Admission with GED

Students entering Lamar State College-Port Arthur without passing the General Educational Development Test (GED), receiving a high school diploma, or post-secondary degree must show the ability to benefit from the course of study they are pursuing. These students must show the ability to benefit from the course of study they are pursuing by passing an independently administered test approved by the Secretary of the Department of Education before enrollment.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur offers one of the tests approved by the Secretary of the Department of Education at no charge to students who have been accepted for admission but have not yet enrolled in classes. The ASSET test is administered by the LSCPA Learning Center to determine placement in classes and the ability to benefit from programs offered by the College. Please contact the Office of the Admission Advisor for more information concerning the ASSET test.