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Student Success Center

The purpose of the Student Success Center is to help students of Lamar State College-Port Arthur achieve academic success. It is an integral component of the College's compensatory education programs and assists the College in fulfilling its commitment to students with diverse goals and backgrounds. Services offered by the Center are focused on helping students to develop basic academic skills necessary for beginning college-level work, which allows them to succeed in technical education programs or to complete the core curriculum.

The Student Success Center also assists students to successfully complete courses and programs of study, to prepare for and pass a range of standardized exams, and to develop and improve academic skills essential for success in a baccalaureate program. It is also home to the College's testing services.

The Student Success Center operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • Treated with dignity and respect;

  • Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

  • Provided an opportunity to equip themselves with the tools necessary to lead a fulfilling life and to act as a responsible citizen in a world characterized by change.


The Lamar State College-Port Arthur Student Success Center is located in the Student Success Center Building.

The Student Success Center was designed with the needs of students in mind and supports the developmental education instructional program. Listed below are some of the services provided by the Student Success Center.


Tutoring for math and English is provided by tutors and is free of charge to all students. Tutors are students who have been selected for the position through faculty recommendation and/or test performance. Several members of the developmental faculty are also on hand to provide assistance to those students who need additional help.

In addition, there are two Teacher Certified Tutors on staff to assist students in both math and English, free of charge.

Computer Lab

A computer lab located in the Student Success Center contains computers and printers for student use. The system provides word processing capabilities and tutorial programs.


The Student Success Center maintains equipment to view DVDs on the following subjects:

  • Pre-Algebra

  • Beginning Algebra

  • Intermediate Algebra

  • College Algebra

  • College Learning Skills

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
Days Hours
Mon.-Thu. (Fall & Spring) 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Mon.-Thu. (Summer) 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Makeup Exams

Makeup exams may be administered in the Student Success Center. Upon arrival, students sign in on a computer and submit a photo ID for verification. The Student Success Center’s staff is responsible for the administration and security of the exams. Cell phones are prohibited while testing in the Student Success Center.

For more information on services provided by the Student Success Center, please call (409) 984-6245 or 1-800-477-5872 ext. 6245.