Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Office of Student Access

Student Support Services


Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program that aims to increase the retention and graduation rates of its participants. Services include academic guidance, tutoring, mentoring, and cultural/educational events. The mission of SSS is to facilitate a climate supportive of academic success and personal enrichment through proactive and individualized services available to the student from their first semester through graduation. SSS students are challenged to take charge of their learning and develop skills that will enable them to enhance their lives and become well-rounded citizens of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville community. SSS staff initiate and develop partnerships with students that are academically based and also strive to lead students down a path towards cultural growth and awareness.

What Do We Offer?

The following services are free of charge to active SSS students.


Academic Advising - helps you set achievable goals and develops the skills needed to ensure that you make timely progress toward your degree.

Academic Coaching - work with you one-on-one to identify and overcome obstacles that may prevent you from being successful.

Academic Monitoring - SSS collects weekly, Pre-Midterm and Midterm reports that will provide staff with information in time to help you take action and improve your course grades.>

Academic Networking Events - faculty and staff meet and greet events, workshops on study skills, time management, personal development, and other topics of interest. SSS students are honored at our Graduation Reception during December and May of each year.

Career Guidance - help you formulate answers to the questions ''Who am I?'', ''What do I want to do?'' and ''How do I get there from here?''

Course Planning - assists you in identifying and examining your strengths and limitations in order to create a manageable schedule of classes.

Financial Education - helps you improve your financial literacy and gain knowledge of financial resources through workshops, individual counseling and a SSS online Financial Literacy course.

Financial Support - you can apply for additional financial aid and TRIO scholarships specifically for SSS students.

Graduate/Professional School Coaching - offers assistance for raising your aspiration, researching financial aid options and completing application packages.

High-Tech Computer Lab - specifically reserved for only SSS students to work on a Dell or Apple computer, print coursework and make copies.>

Personal Counseling - provides you with access to sensitive and caring SSS staff who strives to understand and support your goals, your aspiration and your challenges--both academic and non-academic.

Resource Library - connections to useful resources on various topics from course specific study technique, healthy lifestyle, careers and financial management.

Study Zones - a quiet place to study and learn from other students.

Tutoring - one-on-one and group instruction is provided by peer and professional tutors who have the training and expertise in math, science and other subjects.

Writing Assistance - provides an evaluation of your writing to help produce quality academic essays. In addition, you are helped with developing resumes and personal statements for career support and graduate school entry.

A student is eligible to participate in an SSS program if the student meets all of the following requirements:

  • First generation
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Enrolled at the institution or accepted fo enrollment in the next academic term
  • Has a need for academic support
  • Individual with disabilities

To apply, please complete the following form provided below and return to the SSS office located at Eckhardt Hall Room 225.


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TRIO Student Support Services