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Incoming First-Year Students:

Incoming first-year students must have a minimum SAT of 1260 (EBRW + math) or minimum ACT of 27 AND either a ranking in the top 10% of their high school graduating class or GPA of 3.85 or higher in order to be considered for admission to the Reaud Honors College. Reaud Honors College applicants must first apply and be accepted for admission to Lamar University.

We will review applications once a month.


  • letter of interest;
  • and prompted essay.

To be considered for the Presidential and the Southeast Texas Legends scholarships, students should separately submit materials for those scholarships to Office of Student Aid byJanuary 15

To be considered for the Texas Leadership Scholars Program, students should separately apply materials for that scholarship to TLS by: February 15

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and community involvement, with consideration also given to academic major, leadership ability and specialized skills (athletics, marching band, music, etc.).

Incoming first-year student application!
(Requires LEA login)

Continuing or Transfer Students:

Students who have completed at least 12 hours of academic courses at Lamar University (or another college or university) and who have a GPA of 3.7 or higher may also apply for acceptance into the Reaud Honors College. 

You are ineligible if you have taken any college readiness courses. If you have 45 or more credit hours, you may still submit an application and our advisor will review your transcript to ensure you have an honors pathway.

Applications will be reviewed after grades are posted for the semester in which students applied.

Continuing or transfer student application!
(Requires LEA login)

For more details on how you can complete your Lamar degree as a Reaud Honors College Graduate:

Honors Pathway for Continuing Students

Honors Pathway for Transfer Students

Reaud Honors College  •  P.O. Box 10968  •  Beaumont, TX 77710  •  ph (409) 880-2294
Office at 985 Jim Gilligan Way [map]   •