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ruling issued on July 6 with enrollment restrictions for F-1 and M-1 students for the Fall 2020 semester, has been rescinded as of July 14.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 After lawsuits were filed, the ruling regarding all online format was rescinded on July 14.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.

Global Student Services Program provides support services to immigrant and US citizen students who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP), as well as provide admission assistance to Internationals students who are admitted to the United States in a temporary, non-resident status (any type of visa).

Our program assists LEP students in navigating through college's admissions, registration, financial aid and advising processes. Program staff also serve as liaisons between students and instructors, and provides referrals to different on campus resources.

Our program staff also provide great resources to LCC international students to help address questions around visas status.


The following forms are for international students who currently attend Lansing Community College.

Current F-1/M-1 Students

Information for students in F-1 and M-1 status on several topics can be found on the F-1/M-1 Students webpage. Students seeking advising should contact 517-483-5323 or with questions or to make an appointment. For information about applying to LCC as an international student please visit the International Student Admissions webpage.

Current F-1/M-1 Students

Gannon Building Back Exterior Entrance

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Global Student Services

Location: Gannon Building - StarZone - Campus Resources Desk
Phone: 517-483-5323

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