Honors Program

The honors program at Lake-Sumter State College will allow students to receive all of the perks one would expect from a private-school education for a community college price.  With an innovative, integrated curriculum taught by award-winning faculty, the honors program at LSSC will provide students with extensive opportunities to develop deeper learning through research, real-world experience, and engaging extra- and co-curricular activities.

Program Benefits

  • Additional scholarship opportunities
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Priority registration
  • Opportunities to conduct guided research with award-winning faculty
  • Opportunities for conference attendance and presentations
  • Specialized advising
  • Increased sense of community
  • Advantages when transferring to a four-year institution
  • Special recognition at graduation


Each student who wishes to be considered for admission to the honors program at LSSC must meet the following criteria.

  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, school official, supervisor, or community leader
  • Documented evidence of academic achievement and readiness
  • A complete application to the honors program at LSSC, including all written components

Honors Program Tracks

Students in LSSC's Honors Program may enroll in one of two tracks: a research track or a service-learning track. The required classes will be the same regardless of which option they choose; however, each semester, there will be at least one major assignment that varies depending on track. Regardless of the track selected, during the time at LSSC, each honors student will have the opportunity to work individually with a faculty advisor to develop a major project and to present the results of their work at a research colloquium.

For more information, please contact Ms. Amber Karlins, Coordinator of the Honors Program at