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International Students Checklist

An International student is someone applying to Los Angeles City College with an F-1 student visa, issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). International students are not eligible for financial aids granted by the state of California nor the U.S. federal government.

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Admission Process and Required Documents: Please review the information below to understand the admission process to Los Angeles City College as a full-time F-1 visa international student. Los Angeles City College is required by U.S. government regulations to collect and review the materials listed below in order to issue the immigration documents necessary to obtain a student visa. All documents submitted for evaluation will become the property of Los Angeles City College and will not be returned to the prospective student. 

Step 1
Step 1: Complete the LACC’s Online International Application (CCC Apply)

Complete the LACC online application for International Students.

NOTE: If you encounter an error message when you check the "No Expiration Date" under the I-94 information section on CCC Apply online application, please uncheck the "No Expiration Date" box and input any future date as an expiration date to move forward with your application submission. When selecting your Citizenship in Open CCCApply, select "STUDENT VISA (F-1)" regardless of your current status.

Step 2
Step 2: Review the Checklists Below and Complete All the Required Documents
International Student Application Checklists

See the checklists (A) and (B) below, determine which checklist applies to you, and gather all the necessary documents. All the following documents must be emailed to iss@lacitycollege.edu in order to be considered for admission as an F-1 student.

(A) Initial Student Checklist

Students who are applying from abroad as a new F-1 visa student must submit the following documents:

  1. F-1 Student Supplemental Application Form (fillable PDF)
  2. Proof of Funds - Current proof of funding must be in the form of a bank letter or a bank statement (with an official signature/seal). All bank verifications should indicate U.S. currency and dated within 6 months of the term start date. An estimated yearly expense is $22,000 U.S. dollars.
  3. Affidavit of Support Form (If you have a financial sponsor)
  4. Proof of English Proficiency*
  5. Copy of Transcripts or Equivalent, i.e. certificate of completion, diploma, etc.
(B) Transfer Student Checklist

Students who are currently in the United States on an F-1 visa and wish to transfer to Los Angeles City College must submit the following documents:

  1. F-1 Student Supplemental Application Form (fillable PDF)
  2. Proof of Funds - Current proof of funding must be in the form of a bank letter or a bank statement (with an official signature/seal). All bank verifications should indicate U.S. currency and dated within 6 months of the term start date. An estimated yearly expense is $22,000 U.S. dollars.
  3. Affidavit of Support Form (If you have a financial sponsor)
  4. Proof of English Proficiency*
  5. Copy of Transcripts or Equivalent, i.e. certificate of completion, diploma, etc.
  6. Copy of I-20 from current school 
  7. Copy of Passport and Visa stamp
  8. Intent to Transfer-In Form
  9. I-94 (if you are applying for Change of Status)
*Accepted Proof of English Proficiency:

You can satisfy the English Proficiency requirement through one of the following options:

  • TOEFL : IBT = 45 or higher; CBT = 133 or higher; PBT = 450 or higher
  • IELTS : Grade 4.5 or higher
  • iTEP : Grade 3.0 or higher
  • EIKEN/STEP : 2nd grade or higher
  • MELAB : 75 or higher
  • Cambridge ESOL : FCE or higher
  • PTE Academic : 45 or higher
  • Adams College of English (ACE): Completion of CEFR Level or higher
  • California Language School (CLS): Completion of Advanced ESL Level or higher
  • Language Systems International: Completion of Level 6 or higher

     

Step 3
Step 3: Submit All the Documents to LACC:

Email all the documents to: iss@lacitycollege.edu (please include your name in the "subject" of your email). We accept unofficial documents EXCEPT FOR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

Questions?

Please contact us at iss@lacitycollege.edu if you have any question about the admission requirements or Live Chat us!

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