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, staff & faculty, 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. Orientation can now be the first step in your Admissions process because you will learn what steps are next for class registration at the end of New Student Orientation! 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!
Updated - 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) LIVE SESSIONS:
Orientation 101 LIVE sessions are part of our daily Virtual College101 series, where we are connecting with future college students LIVE through WebEx! To register for an Orientation 101 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!
Upcoming Orientation 101 Live Sessions:
January 5 • January 6 • January 7 • January 12 • January 13 • January 14 • January 15 • January 19 • January 20 • January 21 • January 22 • January 25 • January 27 • January 29
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. You can also Email Us your name, Lone Star Student ID number, and a callback number so we can manually give you access if you're encountering any access problems, or 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 75+ 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 75+ 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
Students are able to enroll themselves during our COVID-19 response and limited campus openings. To assist you, our Orientation, Outreach and Advising teams have partnered to produce an enrollment guide that you can use that has enrollment and advising resources and contacts. You can access that guide HERE!
Previously - How to Register for Orientation (before COVID-19):
These policies have been temporarily suspended during COVID-19 campus closures: There are three ways students can register for Orientation and registration is only official when the student receives a confirmation text or email. If an Orientation session reaches capacity, we will update our calendar here to notate that Orientation session as closed. All Orientation Pre-Requisites must be completed before students can attempt to register for Orientation.
Log-in to myLoneStar > select the Applicant tile > choose New Student Orientation on your Applicant Checklist and follow the prompt in the green box to register, cancel, or reschedule an upcoming Orientation session. -myLoneStar requests are processed immediately
Text ORIENTATION to 855.909.0680 and follow the prompt to submit your Orientation session request. -Text requests are processed within 1 business day
Email Us with your name, Lone Star Student ID number, and the New Student Orientation session(s) you'd like to attend. -Email requests are processed within 2 business days
Previously - Students Allowed Online Orientation:
Standard Rules for Online Orienation Permission (before COVID-19):
Online Students: Students planning to take 100% of their first semester classes Online
Students who live outside LoneStar's main service districts:Out-of-State residents; Katy, Lamar Consolidated, Alief, Fort Bend, Spring Branch, & Houston ISD residents are examples of residents allowed Online Orientation access
Students planning start college in the Fall semester at a different college, but want to enroll in Summer at LSC-CyFair: Email Us your College Acceptance letter and our team will process your request
Students with special transportation or ADA needs that might require Online Orientation
For Online Orientation, Email Us or text ONLINE to 855.909.0680
Late arrivals must reschedule their Orientation session - NO EXCEPTIONS
Students must schedule their Orientation at least 1 business day before their desired session and receive confirmation in order to attend
The "Student Success Course" & "New Student Orientation" holds are allowed for Orientation attendees
-Email Admissions, call 281.290.3200, or visit our CASA Admissions Counter to resolve other holds
Due to limited seating, we can only guarantee space for registered students. However, parents or guardians are required to attend alongside students under 17 years old
If the student is under 18 years old, a parent or guardian will need to sign the Parental Consent form and we will process it during Orientation check-in or students can Email Us the completed form before the Orientation session