The mission of the Office of International Programs is to support Lone Star College’s international community in many ways. We want to assure you that despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, LSC will continue to provide you the immigration documents and the up-to-date information you need. Please know that Lone Star College is closely monitoring this global health crisis and we will regularly communicate with you about any updates or changes. All updates pertinent to newly admitted students will be posted on this page. View International Students FAQ's for more information.
COVID-19 Related Admission Exemptions: Students who are unable to submit English proficiency scores due to testing site closures due to the COVID-19 situation are exempt from doing so. Completion of online English placement testing through Lone Star College is recommended to confirm that prospective students can benefit from our classes and avoid possible issues with their student visa. Contact an LSC International Student Advisor for more information.
Before your application will be considered, you will need to complete the following:
Please visit our Maps & Locations page to identify the main campus nearest you. While you may apply to any one campus of your choice, we recommend selecting the campus that makes the most sense for your logistical needs.
Complete the Admissions Checklistbelow based on your application type. This list includes forms that you will need to email to LSC-F1Admissions@lonestar.edu. To avoid delays, only submit your F-1 application documents to this email address. When you apply to one campus, you are applying to all 7 campuses.
Admission requirements for applicants transferring from another U.S. Institution. F-1 transfer applicants who have completed a program of study at either a U.S. institution (high school, language school. College/university, etc) must be admitted and transfer their SEVIS records no later than 60 days after program completion in order to remain in status per F-1 visa regulations.
Admission requirements for applicants who are currently in the U.S. on another visa type and wish to study on an F-1 visa, applying to USCIS for a change of status while in the country.If the applicant meets the admission requirements, Lone Star College will issue the Form I-20 for change of status. LSC does not provide any immigration advice to change of status students. We request that you seek assistance from an experienced immigration attorney for your needs. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has special instructions and rules for change of status students. Please see this website for more details: www.uscis.gov/i-539
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This is a great time to be a student at Lone Star College! You will have the opportunity to participate in interactive learning in diverse classroom settings. You will be challenged to think critically and creatively and to actively participate in inquiry and innovation in your field. You have accomplished so much. I am confident you will enjoy your time at Lone Star College and that you will benefit from being part of an institution and community that is both challenging and caring.
Please view the checklists below for resources on next steps.
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.