Lake-Sumter Community College

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 presentation
  • Specialized advising
  • Increased sense of community
  • Advantages when transferring to a 4-year institution
  • Special recognition at graduation



In order to be considered for admission to the honors program at LSSC, students must have:

  • An un-weighted GPA of at least 3.5
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, school official, supervisor, or community leader
  • Documented evidence of academic achievement and readiness
  • Completed and submitted an application to LSSC’s honors program
  • Completed and submitted a typed, two 250-word response questions
  • Completed and submitted a typed, 500-word essay

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



For Fall 2019






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 their time at LSSC, honors students 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.