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The Honors College-LSC CyFair

Welcome to The Honors College

Our mission is to offer opportunities to high achieving students pursuing an engaging college experience. So, whether your GPA is at the top of the class or you want to volunteer in meaningful community service, our team will assist you in achieving your goals.

Admissions Requirements

Students who have completed 0-8 hours of college-level courses must meet one of the following:

  • Top 10% of your high school graduating class*
  • A high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale*
  • 1150 or higher on the SAT* (combined Mathematics and Critical Reading sections) 
  • 26 or higher combined score on the ACT*

    * Please include a copy of your high school transcript,
    SAT scores and/or ACT scores as appropriate.

Students who have completed at least 9 hours of college-level courses must meet the following:

  • A college GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Students who do not meet these minimum requirements but are interested, are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

How to Become an Honors Student

Incoming Freshmen

As an accomplished High School Graduate, The Honors College offers many benefits to those who are eligible to apply. Incoming freshman have the amazing opportunity to apply to be an Honors College Fellow. Please see below for more information.

Existing Lone Star College Students

As an existing student, you may be eligible to join The Honors College as well! The first step towards becoming an Honors Student is to complete and submit  the Honors College Application. If you are interested in honors credit this semester, you have the ability to enter into an Honors Contract with a full-time faculty member by a certain deadline. Please see below for more information. In the upcoming semester, you will have the opportunity to enroll in designated Honors courses as well as entering into an Honors Contract.

Dual Credit and Home Schooled Students

Any student who is enrolled at Lone Star College System is welcome to apply for Honors classes. Contact us to see if Honors classes are a good fit for you!

To Join as a Dual Credit Student (enrolled in a Public or Private High School OR home school):

  1. Join the Dual Credit Program. More information is available in the LSCS Catalogue (page 25).
  2. Apply to join the Honors Program. Students will be asked on the program application whether they are in Dual Credit (DC).
  3. Notation will be made on the student’s file if he/she is in DC.
  4. At the end of the term when GPAs are checked, the Honors Program Assistant will check whether Dual Credit students earned a C or below in any college class.
  5. If a C or lower is earned in any college class, the student will lose Dual Credit status as stated in the LSCS Catalogue: “High school students must complete each college course attempted with a grade of “C” or better in order to continue in the program” (26).
  6. Once dismissed from the DC program, the student will need to reapply with the Honors Program if he/she wishes to take further Honors classes/contracts. Admissions decisions will be based on the standard admissions procedures for new Honors Students using the criteria listed below:

    Students who have completed 0-8 hours of college-level courses must meet one of the following:
    • Top 10% of your high school graduating class*
    • A high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale*
    • 1150 or higher on the SAT* (combined Mathematics and Critical Reading sections) 
    • 26 or higher combined score on the ACT*

      * Please include a copy of your high school transcript,
      SAT scores and/or ACT scores as appropriate.


    Students who have completed at least 9 hours of college-level courses must meet the following:
    • A college GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  7. To remain in the Honors Program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.25 and take and complete a minimum of one (1) Honors course or contract within two (2) years of admissions. Failure to meet these requirements will place the student on probation for one semester and, if the criteria are still not met, removal from the program at the end of the following semester.

Honors Classes

Honors Courses

Honors Courses are special classes designated for Honors students only. These classes offer you an opportunity to learn with a limited amount of students in a challenging and engaging environment. In the upcoming semester, all Honors Students have the opportunity to enroll in these designated honors classes. Remember, there is very limited space! Submit your application to enroll as soon as possible.

Honors Contracts

Unable to enroll in an Honors course? Honors students have the option to earn Honors Credit by entering into an Honors Contract with a full-time faculty member by a certain deadline. After registering for a regularly scheduled course, you may contact the Honors Director to request an Honors Contract with your instructor. If approved, you must download and complete the Honors Contract form and submit it to your instructor or faculty mentor. After the contract is signed, you will work closely with your instructor/faculty mentor throughout the semester to earn Honors Credit in the respective course. You must maintain at least a B average in the course and present a well-designed research project on Honors Day to receive Honors credit on your transcript. For more information see Honors Courses. For important documents see Honors College Forms.

Scholarships

All Honors Students

Honors Students have access to funds while in excellent standing with The Honors College. The application for a general Honors Scholarship can be found on the Honors College Forms page.

Honors College Fellows

The Honors College Chancellor’s Fellows scholarship offers one of the most generous financial packages to students at Lone Star College. Recipients of this award will receive a full scholarship to pursue a course of study culminating in an Honors AA or AS degree, a book allowance, a cash stipend and more. This amazing opportunity is limited to 20 incoming freshmen with a high school GPA that is the equivalent of a 3.5 or greater on a traditional 4.0 scale. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must complete the Honors College Fellows Application. The Honors College Fellows Scholarship is a potential savings of nearly $8,000 to the cost of your college education.

***The Honors College Fellows Application is now closed for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 academic year. It will reopen for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 academic year soon.

Honors Day

Honors Day is a day reserved for Honors Students to present all their research projects completed throughout the semester. All Honors students who signed Honors Contracts are required to present their research project before their peers. The Fall 2014 Honors Day will take place on Friday, December 5th, 2014.  All Honors students are required to attend this important event. Students who will be presenting their research (all students who have completed Honors Contracts AND nominated Honors Students enrolled in Honors Courses) must submit the appropriate forms to the Honors Office no later than Friday, November 21st, 2014.

Recognition at Graduation

Involvement in The Honors College can result in several levels of formal recognition for students.

  • Students successfully completing an honors course will receive appropriate designation on their transcripts.
  • Honors Scholar with Distinction – Students who successfully complete at least 15 hours of honors credits and 25 hours of community service, and have a 3.5 GPA will receive a bronze medallion, gold and red cords, and additional acknowledgment at commencement.
  • Honors Scholar – Students who successfully complete at least 9 hours of honors credits and 25 hours of community service, and have at least a 3.5 GPA will receive a bronze medallion, silver and red cords, and additional acknowledgment at commencement.
  • Honors College Graduate – Students who successfully complete at least 15 hours of honors credits and have at least a 3.5 GPA will receive a bronze medallion and special recognition during commencement.

Honors Graduates

Upon graduating from Lone Star College, many of our students transfer to the top universities in Texas, including the University of Texas, Texas A&M and the University of Houston. Participation in The Honors College will also make your application more competitive for some of the most prestigious undergraduate transfer scholarships available, including those offered by the Jack Kent Cooke and Terry Foundations.

Ready to graduate with Honors Distinction? Please fill out the necessary forms found in the Honors College Forms page.

Contact The Honors College at LSC-CyFair

Esther M. Robinson, Director
CyFairHonors@LoneStar.edu
Campus Office: LRNC 243
Liz Barker, Staff Assistant
281.290.3472

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