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. We are confident that your experience here will be a positive one.
Visit our F-1 Admissions page to answer questions you have before and after your arrival. This page contains valuable information about:
- How to apply and maintain status
- International Student Orientation
- Medical Insurance
Enrollment at Lone Star College involves five processes: admission, visa approval by the U.S. government, advisement, orientation and course registration.
International Student Advisors (ISA) can guide you to successful completion of your goal at Lone Star College.
Use the email addresses below to contact the DSO/ISA at the campus you plan to attend.
Hiam El Dahouk
Student Conf. Center 128
Student Services Bldg 108A
Sarah E. James
Building 13, Office 220-G
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Change-of-Status applications are processed only for one semester at a time based on specific eligibility criteria.The campus ISA/DSO must receive your application on or before:
July 1 (For program start date in August)
November 1 (For program start date in January)