Los Angeles City College
International Student Program and Language Academy

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Film Studies, Music

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 45+, iTEP: 3.4, PTE Academic: 40+, Duolingo: 70+, IELTS: Band 4.5+

  • Social Media

Los Angeles, California
Land of Sun, Recreation and Culture


Academic Pathway & Short Term Programs Offered

As a comprehensive community college, Los Angeles City College (LACC) offers a variety of classes and programs allowing students to earn an Associate degree, certificate and/or university transfer opportunities. LACC helps students transfer to competitive universities as juniors, enter high-paying jobs and enable them to advance in their careers.

Los Angeles City College will provide educational opportunities for students through the following means:

  • General education classes required for transfer and Associate degree programs.
  • Liberal Arts majors leading to the Associate degree and transfer.
  • Vocational training majors leading to certificates of completion, the Associate degree, or transfer.

Language Academy at LACC (In Person Courses)

Improve your English language skills! LACC's Language Academy can assist you in achieving your goals.

Earn LACC Transferable College Credit  in our Level 3 Advanced English course when you transfer into LACC's academic program.


Our Language Academy consists of three levels: Level 1 - Basic. Level 2 - Intermediate. Level 3 - Advanced. Each Level is comprised of Two Modules. Spring & Fall: Modules take six weeks to complete. Summer Intensive: Eight weeks to complete two modules. 

  • Understand written and spoken college level academic materials
  • Establish effective note taking skills
  • Write academic papers that meet college standards
  • Develop critical thinking skills

The Campus

The students at Los Angeles City College (LACC) come from every corner of the world and reflect Los Angeles' multicultural community. LACC is one of the most established community colleges in California. LACC is located in Hollywood, just five miles from Downtown Los Angeles, and set on 48 attractive acres. The college facilities include TV and Film studios, performing arts theatre, music hall, and more than a dozen multi-story classroom buildings including a library, and gyms. The surrounding area boasts numerous housing opportunities such as POD shares, apartments, and room rentals. LACC is also accessible through public transportation by bus, or the Red Line Metro system. There is ample opportunity for students to participate in the many clubs and student organizations on campus. The Associate Student Body of Government sponsors a mix of academic and extracurricular events to enhance the social and cultural climate on campus. 


Residents of Los Angeles are within one hour of the Pacific Ocean and the San Gabriel Mountains, where one could go swimming in the morning and snow skiing in the afternoon. As a cultural center there are concerts, ballets, plays, musicals, museums, sporting events, held in such places as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Universal Studios, The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Dodger Stadium, Greek Theater, Hollywood Bowl, Disneyland and the Hollywood Walk of Stars. Cultural, social and recreational activities are literally available 12 months out of the year.

Notable Alumni

LACC alumni include notable educators; civic leaders and politicians; business leaders; Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winners; medical and technology professionals and a Nobel Laureate. Our math and debate teams are nationally recognized and our theater and cinema-television programs are among the best in the country. Our classroom experience is more intimate than large universities, and our smaller class sizes allow for more student/teacher interaction.

International Students

Academic sessions and check-in are required for all new international students and take place over several days prior to each semester. The Academic session introduces the new student to the College's programs, services, procedures, and campus grounds through group orientation sessions conducted by counselors and International Office Personnel. All new students who are attending a credited college program in the U.S. are required to enroll in a Personal Development class designated for F-1 students. The college is on the semester system, with fall semester classes running from August through December; spring semester classes meeting from January through May, and summer sessions scheduled from June through August. International Students with F-1 Visas pay approximately USD $4,750.00 for 12 units per semester (fees and tuition). Additional units beyond the minimum required 12 will be charged by the units.

*Enrollment fees and tuition subject to change.

Los Angeles City College
International Student Program and Language Academy

855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
P: 323.953.4000, ext. 2470
For more information: Los Angeles City College
International Student Program and Language Academy