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To be accepted to the Language and Culture Center, a student must have completed the equivalent of U.S. high school prior to enrolling in the LCC. If the student is not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, the student has to obtain a valid non-immigrant or immigrant status which permits the student to study full time. Most international students study in the LCC on an F-1 visa.  

Application Instructions

A. Complete the online application form

Go to myLCC to begin the application process. After you submit this first page (your name as it appears on your passport, your personal email address-not someone else's email address, and country of citizenship), you will receive an automated email with your login name and password. Log into myLCC for access to the complete application. 

Note: if you do not receive an automated email from the LCC, please check your spam or junk folder.

Important: please send an email message to the LCC at (include your full name and date of birth) after you submit your completed application. This notifies us to begin review of your application. 

If you have any questions or difficulties, please email the LCC at

B. Upload all required documents

  1. Transcript or diploma showing proof of successful completion of high school (or higher education) in English
  2. Copy of valid passport (biographical information page) and passport of all dependents
    1. For permanent residents: also, permanent resident card (green card)
    2. For individuals applying for permanent residency: also, Form I-797C (Notice of Action) showing that your Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) is pending adjudication by USCIS 
  3. Financial Support Form
  4. Bank statement showing at least $22,000 will be available to you. Add $5,075 for each dependent. 

Financial Guarantee (only for F-1 applicants who will be sponsored by a government or organization) 

  1. Other required documents (if applicable)
    1. For applicants under age 22: Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Immunization and Compliance Form
    2. For applicants under age 18: Permission for Emergency Treatment Form 
    3. For applicants with spousal dependent: marriage certificate 

For Transfer students (F-1 visa holders transferring to the LCC from another language school in the U.S.): F-1 Student Transfer-In Form 

Note: the LCC does not re-admit former LCC students or students who have previously been denied admission to the LCC.

All required documents are located in your myLCC account and must be uploaded in pdf or jpeg format.

C. Pay the $100 LCC application fee

Coming soon in 2024: online credit card payment for application fee!

At this time, there is no process available to submit your $100 application fee payment. Therefore, the LCC will temporarily process applications prior to receiving application fees. At a later date, applicants will be sent a link via email to make the application fee payment.

The application fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

A new $100 application fee is due for each deferral.

Application review and processing take approximately 10 to 15 business days after all required documents and the application fee have been received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Admission to the LCC does not guarantee admission to the University of Houston.