Transfer Students from Universities Outside the U.S.

For students transferring from a university outside the United States, the following is needed:

  1. TOEFL SCORES: If a student is from a country whose native language is not English, the student must submit acceptable TOEFL scores of 213 for computer or 550 for written-based test. Click here for TOEFL Test Information.  
Please Note! All students who have English as a second language must submit a copy of:
  1. Acceptable TOEFL test scores or one of the "Exceptions" listed below, and
  2. The Admissions Application and
  3. The $70.00 (USD) Admissions Fee.

If the above three items are not submitted together the application will be returned to the student.

Exceptions to this rule are as follows:

  1. The student earned a college preparatory American high school diploma or GED in
  2. The student successfully completed secondary education from a school outside
    the U.S. that teaches the entire secondary education in English. Students from
    those countries that follow the British system need proof of successful completion
    of their particular testing requirements.
  3. The student successfully completed an Intensive English Program from a U.S.
    college or university or from one of the ELS Language Centers at level nine.
  4. The student successfully completed an associate degree or higher from a U.S.
    college or university.
  1. The student must have transcripts evaluated by an accredited evaluation service found listed at Credential Evaluation Companies.
  2. The student must submit proof of financial support. For in-depth information go to the Financial Requirements Web site.
  3. All students must contact the U.S. Embassy in their home country to see what the process is to obtain a student visa and to find out how much time it will take to process the I-20. Because the U.S. Embassies around the world take from 5 days to 4 months to process an I-20, LSCC must know this information in order to enter the appropriate starting date on the student's I-20.
  4. Once all of the above has been submitted, reviewed and approved, only then is the College able to complete the I-20 for the student to take to the U. S. embassy.
  5. Once the I-20 has been issued, all students must complete the SEVIS I-901 Form and pay the $100.00 (U.S.Dollars) fee. The receipt from paying the SEVIS I-901 fee is required for the interview at the U.S. embassy. Please Note: This fee is in addition to the normal interview fees the embassy may charge.
Please note, Because completing the SEVIS I-901 form requires the SEVIS I-20 number, and School Code number, the form I-901 & fee are not able to be processed and paid until the student receives their SEVIS I-20 packet from the College.

By using the Internet, students are now required to go to the Department of Homeland Security's SEVIS I-901 Form Web site. This form will have to be completed and the required fee must be paid in U.S. Dollars either on the Internet, by a credit card drawn on an American bank, or by a check drawn on an American bank and mailed to the mailing address provided on the Web site. Because of numbers needed off the I-20, the fee may be paid only after the I-20 has been processed and received by the student. A relative or friend from the U.S. may do this for the student. If payment is made online by credit card, a computer receipt will be printed immediately. If a student mails in the payment, the receipt may take several weeks to receive. In all cases, the receipt must be presented along with the SEVIS I-20 at the embassy, airport, and/or the Canadian/U.S. border.

Non-immigrant F-1 international students shall not be permitted to register or be permitted to continue enrollment at Lake-Sumter Community College unless they demonstrate that they have adequate Health/Accident Insurance coverage for illness and injuries in the United States. The Certificate of Compliance may be submitted with the above required documents. However, if you are unable to submit the Certificate of Compliance prior to coming to the U. S., you must submit this information as soon as possible after arrival in the local area, as it is required before registering for classes.

All full-time non-immigrant international students enrolled at Lake-Sumter Community College must comply with this regulation after the I-20AB has been issued to the student AND BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. Non- compliance will prevent any future class registration until the compliance form is submitted and approved.