International Students

International Students

Apply now to be a part of one of the largest international student populations in the United States.

We are thrilled to have you join our vibrant, diverse community at Houston Community College.

 As an F-1 student, it is important to note the following: Spring and Fall semesters - F-1 students must enroll in 12 credit hours, of which only ONE (1) class can be 100% online. The remaining classes must be in-person or hybrid classes. If Summer is the first semester of attendance, F-1 students should enroll in 9 credit hours, of which only ONE (1) class can be 100% online, and the rest must be in-person or hybrid classes.

Hours of Operations 

  • Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST


Connect with your Designated School Official 

Use ISP Zoom Lobby to connect with your Designated school official (DSO) who monitors your Form I-20 and non-immigrant status, and maintains F-1 records in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, known as SEVIS. 

  • Meet your DSO in the HCC Virtual Lobby: Click here to access support through Zoom Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In our commitment to ensure every student receives timely service before closure, our team will close Zoom at 4 p.m. This will allow the team to appropriately manage resources to support students' inquiries during operational hours. All students who sign in by 4 p.m. will be serviced based on their queue position.
  • Send your DSO a message: 


Connect with HCC Enrollment Services & Academic Advisor 

Get help with HCC onboarding and academic advising in the Virtual Lobby. Meet with your Academic Advisor for assistance with your classes, change of major, and completion verification forms.


International Student Events 


F-1 International Student Resources

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Contact Us

Office of International Student Services

ISP Zoom: