Information for Students Planning to Study in the States
All prospective international students should review Study in the States for information on the necessary steps to become an international student and maintain your status.
Overview of Admission Requirements
- International Student Application
- $89 non-refundable application fee
- Financial Statement
- Transcripts from previous schools attended (translated into English)
- Copy of Passport
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
How to Start the Admission Process
- Fill out the International Student Application (see list below) with all required documents and submit with application fees to the address provided on the form.
- Apply at least three months prior to the first day of the quarter in which you wish to enroll. See Dates for information on quarter dates and breaks
- If accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter by mail, an I-20, information on the SEVIS fee and how to pay it, and information on how to apply for your student visa.
Submit These Documents:
- International Student Application with application fee of $89.00 (non-refundable);
- Official transcripts from all previous schools attended (translated into English)
- Proof of financial ability to cover all expenses, medical insurance (including repatriation coverage), and tuition or a notarized Affidavit of Support from your sponsor for the full year of study. See Costs for information about costs and fees.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Score for admission to college-level academic program: 61 internet-based, 173 computer-based, 500 paper-based. The TOEFL Institutional Code for Lower Columbia College is 4402.
Additional Documents for Transfer Within the U.S.:
Students transferring from another school within the U.S. must also provide:
- International Student Advisor Report from your previous school
- Copies of previous I-20's
Mail Documents to:
Lower Columbia College
International Programs, Student Center Room 201
1600 Maple St.
P.O. Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632 USA
After you have applied for admission, access the practice placement test questions:
Access Placement Testing where you may access practice questions in reading and writing. After you have been accepted to Lower Columbia College and have been assigned a student identification number, you may request math placement questions as well.
Results and course recommendations are provided immediately upon completion of your official testing sessions, which are available after you have arrived on campus. Entry advisors use these placement results to determine your English and math course placement.
After You Get Here
LCC notifies the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a regular basis of the status of each international student. To maintain status while enrolled at Lower Columbia College, students holding an F-1 Student Visa must meet these requirements:
- Maintain and successfully complete a full-time load of classes each quarter (minimum of 12 credits per quarter). Students who do not meet this requirement will be placed on probation, and will ultimately lose their student status.
- Be in good standing with DHS at all times during studies at LCC, possess a valid passport, and a Form I-94;
- Provide documentation of current health insurance with repatriation coverage and keep it current while at LCC, whether enrolled or on (summer) vacation;
- Pay current Foreign Student tuition rates for each enrolled academic quarter of study.