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International Students

Hello, and thank you for your interest in Labette Community College (LCC). The following checklist will provide you with all of the steps required for Admission. It is preferred that you apply for Admission and submit all required items at least three (3) months before the semester you plan to begin studies at LCC. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions office.

 

International Student Checklist

  1. Complete the International Student Admissions Application.

    • A non-refundable $100 application fee is required at the time you submit your Application.

    • Submit the Application for admission at least three months before the start of the semester in which you wish to enroll (unless you are transferring from another institution with the USA).
       

  2. Submit an official copy of your High School/Secondary School academic transcripts

    • An English translation of the grades and grading scale. Translations may be accepted from an official equivalent translation company.

    • If you attended a high school in the United States, you will need to request that the High School mail an Official copy of your transcript to Labette Community College.
       

  3. English Proficiency Requirements: Submit evidence of English language proficiency

    • Students must meet one of the following criteria to demonstrate proficiency:

    1. Minimal TOEFL test scores: Internet Based (iBT) = 65, paper-based (PBT) = 513, Computer Based (CBT) = 183.

    2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 or higher. (www.ielts.org)

    3. Have attended and graduated from an American High School within the United States and have maintained a minimum 2.0 CGPA (cumulative grade point average). You will need to request that the High School mail an Official copy of your transcript to Labette Community College.

    4. Completion of ELS Language centers lever 112 (http://www.els.edu/contents/US_University.aspx

  4. Complete the Statement of Financial Information and Certification of Support forms

    1. Submit with a certified bank statement proving financial ability to attend Labette Community College.

    2. If your country will be paying for your education, please submit a letter from your advisor verifying that you will be receiving a scholarship/funding
       

  5. Submit proof of health insurance

    1. Provide a photocopy of your health insurance card

    2. If you do not have health insurance you will need to purchase and provide evidence of new coverage on or before arrival at Labette Community College

    3. Although we do not endorse certain insurance companies, the following list of companies have proven to be very reliable for students:

      1. ISO Insurance (www.isoa.org)

      2. Compass Benefit Group (http://www.compassstudenthealthinsurance.com)

      3. International Student Insurance (www.internationalstudentsinsurance.com)

      4. BETiNS (www.betins.com)
         

  6. Submit proof of Tuberculosis Testing if needed
    Students entering Labette Community College who are from 'High Incidence" areas are defined as areas with reported or estimated incidence of > 20 cases of TB per 100,000 population must have a Tuberculosis 2 Step Test or QuantiFERON Blood Test completed in the United States or Canada. See Procedure 4.011 for more information. High risk counties can be found by going to www.who.int/globalatlas/dataQuery.

Transfer Students (those who have previously attended another US college)

  1. Complete steps 1-6 above
     

  2. Send Official transcript from College/University you are transferring from
     

  3. Complete the Transfer Eligibility Form

    1. Bring form to your International Advisor/DSO at the College/University you are transferring from.
      You may

            (1) Fax
            (2) Scan and email, or
            (3) Mail these items to Labette Community College
                 Admissions.

I-20 Information:
The I-20 is a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student Status for those who wish to study in the U.S. The I-20 form must be taken to the American Embassy or Consulate when you apply for a Visa. More info can be found at http://www.ice.gov/SEVIS/becoming_nonimmigrant_student_52007.htm

Labette Community College Admissions
ATTN: Tammy Fuentez
200 S. 14th Street
Parsons, KS 67357
United States of America

Fax: 620-421-2309
Email: admissions@labette.edu
Phone: (620) 820-1264 or (888) 522-3883 ext. 1264
 

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