Frequently Asked Questions
What majors or academic programs do you offer?
We offer academic and workforce degrees in a number of fields. Visit Programs of Study for a complete list.
How much is tuition?
Tuition costs vary based on the student's residency status. To learn the cost of your tuition based on your residency status, please visit our tuition page.
Where can I find an academic calendar?
You can visit the online Academic Calendar.
How do I contact a staff member or department?
To contact a department, visit the A-Z Index. To contact a staff member, use the online Contact Directory.
Do I need to take a placement test?
State Law requires all students attending public institutions of higher education be assessed in reading, writing and mathematics before enrolling in classes. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state legislated program designed to improve student success in college. All students, unless considered TSI Exempt, must take a the TSI assessment prior to enrolling in classes. Students scoring below the placement test standards are required to enroll in developmental courses which do not apply towards a degree or certificate. For more information, visit Placement Testing or speak with an advisor.
How and when do I register for classes?
Registration and payment due dates are listed on the Academic Calendar for each semester. Students can register online through myLoneStar (Enrollment > Add Classes) if they've completed the required checklist steps, have no holds on their student account, and have completed the required pre-requisites, if any. Registration can also be done on campus with an advisor. Visit the Advising page for hours and contact information.
What are your admission requirements?
Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution, and therefore most students are accepted once their application has been submitted. However, students must fulfill other requirements before registering for class. Visit Admissions for a complete checklist covering steps from applying to going to class.
How do I apply?
You can apply online. Because Lone Star College is an open enrollment institution, you will automatically be accepted. To continue the Admissions process, please log into your student portal using your user ID and password. If you did not get your login information after successfully completing the application; please contact the Office of Technology Services (OTS) for assistance at 832-813-6600.
How do I get a course catalog?
Lone Star College has gone green! Course catalogs are now available to browse or download online.
How do I drop or withdraw from a class?
If the class the student is wanting to drop has not started, the student can drop the class in the student portal by logging into myLoneStar using their username and password. If the class has already begun, the student can drop the class by downloading a Schedule Change form from the Lone Star College web site at https://www.lonestar.edu/registration-forms.htm. Follow the example to complete the form correctly and see an advisor at the campus to have your course(s) dropped prior to the last day to withdraw for that class. Please ask the Advisor to provide you with a copy of your schedule to ensure your class(es) have been dropped.