Persons holding immigrant status such as permanent resident, refugee, or asylum, may apply for admission for any enrollment term. Please use the LCCC domestic application.

A non-immigrant student is one who is a citizen of a country other than the United States, who is authorized to remain in the United States for a temporary period as an F-1, J-1, or H-4 visa student and who intends to return to his or her home country.

LCCC is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Citizenship Enforcement Services to issue the required Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 students (also known as the Form I-20) as well as the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa (also known as the Form DS-2019). New students will be considered for January (Spring), and August (Fall) semesters. Returning/Current students may also attend June (Summer) semester. F-1 and J-1 visa students must retain full time (12 or more credit hours) status at all times and remain in good academic standing.

 

Enrollment Deadlines

  • January (Spring semester) – October 31
  • August (Fall semester) – June 30

**Admission information is available in many different languages upon request.**

 

International Student Application Checklist

Use the following list to help you prepare your application.

 

1) LCCC International Student Application Form     

  • The application must be filled in completely. You must include the complete street address of your residence in your home country (a post office box is not acceptable), home country telephone number, email address as well as a contact number of any local relative or sponsor in the United States.
  • Include your educational history in the correct section. Be sure to include the name, location, and dates of attendance of your secondary (or high school), as well as any post-secondary, university-level, or English language training.
  • The application must be signed and dated by the student applicant.

 

2) School Records

  • You should submit official, certified school records – NOT PHOTOCOPIES. In most cases, you must submit documents issued by the school, the ministry of education, the government or official office responsible for issuing school records. In the event that you cannot provide an original document, then a certified true copy may be submitted. If the documents are issued in English, you can submit these; otherwise you must also provide an official English translation.
  • You must prove successful secondary school completion (such as school grade report, diploma, graduation document or secondary exam certificate results). Secondary school completion typically means at least 12 years of education. Submit your final year grade report and exam results.
  • Include post-secondary, university-level, or English language study information, educational records and/or grade reports.

 

3) Proof of Financial Eligibility

  • Students must have adequate funds to cover all expenses for the first full year of study at LCCC and must be able to demonstrate such to the American Consular officer who will consider your visa application.
    • Approximately $18,550 US is required for each year of study. No financial aid, grants, or loans are available from LCCC. Students should not expect nor require employment income.
    • The International Student Financial Form (included in the LCCC International Student Application Form) must be completed and submitted along with an original bank letter from the sponsor’s bank or financial institution which includes the location of the bank, sponsor’s account information converted into US dollars, and which is signed by a bank official. Financial documentation must be less than six months old.
  • If the sponsor is an American citizen or Permanent Resident, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services form I-134 should be completed and notarized.

 

4) Passport and Visa information

  • Submit a photocopy of the passport signature page, showing the validity dates and expiration date of your passport.
  • If the applicant is currently in the United States:
    • Submit photocopies of the visa documents, the visa stamp inside the passport, and a copy of your I-94 document
    • Submit school information, a photocopy of your I-20, and a grade or attendance report if you are attending another institution.

 

5) English Language Ability

If English is NOT your first language, you will be required to submit the results of an English language proficiency examination such as: TOEFLibt, IELTS, EIKEN, or ITEP.

  • Students who have earned a minimum score of 173 on the computer-based TOEFL test (or 500 on the paper-pencil test, 61 IBT, 1051 GTEC CBT, 2A on EIKEN) may be considered for regular admission and must sit for the Accuplacer Placement Examination upon arrival at LCCC and prior to enrollment in classes.
  • Students who have earned at least 133-170 on the computer-based TOEFL test (or 450 on the paper-pencil test, 46 IBT, less than 2A on EIKEN) may be considered for English as a Second Language study prior to, or concurrently with a limited number of credit courses.
  • Minimum IELTS score is 5
  • Minimum ITEP score is 3
  • Minimum GTEC CBT score is 901
  • Minimum EIKEN score is 2

 

6) Essay

Submit a brief, personally written essay describing your previous English experiences and/or your academic goals in the United States. This may be handwritten or typed.

We ask that you download, print, and complete the forms; then scan them and return them by email to: myates@lorainccc.edu. They may also be faxed to: 01-440-366-4213.

Once the completed application packet and supporting documents have been received, the International Initiatives office will, upon acceptance, send you the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility or the DS-2019, which allows you to apply for your F-1 or J-1 visa. The I-20 or DS-2019 form (along with appropriate instructions) will be sent to you by courier service.