Here is what you need to do to get started at Lake-Sumter State College as an international student. If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office.

1. First Steps

Complete an application
Fill out and submit the International Student Application for Admission. The application must be submitted with a $75USD non-refundable application fee to the Admissions and Records Office:

Lake-Sumter State College
Admissions and Records Office
9501 U.S. Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788

Be sure to correctly fill out what type of student you are registering as (first time in college, transfer, readmission, or transient) when filling out the application as it will determine the necessary steps you take once your application has been accepted.

Send us your transcripts
You must have the equivalent of a United States of America high school diploma. International students must arrange to have complete transcripts from all institutions outside the United States of America evaluated by an evaluation agency at their expense. Records must carry the official seal of the educational institution. We highly suggest you use one of the following evaluation agencies:

International Education Evaluations, Inc. (IEE)

7900 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28227
Phone: (704) 772-0109

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338

World Educational Services
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274

Complete an English-language competency test (if applicable)
If English is not your native language, then you must submit acceptable TOEFL scores, which are as follows:

  • Computer based test: 213 or higher
  • Internet-based test: 79-80
  • Written-based test: 550 or higher

Test scores must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office.

Send us financial statements
Send in a financial statement showing your financial support in U.S. Dollars to the Admissions and Records Office. If you have a U.S. sponsor (U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien) helping you for a portion of the support or all of the financial support, a U.S. immigration form (I-134 Affidavit of Support) is required along with a bank statement from a financial institution.

Complete the I-901 SEVIS Fee
All international students must complete the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) SEVIS I-901 Fee and pay the required fee. The payment receipt for the I-901 Fee is required for an interview at a U.S. embassy. This fee is an addition to the normal fees the embassy may charge.

Provide proof of health and accident insurance
This proof is required prior to registering for classes. Proof of health and accident insurance should be sent to the Admissions and Records Office.

2. After You’ve Been Accepted

Activate your student email account
Your student email account is how we communicate with you and provide you with important information that you need to know about.

Next Steps

  • If you are a first time in college student, you will need to complete orientation (New Student Advising & Registration). More information at
  • If you are a transfer, readmission, or transient student, you are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor before registering for classes. Make an appointment.

Register for classes
Be sure to register for classes early.

Pay for your tuition fees
Log in to myLSSC to review any outstanding fees that you need to pay. Be sure to pay before the first fee payment deadline from when you register for classes. Learn more.