Areas of Study
The subject you would like to study is given many titles in the United States It may be referred to as area of study, concentration, curriculum (plural curricula), major, or program. To obtain the F-1 or M-1 student visa, a program of study must be listed on the I-20 form; therefore, you must list a curriculum on your application. Curricular guides list the course and graduation requirements for each area of study at LCC. Be sure to note the exact name and number of the curriculum that you choose on your application.
English Language Instruction
If you are applying to LCC for English Language instruction, you should use ESL for area of study name and 0097 for number on your application.
Certificate and Associate Degree Programs
Certificate programs are only eligible for the M1 visa period. Students with an M1 visa may NOT change to the F1 visa to extend their study to the Associate degree level without returning to their home country.
If you plan to complete an Associate degree you should know
that USDHS regulations do not allow the F1 student to choose
"undecided" as a program. If you are uncertain of what you
want to study (undecided), we recommend that you select,
0251-Liberal Studies, because it allows the largest choice
of courses. Our academic advisors will be happy to assist
you during your studies at LCC to develop your educational
and career plans.
The Associate degree (2 year career programs) prepares an individual for a specific type of employment that requires in the United States only two years of college preparation. Employment in these careers in your country may require more or less college study.
To choose a program of study that is a certificate (less than two years) or Associate degree program click here.
Transfer programs are careers where two years of college
study is usually not sufficient for employment in this
field. Additional study is undertaken at the university
level for the third and fourth year resulting in the
Bachelor's degree. If your long-term educational goal is to
obtain the Bachelor's degree, you should select a transfer
program rather than an Associate degree career program.
During your study at LCC, our academic advisors will be available to assist you in preparing to complete an Associate degree or obtaining information about completing a transfer program, including preparing for admission to the transfer institution of your choice. It is the student's responsibility to meet the admission requirements of the transfer institution.
View the transfer program list.
Online Course of Study
This type of program would be designed for students who plan to remain in their home country while pursuing a program of study at LCC. For more information view online programs.
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