P.O. Box 10, Terrell, TX 75160
                                                (972) 524-3341 



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Student Support Services

The goal of the Student Support Services Program is to provide the academic support necessary to help students remain in school and complete their undergraduate education



Southwestern Christian College
Trio Center

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, and Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(972) 524-3341 x 168/172 Voice
(972) 563-7133 Fax

Program Overview

The Student Support Services Program is a federally funded program that affords eligible students every opportunity to obtain a college degree successfully. The services provided include tutorials; academic, personal, career and financial aid counseling; and a variety of structured motivational learning experiences.

These services will enable eligible participants to:

  • Improve their academic skills,
  • Increase their retention rates,
  • Increase their graduation rates,
  • Facilitate their enrollment into a 4-year institution, and
  • Participate in the African American Student Leadership Conference to develop their leadership potential.

Who May Apply

All of Southwestern Christian College’s entering freshmen and transfer students may apply for free services provided through the Student Support Services Program.


  • Students who wish to achieve a 2.5 grade point average or better.
  • Students who are referred by the College’s Basic Studies Program or by a faculty member.
  • Students who are first in their family to attend college.
  • Students with ACT scores below 13.
  • Students with a high school grade point average below 2.0.
  • Students who meet the income eligibility requirement, and
  • Students, who are handicapped, disabled or physically challenged.


Academic, Personal, Career & Financial Aid

The Student Support Services Program Counseling Component is multifaceted. It consists of a variety of programming options designed to bolster participants’ confidence in their ability to achieve academically and to earn a college degree.

Issues related to self-confidence, stress, and general anxiety, about the college environment are addressed by the program staff. The tutorial coordinators will conduct an intake interview to develop the combination of counseling activities to meet the individual and collective needs of participants.

The Tutorial Component offers individual and group tutoring for students requesting assistance with class assignments. The Tutorial Lab is located in the TRIO Center. It is open daily for tutoring sessions. Students needing assistance are encouraged to schedule sessions according to their academic needs. Tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects (English, History, Science, and Mathematics). Supple-mental instruction in Algebra will be offered.

Students are selected as tutors on the basis of academic performance. Students who have excelled academically after their first year of college are eligible to work as tutors in the Student Support Services Program. Tutors work with program participants to provide supplementary academic support in most subject areas, as well as, assist with class assignments.