International Initiatives And Student Services

College Center, room CC 204 E
Ms. Cheryl Miltner, Project Coordinator, PDSO, RO. Phone: 001-440-366-4069
Fax: 001-440-366-4213 Email: 

Lorain County Community College welcomes international students, whether holding immigrant or non-immigrant status.

Currently, LCCC enrolls international students from more than 35 countries. Many international students choose Lorain County Community College as the ideal environment to improve their English, pursue their education, graduate, transfer and advance their academic and career goals.

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About Lorain County Community College

LCCC is a public institution.  The LCCC experience introduces students to a campus environment that promotes both personal and professional growth and exploration.  Lorain County Community College provides a wide range of academic programs and services, including associate degrees and technical certificates.  Campus facilities include modern classrooms, laboratories and clinics with state of the art equipment, college library/learning center, fine arts performance center, physical fitness complex, bookstore and on site food kiosks, and a regional conference center. 


The University Partnership

Although LCCC does not award Bachelor’s degrees, its University Partnership allows LCCC students to easily transfer and complete their bachelors and even some master’s degrees from 12 public and private universities on the LCCC campus. 


International Enrollment

For the fall 2015-2016 academic year, Lorain County Community College enrolled 109 international/non-immigrant visa-holding students, representing 31 different countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, The Middle East, and South America. 

Location: The campus is located in the city of Elyria, county of Lorain, state of Ohio, in the picturesque Great Lakes region.  The campus and city are quiet and safe.  The city of Cleveland is located 20 miles to the east and the Cleveland International Airport is only 25 minutes away. 

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Academic Calendar

The academic year consists of two 16-week semesters, fall and spring. 

  • Fall semester begins August 28, 2017, and concludes December 17, 2017. 
  • Spring semester begins January 16, 2018, and concludes May 11, 2018. 
  • The 8-week summer semester begins May 21, 2018, and ends July 29, 2018.  

Academic Calendars


Academic Programs

Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering Technologies, Health and Wellness, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Human Services.  

Program and Career Pathways


Admission Requirements

  1. Completed International Application.
  2. Copy of Passport.
  3. Financial Application and Bank Statements.
  4. TOEFL, IELTS, ITEP, or EIKEN Examination Results.
  5. High School transcript and diploma or School Leaving Examination Results.
  6. University Transcript if applicable.
  7. Personal Essay.  All Documents must be scanned in color and sent to  


Tuition and Fees

For the Academic Year 2016-2017, the estimated school expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and supplies, is $8150.00 for two semesters.  All other expenses are estimated to be $10,150, and include the following: food, housing, transportation, health insurance, and entertainment.  No scholarship or financial assistance is provided to international students.  Register for 13-18 credit hours at LCCC and only pay for 13!  

Tuition and Fees



As a two year community college, LCCC does not have residence halls.  We do, however, sublease a limited number of furnished apartments of behalf of our students, which accommodate 2-3 students per apartment.  Students leasing through the college must commit to a minimum of a one year lease.  



Public transportation is limited throughout Lorain County.  Many students find it convenient to apply for Ohio drivers licenses, and, in many cases, purchase used vehicles.  


University Transfer Students

International students with previous university study, whether in the United States, or in their own home country, are eligible for a transfer of course credit.   


Student Visas

LCCC is authorized to issue the I-20 Certificate for F-1 Student Visa, as well as the DS-2019 Certificate for J-1 Exchange Students and Visitors. Learn More.  


Learn More About Attending LCCC as an International Student