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International Student Program

Our Services

We Provide
  • Academic counseling, education plans, and transfer assistance
  • International student orientation for all incoming and transfer students
  • U.S. immigration advisement
  • Travel authorization and advisement regarding application for new visas
  • Authorization and advisement on how to apply for optional practical training and extension of programs
  • Liaison with U.S. and foreign embassies/consulates
  • Assistance with matters of cultural adjustment
  • Informational workshops, programming and cultural activities
  • Networks for international students to assist one another
Check In & F-1 Orientation

All newly arrived international students must attend Check-In and F-1 Oientation sessions coordinated by the International Student Program. Immigration regulations require students to register their presence in the U.S. within 30 days of the program start date listed on their immigration document (I-20).

Check-In and F-1 Orientation sessions are designed to provide students with important information about immigration and visa regulations, academics, and ISP services. These services also help international students be acquainted with the educational and cultural atmosphere at LACC and in Los Angeles, and provide an opportunity to meet other new international students.

ATTENTION: Please see below for the schedules of Check-In and F-1 Orientation Sessions for newly admitted students for Fall 2017. It is mandatory to attend both Check-In & F-1 Orientation for ALL newly admitted international students. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of your admission to LACC. 



9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Transfer Group 1 July 3rd, Monday July 6th, Thursday
Transfer Group 2 July 31st, Monday August 3rd, Thursday
Initial Group 1 August 7th, Monday August 10th, Thursday
Initial Group 2 August 14th, Monday August 17th, Thursday
F1 Visa Status Requirements

To maintain your F1 status in the United States you must:

  • Maintain full-time enrollment (12 units) for the Fall and Spring semesters and progress toward your degree program.
  • Maintain at least 2.0. G.P.A. (Grade Point Average).
  • Maintain a valid passport and I-20 at all times.
  • NEVER work on/off- campus without a prior authorization.
  • Report any changes in name, address, telephone number within 10 days to International Student Center.
  • DO NOT drop below 12 units without an International Student Advisor’s prior authorization.
  • DO NOT take more than 3 units online or Distance Ed. courses per semester.
  • Obtain permission before requesting a leave of absence or withdrawal from LACC to receive 15-day grace period eligibility.
  • Do not stay in the U.S. beyond the 60-day grace period following your program end date.

 Contact Us

Student Service Building, 2nd Floor

International Student Program
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Tel: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2470
Fax: (323) 953-4013 


Keika Stevenson
SSB 203
(323) 953-4000 ext.  2470

 Office Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
(Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm)

Summer Sessions:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
(Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm)


Winter Session:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
(Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm)

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Phone: 323.953.4000


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