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International Student Services

All F-1 applicants need to submit items 1 - 8.


After you submit the online application:

  • It may take a couple days for the college to process your application. After it has been processed, you will receive an email from the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) with your student ID number. Your ID number is needed to access your LACCD Student Portal. Activate your student portal to pay the application fee (item #2 on this list). 
  • Once you activate your student portal, you will gain access to the upload link for the required supplemental documents. You will use the link to submit the other items on this checklist. 

To watch a video on how to apply to the LAPC International Program, visit our YouTube channel

Pay the US$ 50 non-refundable application fee through the LACCD Student Portal. You will need your LACCD student ID number to access the portal.

Submit official academic records (transcripts) from secondary school/high school and all colleges and universities attended. A minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or equivalent is required.

  • Proof of high school graduation prior to LAPC's program start date is required. Submit either a transcript that includes your official graduation date or a copy of your high school diploma/certificate with your transcript.
    • If you are still in high school at the time of your application, you will need to submit another set of transcripts upon graduation.
  • If you attended college or university, proof of high school graduation is still required.
  • If transcripts are not in English, attach a certified English translation.

Students who have attended school in the United States:

  • If you attended any colleges or universities in the United States (U.S.), request those institutions mail your official transcripts directly to LAPC. Do not include these transcripts with your application. The institution must send the transcripts directly to LAPC.

Submit the Financial Affidavit Form which should be completed by the applicant and the financial sponsor.

  • The name of your sponsor must match the name on the bank verification letter.
  • Check that the form has all the appropriate signatures.
  • If you are supporting yourself, then select "Personal Funds."
  • Applicants who will receive free room and board must have their housing sponsor complete and sign the "Housing Sponsor Food & Lodging" portion of the form.

Submit an original balance verification letter from your bank or financial institution.

  • The name on the bank letter should match the name of the person identified on the Financial Affidavit Form.
  • The bank letter must be dated within the last three months and reflect a minimum balance required under International Student Fee Schedule & Estimated Living Expenses.
  • A certified English translation must accompany the bank letter if the original document is not in English.

Submit a passport sized photograph; approximately 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.

Submit a copy of your passport identification page.

Some F-1 applicants may need to complete additional steps.

If you are currently studying at a Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) approved school in the U.S. and wish to transfer to LAPC, you will need to submit:

Complete the top portion of the Student Status Verification Form and submit it to your current school, so they may complete the bottom portion. You can submit this form with your application or your current school may submit it directly to LAPC by emailing it to intlstu@piercecollege.edu

If you will be under the age of 18 when you start your program of study at LAPC, you will need to submit:

  • Items 1 through 8 of the application checklist if you are applying from outside the U.S. If you are currently studying in the U.S. with a valid I-20 and wish to transfer into Pierce, complete checklist items 1 through 9.
  • The Guardian for Minor Statement form. This form is to be completed by your parent and guardian.

Personal statements are required from these applicants only:

  • Students who have already completed an advanced degree such as an Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree, or higher
    • Explain your educational goal and why you wish to pursue a degree at the same level or lower than the one you have completed.
  • Students who do not meet the minimum 2.0 GPA requirement (limited spots available)
    • Explain why you were unable to maintain a 2.0 GPA and what steps you will take to maintain your GPA if you are admitted to LAPC. It is important to clearly describe what steps you will take to maintain your GPA.

Please keep your statement brief, 500 words or less. Attach supporting documents if necessary.

How to Submit Your Supplemental Documents

After you submit the online application and pay the application fee, the next step is to upload your supplemental documents to the college by the deadline date.

  • To access the upload link you must have an LACCD student ID number and access to your LACCD Student Portal.
  • Use your Los Angeles Community College district (LACCD) email address (ex. smith@student.laccd.edu).

Supplemental documents can be uploaded at this link:


Documents not properly uploaded or illegible will not be considered, and you may be requested to resubmit them. Please upload and submit all documents in one submission.

Evaluation response time is up to ten (10) business days from the date your submission is received. Applications received between June 15 through July 19, 2024 will experience a longer processing time of up four (4) weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact our office. Email: intlstu@piercecollege.edu. Phone: 1 (818) 719-6417.

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