Seven Steps to Success

Seven Steps to Success

Find out how to qualify for dual credit

  • Talk to the high school counselor to inquire if your student's high school has a dual credit agreement with Lone Star College.
  • Discuss classes required for your student's high school graduation plan for dual credit and obtain the counselor's approval before completing the college admission application.
  • Inquire about eligibility rules for University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition and dual credit participation and ask about dual credit application deadlines.

Learn about approved college placement tests

  • Check with the high school counselor regarding college placement tests and score requirements.
  • Get copies of college placement score reports of examinations the student has already completed.
  • ACT, SAT, Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA2), may be presented for dual credit eligibility.

Check costs

  • Students only pay for tuition and textbooks.
  • Initial TSIA2 (college readiness assessment) test fee is waived for dual credit students

Submit the Lone Star College online application

  • Complete the admissions application at  LoneStar.edu/admissions-application.
  • Submit placement test scores or complete  pre-assessment activity (PAA) and take approved assessment test as recommended by high school counselor or dual credit advisor for the courses you are attempting to take for dual credit.
  • Meningitis vaccination is required for courses taken physically on a LSC campus.

Registering and paying for classes and textbooks

  • Dual credit advisors register students for courses approved by the high school counselor on the dual credit/exceptional admission course approval form.
  • Pay for classes online at my.LoneStar.edu or at your Lone Star College campus at the Bursar/Cashier Office. Textbooks may be purchased at the LSC campus bookstore or from online retailers.

Tips for student success and transferring courses

  • Student must maintain a grade of C or better  to continue in the program.
  • Talk to a dual credit advisor to learn how dual credit courses transfer to the university.
  • Request a copy of your official LSC transcript to send to colleges and universities.
  • Keep a notebook with a copy of the syllabus for each dual credit course completed.

Enjoy all of the benefits of your student getting a head start in college

  • Increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, as well as enroll in and succeed in college.
  • Decreases cost of tuition and fees for students by completing up to a year or more of college credit.
  • Transfer many classes to public colleges or universities in Texas, and some may be accepted by out-of-state and private colleges.
  • Accelerate time to degree completion allowing new graduates to enter the workforce and begin to earn wages sooner which benefits themselves and the economy.
  • Access to LSC student resources, such as library, tutoring, career exploration, and much more.

Make LSC part of your story.