Lansing Community College

***USDHS ruling issued on July 6 with enrollment restrictions for F-1 and M-1 students for the Fall 2020 semester, has been rescinded as of July 14.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced on July 6 that it was going to prohibit students with F-1 visas from taking more than one class online each semester.

During the spring 2020 semester, USDHS said it intended to be flexible with how courses were being taught due to the pandemic, even though the typical regulation for students with F-1 visas allowed only one online course per semester. On July 6, without warning USDHS revoked that flexibility. After lawsuits were filed, the ruling regarding all online format was rescinded on July 14.

LCC's three instruction format options (Online, Online Real-Time, and Online hybrid hands-on) for the fall semester are all considered online. LCC's F-1 visa students currently in the U.S. will be able to continue taking their classes in the online format for the fall 2020 semester.

LCC's F-1 students who left the U.S. during the spring semester and continued their classes from their home countries will be able to continue to take all online courses and return to LCC without interruption once face-to-face classes are safe.

Contact Global Student Services at or 517-483-1924 for questions and clarifications.

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M1 and F1

Individuals in temporary, non-resident status interested in pursuing a full-time course of study at LCC. This includes students interested in transferring to LCC from another US institution and international students applying to the English Language Studies Program.

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Guest Students

Individuals with an F-1 or M-1 visa who currently attend another US college/university and intend to take a small number of classes at LCC (less than full-time enrollment).

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Other Visa not F-1/M-1

Individuals who wish to study at LCC while holding a non-resident status other than M-1 or F-1.

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Forms and FAQ

Visit the forms and frequently asked questions webpage for helpful resources and forms.



One year estimated cost to attend LCC as an international student including, housing, tuition, meals, books and fees.

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Contact the StarZone

Visit the StarZone to get help with admissions, financial aid, academic advising, payment plans, placement testing, orientation and all other student services.

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The StarZone

Phone: 517-483-1957
Toll Free: 800-644-4522

Downtown Campus
Gannon Building
411 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

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