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What is the student success course and why do I have to take it?
The student success course is EDUC 1300, 1st Year Experience EDUC-1300. It is designed to help promote a successful college experience. Every first time in college student has a hold on his/her account that will be removed upon enrollment into ...
How many courses can I take in one semester?
Students can enroll in up to 18 credit hours without approval for the 16-week terms, Fall and Spring semesters.   Recommended Load Take only up to as many credit hours as there are weeks in the session, For example: During ...
Do I have to take a placement test? How much does it cost? How long does it take?
Proper course placement during the first year is critical to fostering student success in college. Placement test help to ensure students enroll in courses that best match their academic skills and prior learning experiences. See Placement Testin...
I attend a 4-year university and want to take a class at LSC; what do I need to do?
Students must transfer to Lone Star College in order to take classes. View information on the transfer admissions process: Transfer to LSC Transfer students can enroll for one (1) term only while their official transcripts are not on file...
How can I drop an online class? (Before and After it starts)
Dropping a Fully-Online course  Before it starts: If there are no holds on account – the student can drop in MyLoneStar. If there are holds on account – go to Schedule Change Form For Dropping Online Courses . ...
Six Drop Rule and Withdrawing from Classes
Starting with Fall 2007 the six-drop rule applies to your entire college career. A student that has accumulated six (6) drops may not be permitted to accumulate another drop. The student will receive the grade earned in the course. See Six Cour...
Account Restrictions or Holds
There may be holds on your account preventing you from registering for a class. Click on "details"  for instructions. Following is a list of some possible holds: Business Office Hold A business office hold has to do with funds. Yo...
Why do I have a hold and how do I get it removed?
Holds are placed on student accounts for a variety of reasons.  If you click on the hold within your myLoneStar account, the hold details and how to resolve it will open. If you have questions about the hold, contact the department listed in th...
I want to change my major, who can help me?
Fully-Online students: Email OnlineAdvisor@lonestar.edu . Use Request a Program Change in the subject line. Include your student ID# and the name of the new program or plan, and a working phone number. An LSC-Online advisor will contact you. ...
I’m on academic probation, who do I speak with to get re-enrolled?
Academic Probation occurs when the semester GPA has fallen below 2.0 for two subsequent semesters.  Students on academic probation are required to meet with a counselor on campus to discuss a plan for success and get registered for classes.&nbs...
How can I fix my residency; tuition was charged as out-of-district?
Residency issues should be addressed at the nearest campus Admissions office. Information related to residency and tuition can be found in the catalog: Resident Status Call or email the nearest Campus Student Services Offices for Admissions hel...