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
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
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
- Participate in the African American Student
Leadership Conference to develop their leadership
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
- Students with ACT scores below 13.
- Students with a high school grade point average
- Students who meet the income eligibility
- Students, who are handicapped, disabled or
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
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
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