Transfer Students: Honors Pathway

Who is eligible for the Reaud Honors College?

If you are enrolled at Lamar University or at another college, you still have the opportunity to join our Reaud Honors community! To be eligible for admission into the Reaud Honors College, you must have at least a 3.6 GPA and usually no more than 45 credit hours at the end of the semester in which you apply. If you have more than 45 credit hours, you are welcome to submit an application for review to see if you have an Honors pathway.

Are scholarships available for outstanding transfer students?

Lamar University offers Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarships to outstanding transfer students with at least 30, but no more than 90, transferable semester credit hours. Students are reviewed automatically for the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship when admitted to Lamar University. 

More information about Transfer Scholarship Opportunities 

Can I really complete my Lamar degree as a Reaud Honors College Graduate?

Yes, you can! Our basic requirements for Reaud Honors College graduate status are: 

  • Complete a minimum 23 hours of honors credits with the honors thesis or 26 hours of Honors credits without a thesis (includes at least two honors seminars or one honors topic).
  • Participate in at least 40 Honors Experiences to enrich your time at Lamar and at least one High Impact Educational Practice.
  • Your undergraduate resume will be evaluated by the dean in order to allocate Honors Experiences for service, leadership, cultural events and academic achievement during your years of study up to this point. 
  • Your transcript will be evaluated by the dean and up to 12 hours of honors course credits may be transferred. 
  • You may be eligible to earn up to six hours of non-course credits while at the Reaud Honors College.  

How do I apply?

Applying to the Reaud Honors College is easy. First, apply to Lamar University at ApplyTexas.org. See other requirements for transfer students. After you are accepted, use your Lamar University credentials to apply online to the Reaud Honors College.

Apply to Reaud Honors College
as a transfer student

Is there Honors housing available?

Yes. Honors students have their own wing, Scholars Tower, in Campbell Residence Hall.

Campbell Hall

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