Steps to Success
Seven Steps to Success
- Find out how to qualify for dual credit
- Talk to the high school counselor to inquire if your student’s high school has a dual credit agreement with Lone Star College.
- Discuss classes required for your student’s high school graduation plan for dual credit and obtain the counselor’s approval before completing the college admission application.
- Inquire about eligibility rules for University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition and dual credit participation and ask about dual credit application deadlines.
- Learn about approved college placement tests
- Check with the high school counselor regarding college placement tests and score requirements.
- Get copies of college placement score reports of examinations the student has already completed.
- ACT, SAT, Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment, may be presented for dual credit eligibility.
- Check costs
- LSC waives 100% of the tuition for dual credit courses. Students only pay for fees and textbooks.
- Initial TSI (college readiness assessment) test fee is waived for dual credit students
- Submit the Lone Star College online application
- Complete the admissions application at LoneStar.edu/admissions-application.
- Submit placement test scores or complete pre-assessment activity (PAA) and take approved assessment test as recommended by high school counselor or dual credit advisor for the courses you are attempting to take for dual credit.
- Meningitis vaccination is required for courses taken physically on a LSC campus.
- Registering and paying for classes and textbooks
- Dual credit advisors register students for courses approved by the high school counselor on the dual credit/exceptional admission course approval form.
- Pay for classes online at my.LoneStar.edu or at your Lone Star College campus at the Bursar/Cashier Office. Textbooks may be purchased at the LSC campus bookstore or from online retailers.
- Tips for student success and transferring courses
- Student must maintain a grade of C or better to continue in the program.
- Talk to a dual credit advisor to learn how dual credit courses transfer to the university.
- Request a copy of your official LSC transcript to send to colleges and universities.
- Keep a notebook with a copy of the syllabus for each dual credit course completed.
- Enjoy all of the benefits of your student getting a head start in college
- Increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, as well as enroll in and succeed in college.
- Decreases cost of tuition and fees for students by completing up to a year or more of college credit.
- Transfer many classes to public colleges or universities in Texas, and some may be accepted by out-of-state and private colleges.
- Accelerate time to degree completion allowing new graduates to enter the workforce and begin to earn wages sooner which benefits themselves and the economy.
- Access to LSC student resources, such as library, tutoring, career exploration, and much more.
For more information about the enrollment process and being admitted to the dual credit program, please email or call the appropriate campus contact.
Dual Credit Registration
Dual Credit Registration (ISD, Charter, and Private Schools) for Summer and Fall 2018:
Deadline is June 1, 2018 - Secondary Schools (ISD, charter, or private) may select a different deadline that supersedes Lone Star College's published deadline. Please confirm the secondary school's deadline with your high school counselor.
Dual Credit Registration (Homeschool) for Summer and Fall 2018:
Deadline is June 1, 2018 - Please see your Dual Credit Representative on campus.