A. Students who have completed 0-8 hours of college-level courses must meet one of the following:
Students who have completed at least 9 hours of college-level courses must meet the following:
A. For early action, please submit your application and all supplemental materials by February 1st. The final deadline is April 1st.
A. High School Graduates who have completed 0-8 hours of college-level courses must meet the following:
If you meet the first 4 requirements, please fill out the Honors College Fellows Application and submit all supplemental materials by the dates listed above.
A. The benefits of The Honors College are many – and each student will find something unique that appeals to him/her. For example, many students find that the dynamic nature of the courses and the challenge inherent in them are the biggest benefit. Some students are looking for a “leg up” when transferring to another college/university. All Honors students have access to scholarships, specialized advising, opportunities to participate in local and regional conferences, Honors designation on transcript, Honors graduation distinctions and more. Honors College Fellows have additional benefits such as a full scholarship culminating in an Honors AA or AS degree, book allowances, cash stipends and more. Honors Graduates also will have a competitive application for some of the most prestigious undergraduate transfer scholarships available, including those offered by the Jack Kent Cooke and Terry Foundations.
A. Honors Students can register for Honors courses online, the same process a student would take to register for regularly scheduled classes. Once access is requested, the Honors Director will approve enrollment. Remember, these classes are limited, register as soon as possible!
A. If a course is eligible, students have the option to take a traditional, non-Honors course and earn Honors credit for it by individually contracting with the instructor. This will add an Honors Project to the existing course work. Called “Honors by Contract,” students and faculty partner to create a curriculum that provides an equivalent experience to that of a student taking an Honors course.
At LSC-CyFair, we believe that an essential part of the Honors experience is to take part in classes with other Honors students. This opens the door for exchanging ideas and creating a community. Honors by Contract often doesn’t offer students the same level of interaction with others and are thus not available for all classes.
Students CAN contract for a class which:
To learn about the process for creating and completing an Honors contract, please go to Honors Courses. For questions about a class, please contact the Honors College Director.
A. The easy answer is “none.” Students are encouraged to monitor their own schedules and abilities. Some terms, you might take 2 Honors classes; other semesters you might not take any. There is no maximum number of classes per semester BUT you must take at least 1 class or contract within 2 years of joining or you’ll be put on probation.
A. Contracts aren’t approved for many reasons. When consideration is made in deciding whether a class is eligible for a contract:
If your contract isn’t accepted, we will be happy to work with you to find another section that might be eligible for contracts or to help you plan for the following semester to get a different contract.
A. Probation with The Honors College IS NOT the same as Academic Probation with Lone Star Cy-Fair. A student can be placed on probation with the Honors College if his/her GPA falls below at 3.25 or if he/she fails to take at least 1 Honors class/contract with in 2 years of joining.