Incoming International Students

Application Instructions

Deadlines for Academic Year 2021–22

Academic Term

Fall 2021

Winter 2022

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Applying from outside the U.S.

August 15

November 15

February 15

No admissions

Applying from inside the U.S.

September 1

December 1

March 1

No admissions

Required orientation

September 21

December 17

March 18

Not applicable



Steps to Apply 

1. Complete the online application for admissions

2. Email the following information to

  • Your passport (photograph or digital scan of the page with your name and photo)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency using one of the following:
  • TOEFL 500 PBT or 61 IBT
  • IELTS  or IELTS Indicator 5.5
  • Duolingo score 95 or higher (no sub-score lower than 75)
  • IGCSE English with C or above
  • GTEC 1076-1095
  • SAT 480
  • ITEP 3.7 for ELCI students only after 3 months of study
  • US Standard High School Diploma/GED
  • US College Transcript from the most recent college or university attended. Must have a minimum of 12 quarter or 8 semester credits which includes a college level (100+) writing class. All grades must be "C" or above. English language courses are not included.
  • Native-speaker of English from the following countries
  • Bank statement with minimum balance of $24,132 (less than six months old) or Financial Guarantee.  See details about costs.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support if bank statement is not in applicant’s name
  • An official high school transcript if under 18 years of age on first day of class 

If you are transferring from another U.S. institution, please also provide:

  • Proof of visa (copy of photo page)
  • Current I-20 (copy of page 1 and 2)



Placement Testing

LBCC's ESL Reading, Writing, and ALEK Math placement tests must also be taken before you can register for classes and can be taken virtually if you are not in the local area. These tests are not required if students have taken previous college courses in Reading, Writing and Math. You will be sent more information about placement tests once your application is complete.



College Transcripts: 

Your unofficial college transcript from all US colleges or universities you have attended is required before registration for classes. Your official transcripts are required upon arrival.

NOTE: LBCC’s ESL Reading, Writing and Math placement tests must be taken before registering. These tests are not required if students have completed previous US college courses in Reading, Writing and Math. An unofficial transcript is required to waive any placement testing.


For questions, please contact the International Programs Team.

Phone: (541) 917-4847 or (541) 917-4813

Fax: (541) 917-4868

Mail: Linn-Benton Community College
International Programs, T119
6500 SW Pacific Blvd
Albany, OR 97321