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As a prospective international student, let us help you discover how Lake Tahoe Community College fits your educational goals.
The College offers over 40 associate degree programs and more than 20 certificates. LTCC students transfer to a wide variety of other universities to continue their education after completing their first two years at LTCC.
Combine the surroundings with the LTCC campus and what you get is a world-class educational experience!
Location, location, location. Only LTCC can offer Tahoe mountains, the lake, year-round activities, proximity to San Francisco and other California attractions while giving students a rich college experience.
LTCC is a safe, friendly, and modern campus. Students live in a pristine and healthy environment with plenty of chances for outdoor recreation. Our instructors are experts in their fields. Small class sizes allow student to receive personalized attention. Caring counselors and staff are focused on assisting students to reach their educational goals.
LTCC students succeed. We transfer more students to four-year universities than colleges twice our size. Our students leave well prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead. LTCC has transfer admission agreements with schools like UC-Santa Barbara, UC-Davis, UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Cruz, UC-Riverside, and Sonoma State University.
Set at 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, California, is the highest altitude college in California. Outdoor recreation is year-round at Lake Tahoe.
Students are within minutes of three ski resorts, with twelve others to choose from around the lake. Summer brings water sports and access to an extensive network of hiking and mountain biking trails. The beauty of Lake Tahoe provides the scenic backdrop for students who want to take advantage of Lake Tahoe Community College's strong academic programs.
The College does not have dorms, so students must find rental housing in the local area.
International applicants are expected to supply required documentation by the admission deadline for each quarter. Admission requirements include:
For details of the requirements, please see the International Student Information Packet.
LTCC welcomes international students from many countries around the world. New students typically begin attendance in the fall, but may apply for any quarter.
To remain in status, international students are expected to enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 units per quarter.
LTCC provides the first two years of undergraduate study. After completing their academic program, students may transfer to a university to finish a baccalaureate degree.
International students who have completed coursework outside the United States should discuss their transcripts with a counselor prior to transferring to Lake Tahoe Community College. Transfer coursework is only considered if the institution at which it was completed is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
If you are interested in transferring to Lake Tahoe Community College from another college or university, the first step is to download the International Student Information Packet.
Transfer applicants are expected to coordinate with the designated school official at their current institution and the admissions staff at LTCC. After acceptance, the student's SEVIS records will be transferred between the institution prior to the start date for the first quarter of attendance.
To remain in status, international students are expected to enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 units per quarter. In general, international students may not work off-campus.
LTCC is on the quarter system. Students transferring from institutions on the semester system should discuss unit conversions and timing of transfer with a counselor. International students who have completed coursework outside the United States are also strongly encouraged to review their transcripts with a counselor prior to transferring to Lake Tahoe Community College. Transfer coursework is only considered if the institution at which it was completed is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
For more information, please contact:
Lake Tahoe Community College
International Program Coordinator: Marta Sternal