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About The Honors College

The Honors College at Lone Star College offers students the advantages of a small “college within a college,” while still providing access to the extensive benefits available through Lone Star College. Honors classes provide a unique intellectual and co-curricular experience.

Honors College students may earn honors academic course credit by enrolling in honors sections, as well as by working with a faculty mentor on honors special topic courses. 


Open to new or returning students with at least one of the following:

  • A high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • 1240 or higher on the SAT (combined math and critical reading sections).
  • 26 or higher composite score on the ACT
  • 3.25 GPA with a 9 or more college credit hours

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Students admitted into The Honors College at Lone Star College will be admitted into a comprehensive program of study including:

  • Scholarships
  • Early registration and Honors orientation
  • Small, interactive classes and sense of community
  • Dedicated Honors Faculty and specialized advising
  • Participation in local and regional conferences
  • First-year experience unique to Honors
  • Integration of advanced academics with service learning, Model U.N., study abroad, and more
  • Professional/industry internship opportunities
  • Honors designation on transcript
  • Rigorous coursework, enrichment activities and leadership development
  • Opportunity to earn honors graduation distinction
  • Articulation agreements with major transfer universities

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