Frequently Asked Questions

General Studies - Associate of Arts

Q: How long is the Associate of Arts program?
A: The Associate of Arts program is 2 years in length if students enroll in 15 SCH each Fall and Spring semester.

Q: When can I begin the Associate of Arts program?
A: Fall, Spring or Summer

Q: Is there an entrance examination required to enroll in the Associate of Arts program?
A: No specific aptitude tests are required to be completed to apply to the Associate of Arts program. You do need to meet the admission requirements of Lamar Institute of Technology and meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. Students who do not meet TSI requirements will be required to enroll in developmental education courses in addition to the degree requirements.

Q: What is the typical weekly schedule?
A: Students schedules vary greatly. Students may take courses online or on campus. Full-time students should plan on classes 3 to 5 days a week anytime between 8:00 am to 8:30 pm.

Q: May I transfer a course into the program?
A: Courses will more than likely transfer into the program as long as you successfully completed the course receiving a grade of C or better at a regionally accredited college or university. The Registrar will review your transcripts for transfer courses.

Q: What types of financial aid are available to me?
The financial counselors here at LIT are more than happy to help you investigate funds available for your education. For information about financial aid, go to the Financial Aid link on our website. You can also apply for our numerous scholarships.