lone Star College!
Lone Star College is the smart choice for international students looking to study in the U.S. This fall, more than 3,000 international students from 100 different countries attend Lone Star College. International students benefit from small class sizes, flexible schedules, and world class training centers. LSC international students also thrive through opportunities for meaningful relationships with students and dedicated faculty which can last a lifetime.
26 companies ranked on the 2015 Forbes Global 2000 list have their world headquarters in the Houston region. Foreign governments also understand the important role Houston plays in the world, establishing 91 consular offices, ranking Houston third behind New York and Los Angeles.
In addition to a strong economy and low-cost of living, Houston offers many first rate amenities such as world class museums, five star restaurants and star studded entertainment that attract people from all over the world.
We are authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to admit eligible students on an F-1 visa to degree-seeking programs. If you wish to attend Lone Star on an F-1 visa, your first step is to apply for admission. Our college consists of six main campuses in the Houston metro area.
Enrollment at any of our campuses involves five processes: admission, visa approval by the U.S. government, advisement, orientation and course registration.
We are very happy you have chosen Lone Star College as the gateway to your U.S. education. Whether you are newly-accepted or are a current Lone Star F-1 student, we are confident that your experience here will be a positive one.
Visit our Accepted/Current Students page to answer questions you have before or after your arrival. This page contains valuable information about:
- Arriving in Houston
- International Student Orientation
- Medical Insurance
- On-campus resources such as tutoring and counseling services, student organizations and transferring to a 4 year university
- Off-campus resources such as driver’s license facilities and information regarding Social Security Numbers
Enrollment at Lone Star College involves five processes: admission, visa approval by the U.S. government, advisement, orientation and course registration.
International Student Advisors can guide you to successful completion of your goal at Lone Star College.
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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- 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