COVID-19: What you need to know on registration, financial aid, and our approach. View Updates ×

The Honors College at Lone Star College

Applying for Fall 2020 and Interested in Scholarships?

Fill out the Honors College Application to apply to the Honors College for Fall 2020 and to be considered for our scholarships! We offer a variety of scholarships including:

  • Merit Scholarships - Geared toward incoming or current college students who are planning to be at Lone Star College for less than two (2) years and/or are unable to commit to the Chancellor's Fellows requirements.
  • The Chancellor's Fellows Award (Opens October 15th, Cohort begins Fall 2021)

See The Honors College Application for more information about each.


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 composite SAT score (combined Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections)
  • 26 or higher composite score on the ACT
  • 3.25 GPA with a 9 or more college credit hours

After completion of the online application, you will be contact by your campus Honors Director with additional details including upcoming course offerings.

The Path to Excellence Starts Here

photo of ladyThe Honors College at Lone Star College offers a wide range of opportunities for honors students—from incoming freshman wanting to graduate with an Honors AA or Honors AS degree, to high-achieving students seeking to graduate with Honors distinction, to students interested in earning individual honors course credit.

The Honors College is designed to meet the needs of high-achieving students seeking to improve their college transcripts and transferability with challenging coursework provided across a broad range of disciplines. Our courses will engage and challenge students inside and outside the classroom through small classes and close interaction with dedicated faculty. Opportunities to enrich the total college experience while at The Honors College include travel, off-campus educational and cultural events, service learning opportunities, conferences and special seminars.

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 member in small groups seminars or independent studies.

Eligibility Requirements and Benefits

Graduation Distinctions

Students enrolled in The Honors College are eligible for graduation distinctions based on their honors credit hours taken. All honors courses will be appropriately designated on transcripts.

  • 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 3.25 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 the Honors Scholar course (includes 25 hours of internship); 3.50 GPA.  Note: The Honors Scholar course 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 College Chancellor's Fellows

Image of a lone Star studentA limited number of incoming freshmen will be admitted as Honors College Chancellor's Fellows. Recipients of this award will receive an award package to include tuition and fees (up to 15 credit hours of in-district tuition per semester), book allowance (up to $600 per semester), and an allowance ($600 per semester) to pursue a course of study culminating in an Honors AA or AS degree.

Eligibility Requirements and Benefits

Please note: The Honors College Chancellor's Fellows application, Cohort to start Fall 2021, will open on October 15th. 

Additional scholarships for this academic year (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) are available, click here to apply. For more information, contact your nearest Honors College campus or you may also contact the System Honors College office at (281) 618-1149 or by email at

Make LSC part of your story.