Lake-Sumter Community College


Items Needed For New Student Admission

Please review the checklist provided below. These are the items needed for admission to the College. The checklist will assist you in gathering the required information to be an International Student at LSSC. Items 1 through 5 of the following must be completed, received, and approved by the College prior to the completion of any immigration paperwork.

As each step listed below is completed, the student should write in the date the requirement was satisfied. This will act as the student record to make sure each requirement is completed.

1. English Proficiency

For a student from a foreign country whose native language is not English, they must meet a standard of English Proficiency. This can be demonstrated through testing and other means. The most common is the TOFEL test. The student must submit acceptable TOEFL scores of:

  • 213 computer-based
  • 550 written-based
  • 79-80 Internet-based

Click here for TOEFL Test Information

Please Note! All students who have English as a second language must submit a copy of:

  • Acceptable TOEFL test scores or one of the "Exceptions" listed below, and
  • The Admissions Application and 
  • The $75.00 (USD) Admissions Fee

If the above three items are not submitted together the application will be not be processed.

Exceptions to the TOEFL requirement are as follows:

  • The student earned a college preparatory American high school diploma or GED in English.
  • 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.
  • The student successfully completed an associate degree or higher from a U.S. college or university.

2. International Student Admissions Application

Submit an International Student Admissions Application along with the above proof of English proficiency, with the required non-refundable $75.00 fee (U. S.  Dollars) to the Admissions Office for one of our Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science or Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs.

Please Note: If the application is not accompanied with the proof of English proficiency, as listed above, the application will not be processed! 

Please Note: Certificate Programs listed in the LSSC Catalog are not acceptable by our government for students on F-1 Visa Student Status.

3. Submit Transcripts

Submit official copies of all academic transcripts, high school and college (if applicable). All foreign transcripts must be evaluated. This must be done through an evaluation service. LSSC uses World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. Please make sure Lake-Sumter State College is a recipient of an official copy of the evaluation. There are costs associated with the evaluation of credentials. Contact the provider for more information. These documents must show the date of successful completion. If a completion date is not included on the transcript, a diploma or certificate is required along with the transcript. 

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616
FAX: (305) 273-1338
Email: info@jsilny.com
Web site: www.jsilny.com

World Educational Services
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274
Email: via website
Web site: www.wes.org

4. Submit Financial Statement

Submit a financial statement showing $25,662.00 (U. S. dollars or equivalent) of financial support if you will be pursuing an associate's degree; $26,135.00 (U.S. dollars or equivalent) if you will be pursuing a bachelor's degree. See financial requirements.

If not in English, a translation must be provided. If there is a U. S. sponsor (U. S. Citizen or U. S. Resident Alien) for a portion or all of the funding, a U. S. immigration form I-134 Affidavit of Support will be required along with a supporting letter or bank statement from a financial institution.

5. SEVIS I-901 Fee

All students must go to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website to complete the I-901 form and pay the appropriate fee in U.S. dollars. 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.

6. Certificate of Compliance

The Certificate of Compliance for Health/Accident Insurance is required. Compliance with this college regulation is required 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. 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.​​