International Student Counseling
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The International Student Counselor is available to meet with current F1/M1 student visa students attending LBCC to discuss your academic, career and personal goals.

Any specific questions regarding your I-20, employment or other specialized immigration questions, please contact the International Student Office.

Scheduling An Appointment with your International Student Counselor

Current LBCC (F1/M1 Visa) International Students may schedule a counseling appointment by calling the International Student Services or Counseling (LAC campus only). You must request to see the international student counselor and have a Viking Student ID # in order to make a counseling appointment.

What to Bring to the Appointment

At the time of your appointment, you must check in at the Counseling Office with your Viking Student ID. Please bring your curriculum guide, ABC GE guide, and list of questions for your counselor. As you start your education at LBCC, it is a good idea to keep all of your paperwork. At the time of the appointment, simply bring all of your documents.

How to Prepare for an Appointment

If you have attended other colleges and/or universities prior to attending LBCC, you must submit official (unopened) transcripts to Admissions and Records at least two weeks prior to your appointment time. Having your transcripts will assist the counselor to properly select your courses. 

Writing out all the questions you have prior to the appointment will assist you and the counselor in making sure that all of your concerns and questions are addressed at the time of the appointment.

Why Make an Appointment?

It is very important for you to meet with the international student counselor to develop an educational plan. In order to keep up with the changing requirements, you must meet with a counselor on a regular basis. We recommend meeting with a counselor at least once each semester to develop or update an educational plan to meet your academic and career goals.

How to Meet With Your Counselor Online

Online Counseling is a web-based service, utilizing a webcam and audio. The full service, online appointment allows students to connect with a counselor, and complete all services that are available in the traditional, in-person counseling format. Online Chat Counseling is also available for students to ask quick, general counseling related questions. You must select International under Special Programs to schedule an appointment with the International Student Counselor.

“No Show” Policy

If you miss two counseling appointments within 6 months without cancelling at least two hours prior to your scheduled appointment.

You are also considered a no show if you check in more than 10 minutes past your scheduled appointment time and you cannot make another individual appointment until you are cleared. In order to be cleared, you will need to speak to a counselor during a 10-minute express counseling time (No educational plan will be developed).