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Who May Apply for Admission
and Documents Needed

First-Time Student with High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

First-Time Student without High School Diploma or GED, under 18 years of age and still in high school (Co-enrolled/Dual Credit)

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants are considered for admission on the basis of their previous college records. Transfer applicants must be in good standing with all institutions previously attended. Students on scholastic suspension or probation must meet with an Academic Advisor. Students on disciplinary suspension from another institution must petition to the Vice President for Student Services for individual approval. Students transferring from a Texas public college or university are subject to the same testing requirements that apply to current students.

Documents needed for admission:

Former Students

Students formerly enrolled (out of school for one fall or spring term) at Lamar State College-Orange need only submit a new application for admission. If a student has attended another college or university, an official college transcript must be sent directly from the issuing institution. Students with unsettled financial debts to any Texas State University System component or incomplete records will not be allowed to register until such obligations are resolved.

International Students

Students from other countries holding visas other than permanent resident visas are considered international students. Applicants to Lamar State College-Orange may be accepted for admission and have a Form I-20 issued when all requirements have been met. These requirements include.

  • LSC-O admission application
  • Official secondary school record and official college transcript (if applicable);
  • Evidence of sufficient financial support for the academic year in the form of an I-34 affidavit of support, an Immigration and Naturalization Services document;
  • Provide Proof of English Language Proficiency. International applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency through scores on the TOEFL or IELTS. This testing requirement is waived only for applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years of study at a college or university in the U.S. or in an English proficiency-exempt country. Scores are valid for two years, and must be received directly from the testing agency.

    Undergraduate (Freshman & Transfer) English Proficiency Requirements

    TOEFL Internet Based Total 61
    TOEFL Computer Based Total 173
    TOEFL Paper Based Total 500
    IELTS Total 5.0
  • Proof of adequate health insurance;
    (*Health Insurance is available through ACE American Insurance Company)
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  • $75 application fee.

Transfer students who are out of status must file reinstatement for F-1 status with Immigration and Naturalization Services before they will be allowed to 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 that will lead to the attainment of specific educational objectives. A full-time course load is defined as a minimum of 12 semester hours.


Students in attendance at another college during the spring and/or fall semesters who wish to enroll in summer or mini-session terms at Lamar State College-Orange may be admitted as transient students. Students applying for admission under this classification are required to submit all regular admissions credentials. International students may not be admitted as transients.

Graduates of Non-Accredited High Schools

Applicants who have not graduated from an accredited high school (including home schooled) may be admitted if they (1) have graduated in the upper two thirds of their classes, (2) score 700 or above on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, (3) have the recommended high school preparation credits.

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