Important Information Registration for Fall classes is open
Students and Instructors will be required to wear a mask when entering an LSC building
Lone Star College is modifying its fall semester calendar.
Online classes and hybrid classes (a combination of online and face to face) will begin Aug. 24 as originally planned (the face to face portion of hybrid classes will begin no sooner than Sept. 8).
Face to Face classes are now scheduled to begin Sept. 8.
Emergency Assistance Available Apply now for CARES Act assistance to help cover expenses related to disruptions due to COVID-19.
LSC has purchased an additional 5,000 laptop computers to assist students taking classes this fall. LSC students will be able to check out the computers, much like a library book. Applications for computers are underway and distribution will begin before the start of the fall semester.
Start by submitting the online application through ApplyTexas. Interested in a bachelor’s degree program at LSC? Select the button to “create a new 2 year college admissions application” and then “Lone Star College System” when prompted. The first option when you select “School/Program” is “Bachelor Degrees at LSC” which will then display the bachelor’s degrees starting this Fall.
New Student Orientation (NSO)
All students required to complete NSO can access the online orientation from the applicant tile in the my.LoneStar.edu student portal. If assistance is needed, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only transcripts requests sent electronically from high schools or colleges will be processed while the facilities are closed due to COVID-19. No LSC transcript requests for mail or pick-up delivery will be processed during this time either. For more information on how to request a transcript be sent electronically to LSC, or from LSC to another institution, choose the page below that best fits your needs:
COVID-19 UPDATE: Students are encouraged to pay online prior to the term due date to prevent their courses from being dropped. If you are unable to pay online, you may mail a money order to your campus Business Office (mailing addresses are provided in chart below). To ensure you are not dropped while your payment is in route, you can scan and email a copy of your money order to your campus Business Office. Be sure to include your name, student ID and contact information. Business Office email addresses can be found here.
Payment Due Dates:
Fall 2020 Payment Due Date - August 15
Winter Mini 2020 Payment Due Date - December 4
Fall Payment Plans
Fall payment plan enrollment began – Friday, May 8
Last day to enroll in a Fall payment plan – Thursday, September 3
Select your registered campus and enter your course information. Please select home ship at this time (NO in-store pickup available). Free shipping applies to all orders during the campuses closure. The bookstores are shipping orders through UPS. Learn more at LoneStar.bncollege.com.
Check-in Rental Book(s): Go to Rental FAQ link (bottom left) on LoneStar.bncollege.com to learn how you can ship in your rental book(s) with a prepaid UPS return label. Rental book due date was May 11, 2020.
LSC Regalia Information:Commencement is canceled
Once the stores reopen, students will need to contact or visit the bookstore for instructions on refunds from Herff Jones.
Selling Back Textbooks: Once bookstores reopen, contact or visit the bookstores for instructions. Forms of payment will be refunded in the same form. Students who paid with Financial Aid will need to visit the store in and will be paid in cash. Get contact information and addresses for all LSC Bookstores at LoneStar.edu/Bookstore.
Need Course Materials or LSC Apparel & Gifts: Submit your online order through our website, LoneStar.bncollege.com.
Mail-in refunds: will occur the day your textbook is received back into the bookstore. Please email the bookstore for confirmation of your shipment.
The Service Desk is OPEN! Please be aware, the OTS Service Desk hours of operation have temporarily changed. Agents are answering calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
Call 832.813.6600 (toll free 866.614.5014) or visit the LSC Service Center for assistance.
CARE for Completion
Lone Star College wants you to stay on course with achieving your educational goals. If you have concerns about meeting some of life's basic needs, you can be distracted from your path to success.
Many Lone Star College academic support resources are transitioning to online; however, during campus closures due to COVID-19, on campus CARE resources will not be available. There are still many off campus resources available!
All students enrolled in courses with LSC can use the tutoring center that works best for them, regardless of location including students enrolled in online courses. Tutoring is covered for all students through the enrollment fee so no payment is required to use these services. Visit LoneStar.edu/Tutoring to learn more.
Communities in Schools/Counseling
Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) is dedicated to supporting students. While CIS adheres to current Center For Disease Control guidelines CIS remains available to provide students with supportive guidance and to address basic and/or emergency needs through health and human services referrals. At the moment, the very best way to reach the CIS staff assigned to your campus community is through email communication. Please click here for current CIS staff phone numbers and emails. Call or email and CIS staff will contact you for a phone conference.
Lone Star College Counseling Services
Lone Star College counselors are master’s level professionals ready to assist students in meeting academic, career and personal goals. LSC counselors also assist students facing academic difficulty (e.g., academic warning, probation, and suspension) - helping students to develop new strategies to achieve academic goals. LSC Counselors are working remotely during the COVID-19 campus closure and are committed to responding to e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner. For counselor contact information, please visit the LSC Counseling Services webpage.
Moving from an in-person class to an online class is a good time for each student to reconnect with their Disability Service Provider who has been coordinating accommodations to determine what changes (if any) will be needed.
LSC students who need to request or renew accommodations can click here.
LSC-Online has a link for students who are new to online learning that can help them get acclimated to what they will need and how to access their classes.