Spring break will be extended one week for students at the colleges of DCCCD.
Classes will not be held March 16-29 as faculty and staff prepare to transition to working, teaching and learning remotely. Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information.

International Student Admission

If you are an international student, you must apply at the college you wish to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact us using the information below, and we’ll be glad to assist you.

​Welcome to the International Center

North Lake College has a growing international student population currently representing more than 80 countries.  We are committed to serving North Lake College's diverse student population by supporting international students and language learners in an inclusive and encouraging environment.  We provide excellent enrollment, advising and F-1 status immigration services to assist students as they gain language skills, achieve academic success and attain their educational goals.

Why Attend North Lake College?

A community college is an ideal choice for international students. Affordable out-of-country tuition and small class sizes help make North Lake a great place to pursue your education.
The community college environment has many advantages:
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Individualized attention from professors
  • Lower tuition cost
  • Class credit transferable to four-year universities
  • Ideal environment to adapt to American academic practices
Many international students come to North Lake College to earn an associate’s degree and then transfer to a four-year university in the United States to earn their bachelor’s degree. This means North Lake is a great starting point for your American education. 
Degrees and Certificates
A full listing of our academic programs

Required New Student Orientation
New NLC students must read this orientation presentation (PDF file) and then take the required quiz. 100% passing score on the quiz is required. At the end of the quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion, which you must bring to the International Center to register for classes.

If you cannot open PDF files, you can download Adobe Reader for free. After installing Reader, try again.

Which English Language Classes Should I Take? 

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Non-credit courses for students who need to strengthen their English language skills

​​English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Credit courses for students who already have some English-language proficiency

Contact Us

5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038
phone: 972-273-3155
fax: 972-273-3138
email: NLCINTL@dcccd.edu
office: A418
office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m