The Lee College Honors Program serves academically talented and highly motivated students. Students entering the nationally recognized program will experience enrichment of course materials and the freedom to work independently and collaboratively with faculty members who encourage lively, engaging discourse and activity both inside and outside the classroom. Enrollment in Honors classes is limited and classes are taught in a seminar format.
Students in the Honors Program benefit from a national network of university honors programs and honors colleges. Articulation agreements with several universities in Texas guarantee acceptance into the university honors program upon completion of 15 honors credit hours at Lee College.
In addition, the research and scholarly work of honors students are published in Touchstone, a publication of the Texas State Historical Association. Students also have the opportunity to showcase their research at national conferences throughout the year, including the Great Plains Honor Conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and the National Undergraduate Literature Conference.
The Honors Program exposes students to academic field trips, networking with highly successful alumni, and mentorship. Students have access to the Student Honors Suite and are members of the Student Honors Council. Honors students are also encouraged to join and participate in the affairs of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges.
The program currently offers 29 $1,000 scholarships that are awarded based on academic merit. In addition, several Lee College Honors students have received national scholarships such as the Jack Kent Cooke and Coca Cola scholarships.
Admission to the Honors Program
Students must meet two of the following criteria:
- Have a minimum ACT score of 26
- Have a SAT score of 1100 or higher (for English Honors, must have a verbal score of 500)
- Have nine or more hours of college-level work with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Have ranked in the top 10 percent of high school class
- Have scored a 6 on the Lee College Essay Placement Test and a 99 on the Accuplacer Reading Test
- Have interviewed and received approval of either the Honors Program Coordinator or the instructor teaching the class