LSCPA is now admitting eligible students on an F-1 visa to degree-seeking programs. If you wish to attend Lamar State College Port Arthur on an F-1 visa, please complete the steps on the International Student Admissions Checklist PDF which includes:

  1. Apply for admissions (
  2. Submit all official transcripts
  3. Provide proof of English language proficiency PDF
  4. Complete and return the Financial Support Form and Financial Statement PDF
  5. Submit a valid passport
  6. Complete and return the International Student FERPA Release form PDF
  7. Complete and return the Maintaining Your F-1 Status Form PDF

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or schedule an appointment with the International Enrollment Counselor.

Enrolling at LSCPA

We are very happy you have chosen Lamar State College Port Arthur as the gateway to your U.S. education. We are confident that your experience here will be a positive one.

Now that you have applied for Admissions, please see Next Steps for International Students PDF.

You must have your LSCPA-approved medical insurance in place and all of your previous transcripts submitted to your International Student Advisor before you can register for classes. You must also see an adviser about assessment testing.

Application Deadlines

To be guaranteed consideration for admission, all materials must be received by:

For Fall (August)
Priority Deadline: April 15
Final Deadline: July 1

For Spring (January)
Priority Deadline: Sept. 1
Final Deadline: Dec. 1

For Summer (June)
Priority Deadline: Jan. 15
Final Deadline: April 15

Tuition & Fees

International students are charged Non-Texas tuition and fees. The cost of international health insurance is also billed to the student. International health insurance ranges from $950-$1,050 for Fall/Spring semesters and $500-$600 for summer semester.

Live on Campus

Campus Housing is available for international students who wish to live on campus. Visit for more information or to apply for housing.


Video chat with International Student Academic Advising on ConexED

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