To help address questions surrounding the Jan. 27, 2017 executive order and its Feb. 3, 2017 temporary stay, Lone Star College is sponsoring a series of FREE Immigration Workshops. Immigration attorneys will be on hand to help students, parents and the community find answers and explain how the order could impact them.
Bilingual attorneys will be available to answer general questions in other languages if necessary. Sign Language Interpreters will also be available. Please visit our Immigration Workshops page for a listing of the available languages at each session. Speakers of other languages are encouraged to attend the session that best suits their needs.
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 profit from making relationships with students and faculty that 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.
|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 1
- Fall Semester:
April 1 - August 1
- Spring Semester:
September 15 - December 1
No less than 60 days from:
- Current I-94 Admission Card/Record Expiration Date
- 21st birthday for dependents on certain visa types