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Prospective Students

We offer one on one tutoring and group tutoring throughout the semester, free of charge. With weekly drop-in sessions, over 15 different courses offered, and caring, helpful tutors we strive to accomodate all SSS members who need assistance. 

If you are a student with a disability, please visit the Office of Disability Services page for more information on how we can assist you at Texas State

Our students report overwhelming satisfaction with our tutors with the majority of students feeling their tutor is involved, caring, and beneficial to their grade. Our favorite, honest survey feedback quote is "I love y'all."

Program Eligibility

You must be a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen) in need of academic support. Additionally, you must meet one or more following requirements:

  • First-generation college student – neither parent has completed a four-year college degree    
  • Meet income guidelines set by the Department of Education (view complete guidelines)
  • Have a documented disability – documentation of a disability (learning or physical) must be on file with the Office of Disability Services or Texas Rehabilitation Commission.

We Provide the Following Academic Resources and Tools:

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Success extends beyond the classroom, which is why we offer the following resources: 

  • SSS members have the option to participate in several cultural trips across the time of a semester. In these trips, students get the opportunity to learn more about world cultures and take part in fun, engaging activities along with their peers. Please see the Events page for more information.

  • The Student Support Services Association (SSSA) offers many different opportunities for SSS participants to get involved in both the San Marcos and Texas State community, develop leadership skills, and meet fellow students. The purpose of the SSSA is to enhance the quality of SSS programs by organizing social activities for program members that emphasize and promote diversity and equal opportunity initiatives.

  • The SSS Office, located at Sterry 127 South Entrance, holds several rooms for students to study or work on assignments in a comfortable and safe environment. The lobby has some comfortable seating for relaxation or to play the provided tabletop games meant to encourage interaction among members. There is also a full kitchen with access to coffee and snacks.

  • One of the favorite benefits among our students is the network of friends and mentors they build here at SSS. Many of our students describe the program as being part of a family who is there to help you succeed. SSS is here to make underrepresented students feel a sense of belonging and positivity as they approach their goals here at Texas State University.