Lansing Community College

Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa who are currently attending another U.S. college and intend to take a small number of classes at LCC are considered as guest students. Completion of the online application for International Guest F-1 or M-1 student is required. New applicants should apply online. Please be certain to select the International Guest Application from the choices. Guest admission does not qualify the student for a Form I-20 from LCC. No other application forms or documents are needed.

It is the school which issued your Form I-20 or DS-2019 form that determines your requirements for:

  1. Maintaining your visa status while attending LCC
  2. Course selections and number of credits to be taken at LCC
  3. Whether your LCC credits will be accepted for transfer credit
  4. How many times you may attend LCC as a guest. While enrolled as a guest student at LCC, you are required to maintain your status through the institution who sponsors your Form I-20. You must have permission from your adviser at this institution to take classes at LCC.

International guest students, regardless of the tuition arrangement at their regular school, are charged the international tuition rate at LCC. (Tuition rates are subject to change at any time by decision of the LCC Board of Trustees.)

International Guest Students
Placement Tests

All students must meet course requirements for enrollment. Placement tests or proof of successful completion of prerequisite courses may be required. Guest students are advised to check course requirements listed in the schedule book prior to registration. Students who desire a waiver of placement tests or other prerequisites based on previous course work completed at their former or current US college/university should request a waiver. The completed waiver request form and an unofficial transcript from your current US college/university can be submitted to the LCC Advising Center, StarZone in the Gannon Building for review. Completed waiver request forms may also be dropped at LCC East, LCC West, LCC North and Livingston County Center.

LCC Students
Desiring Guest Approval

LCC international students who wish to attend another US college/university as a guest student must discuss their plans with the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) at LCC prior to enrolling at the other school. Guest approval is not automatic. A number of visa status regulations must be considered before a decision regarding guest approval can be made. Appointments should be scheduled early. 

You may email your questions to Please enter "International Guest Admissions" in the subject line.


The StarZone is home to many student service departments such as admissions, academic advising, financial aid, student finance, testing and more! Visit the Enrollment Support Specialists in the StarZone for help with admissions, class registration, general financial aid questions and more.

Student chats with helper at the StarZone in the Gannon building

Phone: 517-483-1200
Toll Free: 800-644-4522
Fax: 517-483-9668

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Gannon Building
411 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

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Registrar's Office

Phone: 517-483-1200 option 2
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Financial Aid

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Academic Advising

Phone: 517-483-1200 option 4

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