A foreign student who wishes to attend LSCC while in
the United States.
Present a minimum score of 500 (173
computer-based) on the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL score may
be waived for students from the following
countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada
(verify from transcript), England, Ireland,
Jamaica, New Zealand, Scotland, Antigua and
Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Belize, Dominica,
Malawi, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Nevis, Nigeria,
Tanzania, the Gambia, Tobago, Trinidad, and
Virgin Islands. All other waivers must be
submitted to the Chancellor for approval and
Satisfy the requirements for the Immigration and
Naturalization Service and complete forms
necessary for attendance at Lawson State
Present an F-1 Visa from another institution (for
Purchase and maintain medical insurance
coverage equivalent to $50,000 in U.S. currency
per injury or illness, including repatriation.
(Premiums to be paid in the Business Affairs
Office at registration).
Provide notarized medical report from a
physician attesting to good health of the
Provide an F-2 Visa and meet admissions
requirements. (All documentation must be
translated into English).
Provide an F-1 Visafor transient status.
The transient status will only be in effect for
one semester under the following conditions:
The Visa MUST be presented in advance (before
A letter must be received from the institution
recommending and approving specific courses.
F1 Visa holders are required to be enrolled
full-time (12 semester hours) and should be
progressing satisfactorily toward a degree.
Tuition for international students is two (2) times
that of residents of the state of Alabama.
Lawson State Community College does not provide
on campus residential housing; therefore, all
international applicants must secure private
The Dean of Students will make the final
decision for acceptance of international
students, who have met the preceding
Applicants are responsible for all consulting costs
incurred in processing immigration forms.
Applicants MUST take the COMPASS exam before being
admitted to Lawson State and register for the
reading courses during the first semester
and each successive semester until all
requirements are met.