Dates and Deadlines

Quarter Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017 Summer 2017
Last day to apply
secure housing
August 8 November 21 February 20 May 22
Arrival day September 14 December 29 March 29

July 1


Application Process for International Students

Step 1

Complete, scan, and email application items to international@lowercolumbia.edu

  • International Student Application
  • Copy of passport information page
  • Proof of financial support: Bank statement of sponsor showing at least $18,000 USD in the account. Bank statements should be less than 6 months old at the time of application. Students with government sponsorship should provide a letter that states the award amount and dates.
  • Students transferring from another school in the USA should also submit: 
      • Transfer-in Form
      • Official Transcripts (if transferring from a college or university, not needed if transfering from high school)
  • LCC does not require proof of English proficiency for admission. However, if applicants would like to be directly admitted to a degree program, they can provide proof of proficiency in one of the following ways:
      • Have their TOEFL score report sent directly from ETS to LCC. Our school code is 4402. Our score requirement is 61.
      • Send us a scan of their IELTS score report (we verify electronically). Our score requirement is 5.5 on the academic version
      • Provide official transcripts from a accreddited US college or university that show completion of the equivalent of English 101 and 102 with grades of "C" or better.
      • Have graduated from a high school or college in one of the English Proficiency Requirement Exempt Countries.


Step 2

Reply to mailing verification email from LCC.


Step 3

Receive email with scan of admission letter, SEVIS ID number, and UPS tracking number for your admission packet from LCC.


Step 4

Once you receive the admission packet, pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and schedule your appointment at an US Embassy or Consulate to apply for your F-1 Visa.

It is helpful to check the visa appointment and processing wait times for your country.


Step 5

Secure or verify housing with LCC

Send housing request form and deposit, or verify you have secured your own housing before the housing deadline.


International Programs Office

Agents and those inquiring about short term programs please contact LCC President Chris Bailey at cbailey@lowercolumbia.edu, 360.442.2101

Director of International Programs

  Marie Boisvert
  360.442.2313
  mboisvert@lowercolumbia.edu

Homestay Questions / Host Family Support

  Laura Abelarde, Program Coordinator
   360.442.2310
  labelarde@lowercolumbia.edu

Independent Living Questions

  Justin Ford, Program Coordinator
  360.442.2440
  jford@lowercolumbia.edu

IESL Questions / Student Support

  Anna Davis, Program Coordinator
  360.442.2310
  atdavis@lowercolumbia.edu

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