International Students

Students from other countries holding a visa other than a permanent resident visa are considered "International Students." Applicants to Lamar State College-Port Arthur may be accepted for admission and a Form I-20 issued when all requirements have been met. These requirements include:

  • application for admission;
  • official evaluated secondary school record and official evaluated college transcript (if applicable);
  • proof of purchase of Student Health Insurance Plan through Lamar University. More information can be found at lamar.myahpcare.com;
  • show evidence of sufficient financial support for the academic year by submitting an I-134 (affidavit of support), an Immigration and Naturalization Service’s document; and
  • proof of English proficiency by submitting either TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Scores must be received directly from the testing service.

Transfer students who are out of status must file reinstatement for F-1 status with the Immigration and Naturalization Service before they can enroll. Students denied reinstatement will be administratively withdrawn from classes and will be subject to the refund policy in effect at the time of withdrawal.

In fulfillment of immigration regulations, a student must enroll in a full-time course of study which will lead to the attainment of specific educational objectives. A full-time course load is defined as "a minimum of 12 semester hours."