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Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is authorized by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue I-20s (Certificates of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status).
International Students will be considered for admission to LAVC if all of the following requirements are met:
Mail all the required information to:
Los Angeles Valley College
International Students Office
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
To prevent delays in processing your application, download the Application Checklist to ensure your application is complete
Once you are admitted to the college, we will send you a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, more commonly known as an I-20.
Submit the original I-20 with your Change of Status Petition to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Complete form I-539 [PDF: 482KB], Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. Check the instructions [PDF: 422KB] for the current fees and filing process.
It is important to apply early because you cannot register for or attend classes until this petition has been approved. It may take between 30 to 120 days to process your petition.
You are required to participate in International Welcome Week Activities 30 days before the semester starts. Come to the Student Services Center Room 107 C to check in. Please bring your I-20, I-94 your passport/visa, and Change-of-Satus (I-539) receipt.
International students are required to assess prior to attending orientation. Assessment will help you determine your math and English levels and help you enroll in appropriate level courses. Orientation will ease your transition to LAVC and familiarize you with our policies and procedures. During orientation you will review you assessment scores, plan your classes for the upcoming semester and make sure you know what is required of you to maintain your F-1 student status at Los Angeles Valley College.
After your orientation you are required to meet with a counselor once a semester to ensure you are enrolled in the appropriate courses, that you are “in-status” and making satisfactory academic progress.
You may register online at your pre-appointed registration time.
You can enroll online at: http://www.laccd.edu/student_information/sis_logon.htm.
If you do not know when you are supposed to register, you can find your appointment online at www.laccd.edu/student_information/sis_logon.htm.
Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. A fee receipt is required to buy books at the campus bookstore. You may pay your fees in-person in the Business Office, or you may pay online at http://www.laccd.edu/student_information/sis_logon.htm.