Welcome to Lone Star College-CyFair!
To help with your transition to our college, LSC-CyFair offers New Student Orientation sessions throughout the year. These sessions give incoming college students an opportunity to learn about Lone Star College, connect with peers, faculty & staff, as well as get put on the right pathway for college enrollment and success! If students attend Orientation while class enrollment is open, they will also get hands-on enrollment assistance from our Enrollment staff through our brand new Registration Blueprint as well as access to virtual 1-on-1 Enrollment Appointments. If you finish New Student Orientation with College Placement already in our system, you will be able to register yourself for the current or upcoming semester!
How to Register for Orientation:
During the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we are streamlining our Orientation procedures to provide Online Orientation sessions for all interested students in two convenient methods:
#1) ONLINE and IN-PERSON SESSIONS:
We are connecting with future college students virtually and in-person! To register for an Orientation session, log in to your my.LoneStar.edu account > Choose Applicant Tile > Choose “Complete New Student Orientation” > Choose "Select an NSO Live Session Here” and find the date and time that works with your schedule! Please be aware that no walk-ins are allowed for the in-person sessions.
To get access to an on-demand private Online Orientation, go to my.LoneStar.edu and log in. Then navigate to your Applicant Tab to access your New Student Checklist. One of your checklist options will be to complete New Student Orientation, and that is where you can complete an online New Student Orientation module at your convenience. Complete the modules, and then submit the Post-Orientation Survey at the end, to get your Orientation credit! You can do this from home, at any time, on any device, and even with slow internet connection. Call 832.813.6000 if you experience any technical difficulties logging in or navigating your myLoneStar portal.
The following are all different ways to get College Placement and students may use multiple methods to get full College Placement consisting of both English and Math Placement. If you have questions about College Placement, log into my.LoneStar.edu > Student Tile > Live Chat Support Tile and ask an Advisor your question.
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: The TSI test had previously been the most common method to obtain College Placement, but due to COVID-19 testing center closures, students can now use their senior level high school courses for College Placement! Therefore, it is a priority for ALL high school graduates to contact their high school and request their Official High School Transcript electronically sent to Registrar@LoneStar.edu to satisfy College Placement. This process can take 1-2 weeks so don't delay in making this request. Important Notes:
If you have already taken TSI, our Advisors will use those scores for College Placement instead of your high school transcripts
If there will be a delay, you can temporarily use an unofficial high school transcript by emailing it to CFTScripts@LoneStar.edu.
High school transcripts are valid for 5 years; International transcripts might need to be translated first
CFISD CARE PROGRAM:
• CFISD Students who make a 80+ in Advanced Algebra (on level) are given Math College Placement for 2 years after high school graduation (other Math classes, even higher level ones, do not qualify for CARE)
• CFISD Students who make a 80+ in English IV-L are given English College Placement for 2 years after high school graduation (other English classes, even higher level ones, do not qualify for CARE)
During the COVID-19 campus closures, students can register to take the TSI Placement Test using a 4-step process outlined here: Placement Testing. The TSI Math section counts for Math Placement and the TSI Reading and Writing sections combine to count for English Placement. Students can submit previous TSI scores to CyFair.TestingCenter@LoneStar.edu or use https://bit.ly/getmytsiscores if you took the TSI elsewhere. Students can submit their official ACT or SAT scores by going to CollegeBoard.org or ACT.org and requesting your scores to be sent to Lone Star College (scores submitted to ANY Lone Star College will work at ALL Lone Star Colleges). Look at this chart to see if SAT or ACT testing might have exempted you from TSI (also known as giving you College Placement):
Students are exempt from TSI Placement Testing with these scores (click chart for full view):
PRIOR COLLEGE CREDIT:
If you have already complete a College Math and College English course, you might not need College Placement since you've already established your starting point in college. Visit Transcripts to submit your previous college credit from another schoo (including Dual Credit).
Some Work-Force Certificate programs may not require College Placement like Level 1 Welding Certificates. If you might be in this category, please verify with an Academic Advisor using the Live Chat feature @ my.LoneStar.edu > Student > Live Chat before scheduling testing that you might not need.
Students Exempt from Orientation:
Continuing Education Students (non-credit programs):
Consult an Advisor for incoming college student information
Dual Credit Students who are not graduating high school within a semester:
High school students are only required to attend Orientation once they are ready to enter college
Students who have attended college previously and have college credit to transfer:
Have your official college transcript sent to Registrar@LoneStar.edu, email your unofficial college transcript to CFTScripts@LoneStar.edu, and visit Transcripts for more information