To be eligible to participate in The Honors College at Lone Star College, you must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
A high school GPA of a 3.50 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 twelve (12) or more college credit hours
If you are an existing college student with twelve (12) or more college credit hours, a college GPA MUST be considered.
Applications for admission must be submitted, received, and reviewed by the first day of classes to be considered for that given Fall or Spring semester. Allow for at least two weeks for the review process and notification. Late applications will be reviewed for admission the following semester.
The application process allows interested students to apply for admission to The Honors College and consideration for our two scholarships:
Rolling admissions means applications will be reviewed, when complete (see below), periodically throughout the year. For this application, applicants may be selected for interview, accepted (or declined), and awarded, after interview.
This process encourages students entering college to complete early to determine acceptance and access to cohort scholarships and to possibly secure a scholarship for the following academic year. Spaces are available until all awards are distributed. The applicant period begins on October 15. The early action priority deadline is January 15. The general scholarship processing period extends until the start of the academic year.
To be eligible for an interview (for scholarship consideration) an applicant must submit an unofficial transcript (with rank and GPA calculations), and the writing sample. If applicants are turning in SAT or ACT scores, which are optional due to COVID-19 this year, they would also be needed for consideration at this time.
Award: Applicant has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Honors College and admitted for the 2021 Academic Year, contingent upon successful submission of all requisite paperwork.
Admit: Applicant has been accepted into the Honors College for the 2021 Academic Year.
Defer: A deferred decision means that although the applicant met the Early Action period, or completed the application before the end of the processing period, we need more time and more information about our applicant pool in order to make a final scholarship decision. An update on any scholarship decision would be provided to the student before the start of the Academic Year.
Deny: Based upon the application documents submitted, we are not able to offer the applicant admission to the Honors College and/or we are unable to extend a scholarship offer to the applicant at this time.
Waitlist: The application has been placed on a waitlist. Although we have determined that the applicant is academically prepared to succeed, we must make certain we do not exceed the number of scholarship allocations available. Contingent upon budget availability, waitlisted applicants will receive a scholarship of some kind and will receive an update on the status of their applications by June 15.?