Flexibility, Convenience Lead Many to Enroll in Alternative to Standard Semester-Length Classes
Think you'll miss the chance to start college this fall? Think again.
Although registration for Lone Star College–Montgomery’s traditional 16-week semester ends on Saturday, August 25, the college offers a wide variety of Second Start classes with start dates beginning in mid-September through October.
Second Start classes range from three to 14 weeks in length. Students can register up to the first day of class and complete their course by the end of December or earlier, depending on the course’s length and start date.
"This is a great opportunity for those who can’t begin the semester in August," said Dr. Julie Leidig, vice president of instruction at Lone Star College–Montgomery. "We understand that many people can't fit in a 16-week course, so these classes provide a convenient alternative."
A wide variety of Second Start classes are offered, including some LSC-Online formats and Saturday courses. Just like the traditional 16-week courses, Second Start offerings are designed to fit a broad range of academic goals toward certificates, associate’s degrees or university transfer. Program areas that offer Second Start classes include:
- Computer Information Technology
More specific information can be obtained by reviewing the online fall schedule at montgomery.lonestar.edu, or coming to campus to pick up a hardcopy schedule. Registration and advising hours beginning Monday, August 13, are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. During the semester, advising hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
For more information about Lone Star College–Montgomery, visit montgomery.lonestar.edu, or call (936) 273-7000. Lone Star College–Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, approximately one-half mile west of I-45 between Conroe and The Woodlands.
Lone Star College System, among the largest and fastest-growing community colleges in Texas, comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center.