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International Students

Admission Requirements and Application

Any person who is a high school graduate or equivalent thereof, or who is 18 years of age or older and who can profit from the instruction offered is eligible to apply for admissions to Las Positas College.

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Application Deadlines

We accept applications on an ongoing basis and recommend that you apply early to allow time for the visa interview process. We begin to accept applications for our Spring Semester in mid-September and for our Fall Semester in mid-February. Due to college and visa processing times, our recommended deadlines are as follows:

Semester
Outside the U.S.
Within the U.S.
Orientation
Classes Begin
Fall July 1 August 1 Beginning - August Mid - August
Spring December 1 January 1 Beginning - January Mid - January

 

Applications received after these recommended deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We encourage you to apply early.

Application Procedure

The following documents are required for admission as an International student. All forms, information, and documentation must be submitted by mail or fax before your application can be evaluated. The College will make every effort to advise prospective international students of their admission status as soon as possible after receiving the required documents.

Step 1 - Submit online application for admission

Step 2 - Download and print the following application forms

  • International Student Supplemental Application (463 KB fillable PDF document,16 pages) which includes:
    • Certificate of Financial Responsibility
    • Bank Certification (showing more than $17,938)
    • International Student Agreement
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Medical Insurance Affidavit
    • Statement of Purpose Essay
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (for Conditional Admission)
    • TOEFL with a minimum score of 45 iBT / 450 PBT OR
    • IELTS Academic Test with a minimum band score of 5.0 OR
    • iTEP Academic Test with a minimum level 4 OR
    • Eiken with a minimum grade of 2
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (for Full Admission)
    • TOEFL with a minimum score of 61 iBT / 500 PBT OR
    • IELTS Academic Test with a minimum band score of 5.5 OR
    • iTEP Academic Test with a minimum level 5 OR
    • Eiken with a minimum grade of 2A
  • High School and University Transcripts (translated to English)
  • Identification Photographs (2)

After arrival in the US, please provide the following:

  • Copy of U.S. visa, passport biographic page, and Form I-94
  • Proof of Medical Insurance

Step 3 - Transfer Verification Form

For Transfer Students attending another U.S. institution only. If you are NOT attending another U.S. institution, please go to Step 4.

Submit the International Student Transfer Verification Form (60 KB PDF document) if you are attending another U.S. institution.  This form needs to be filled out by your CURRENT school's International Student Advisor or Designated School Official (DSO) and must show your last date of attendance.

  • Transfer Verification Form from previous school
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of prior I-20

Step 4 - Submit the required forms by mail or fax

Mail to:

International Student Program Office
Las Positas College
3033 Collier Canyon Road
Livermore, CA 94551 USA

Fax to : +1 (925) 424-1877

 

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International Student Program

Building 1600, Room #1658

Sean Day
International Admissions Specialist
(925) 424.1540

Cindy Balero
International Student Program Coordinator
(925) 424.1548

 


FALL 2014 OFFICE HOURS (August 18 - December 23, 2014)

Mon - Thur: 9 am to 4 pm
Friday: 9 am to 12 pm

 

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