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Lone Star College-North Harris offers Summer Link Program for first-time college students

Lone Star College-North Harris is offering a unique 15-day Summer Link Program for recent high school graduates, designed to support them during their transition to college. The program is for students who need extra academic work to place into college credit courses. The first session of the Summer Link Program will run June 10 through July 3, and the second session will begin July 15 and end on August 7.

“There is often a gap between high school testing and college readiness,” said Deshonta Holmes, program manager of student success initiatives at LSC-North Harris. “Just passing the STAR in order to graduate from high school does not mean that seniors are prepared for college.”

The 15-day program offers upper-level reading, writing and math courses, and is linked to the required student success course, HUMD 0330. Graduating seniors who passed the high school exit STAR test but did not score high enough to place into college-level courses, and those who have finished high school or a high school equivalency program, but who have never been to college, are eligible for the program.

“The goal of the Summer Link Program is to enable students to complete developmental coursework at a faster pace, help students accumulate college credit sooner, provide students with integrated orientation and student success strategies, and to link students with an advisor who facilitates the student’s first-time-in-college experience,” added Holmes.

Tuition for the program will cost $368. Interested students should complete the application and registration process by June 3. After completing an application for admission to LSC-North Harris, applicants should speak to an advisor about enrolling in the program. Applicants will also need to take either the COMPASS or ACCUPLACER placement test. The placement tests cost $29. If the student tests into one of the offered classes, an advisor will help them enroll in the Summer Link Program. Participating students are allowed to take a single math or English course, in addition to the student success course.

For more information about the Summer Link Program, contact Deshonta Holmes at 281.618.5776.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.