Welcome to The Honors College

Our mission is to offer opportunities to high achieving students pursuing an engaging college experience.

Admissions Requirements

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

  • Top 10% of your high school graduating class*
  • A high school cumulative 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 cumulative college GPA of 3.25 or greater on a 4.0 scale

Why apply to the Honors College?

  • More scholarship opportunities
  • Make yourself competitive for transfer to a four-year university
  • Work with top-rated faculty
  • Opportunities for travel
  • Membership in Honors College Student Organization

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 opportunity to apply to for the Chancellor's Honors College Fellows program. Please see below for more information.

Current Lone Star College Students

As an existing student, you may be eligible to join The Honors College. The first step towards becoming an Honors Student is to complete and submit  the Honors College Application.

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!

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 cumulative 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 cumulative college credit level GPA of 3.25 or greater on a 4.0 scale

*To remain active in The Honors College, students must maintain a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.25, complete a minimum of one (1) Honors Course or Honors Contract within an academic FA/SP year, and attend three (3) official Honors College events each semester.

Honors Classes

Honors Courses

Honors courses are specially designed sections with enrollment limited to active Honors College students. These classes offer students the opportunity to learn in a challenging and engaging academic environment. Classes are limited in size, and registration is completed through the office of The Honors College.  

Honors Contracts

Honors students have the option to earn Honors Credit by entering into an Honors Contract with a certified Honors Faculty Mentor. Honors students contact a faculty mentor and complete an  Honors Contract Form at the beginning of the semester, which includes an Honors Project Proposal for an individual research project. The student meets with the faculty mentor a minimum of six times over the course of the semester, and presents the research project at the Honors Day Conference held the last class day of each semester. Students who successfully complete an honors contract for a non- honors course will receive an "Honors by Contract" on their transcript following the submission of all appropriate documentation.

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.

Chancellor's Honors College Fellows

What is a Fellow?

Lead. Advance. Achieve.
The Chancellor's Honors College Fellows are a select group of high achieving and dedicated high school graduates who will be offered the following benefits. Fellows receive all the benefits of the Honors College at Lone Star College, plus:

  • Award package to include tuition and fees (up to 15 credit hours of in-district tuition per semester)
  • Stipend ($600 per semester)
  • Book Allowance (up to $600 per semester)
  • International travel opportunities
  • Community of engaged students
  • Culminates in Honors Associate Degree (AA or AS)

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 scholarship funds for up to 15 hours of in-district tuition each semester to pursue a course of study culminating in an Honors AA or AS degree. In addition, Fellows will receive a book allowance and a cash stipend to cover expenses each semester.  This 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. and submit all required documentation including evidence of a completed FAFSA and/or TAFSA no later than April 15th. *

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 Spring 2015 Honors Day will take place on Friday, May 1st, 2015.  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 Monday, April 13th, 2015 at noon.

Recognition at Graduation

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

  • Honors College Fellow Degree (AA/AS) – Students who complete a minimum of 6 honors credit hours per semester and a total of 27 hours of honors credit with an overall 3.5 GPA will receive the designation of Honors College Fellow Degree on their transcript
  • Graduate with Honors in Research – Completion of 9 Honors credits, 3.50 GPA
  • Graduate with High Honors in Research – Completion of 15 Honors credits, 3.50 GPA
  • Graduate with Highest Honors in Research – Completion of 21 Honors credits, 3.50 GPA
  • Honors Scholar – Completion of Honors Scholar contract (includes 25 hours of internship); 3.50 GPA.  Note: The Honors Scholar Contract may only be attempted after successful completion of 9 honors credits OR after successful completion of 6 honors credits with concurrent enrollment in an additional 3 or more honors credits

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: CENT 113
281.290.3472