Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership, and engagement. Our premier Tier One campus provides cutting edge programs of all kinds: undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, distance, and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.
Our Colleges & Schools
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts C.T. Bauer College of Business College of Education Cullen College of Engineering Honors College Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management UH Law Center
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics School of Nursing College of Optometry College of Pharmacy Graduate College of Social Work College of Technology Graduate School
Since 1975, the Language and Culture Center has provided intensive English instruction for international students who want to study at universities in the United States or improve their English language skills to meet personal and professional goals. Over 20,000 students have increased their ability to use English correctly and effectively at the LCC.
Our 13- or 14-week academic program provides 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for students who need to significantly improve their English to study in an American college or university, whose professions require mastery of the English language, or who simply desire to improve their English language skills. The program includes instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, as well as grammar. Students are placed into levels based on their placement test scores.
All LCC teachers hold master’s degrees and have extensive teaching experience in English as a Second Language. LCC marketing surveys continually show that students return to our program because of the excellence of our teachers.
Students who have successfully completed Level 6 in the LCC are not required to present a TOEFL or an IELTS score when seeking admission to the University of Houston. This is true of all undergraduate programs and a growing number of graduate programs.
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CENTER
Field trips to museums, galleries, parks, rodeo, and local attractions
Computer-Assisted Language Learning Lab
University admissions counseling
Cultural adjustment advising
F-1 student advising
Dates & Length
September 12-December 14
Summer II 2018
January 16-April 26
May 15-August 9
June 21-August 9
Tuition & Fees*†
* Books and supplies, approximately $350 per term, not included.
** Mandatory for F and J visa holders.
† All costs subject to change without notice.
Each term, the LCC offers three merit-based scholarships to continuing students in good standing. Each scholarship covers LCC tuition and mandatory fees (excluding books) for the next available term.
Joyce Valdes Scholarship
Joseph Davidson Scholarship
Brad Powell Scholarship
LCC Application Form
$100 non-refundable application fee
High school transcript and diploma
Certified English translation of high school transcript and diploma
Immunization Compliance Form (if under age 22)
Emergency Treatment Form (if under age 18)
Financial Support Form (if F-1 student)
Bank statement showing $22,000+ (if F-1 student)
Transfer Form (if F-1 student transferring from another U.S. school)
Complete online registration Attend LCC Student Check-In and Orientation Take LCC placement tests Receive class schedule
Receive acceptance letter and pre-departure letter from LCC Receive Form I-20 (if F-1 student) from LCC
Apply for housing Apply for F-1 visa (if F-1 student)