Student Success Programs

A wide variety of programs to prepare students to succeed.

Kilgore College is committed to helping students succeed!

We offer a wide variety of programs to prepare and equip you for a successful college experience.

Our Mission and Purpose: We believe that students who succeed in their academic and co-curricular experiences will sustain that success here and in future transitions into upper level college classes and/or their careers. Our purpose is to provide and coordinate academic and support services for all Kilgore College students as they make the transition from their previous environment and move forward into the future.

The Student Success Office offers:

Student Success

The Zone Tutoring Lab

The Zone Tutoring and Computer Lab is located in the Student Support Building, Room 119.  FREE tutoring is available in Mathematics, Science, Reading, English, Social Studies, Speech and most Core Curriculum courses to all Kilgore College students, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. (Hours are subject to change due to holiday/school closings). You may also email a question to a tutor and receive an answer using or email us to set up a Go To Meeting with a live tutor. Instructions for a Go To Meeting (pdf instructions).

TRIO Fast Track Program

TRIO Fast Track stands for Fostering Academic Support and Transfer. Our purpose is to help degree-seeking students complete their degree at KC and then assist them in transferring to a four-year university. There are 160 spots available each year. For more information, visit the TRIO page.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation to Kilgore College is required for all first time college students. There are several options available and some form of Orientation is offered prior or during each long semester and on both the Kilgore and Longview campuses. The purpose is to aid new students in their transition to Kilgore College, expose them to the broad educational opportunities at Kilgore College, and integrate them into the life of Kilgore College. Also visit the Orientation page.

Red Alert System

Red Alert is an online early intervention system that allows faculty members to refer students for academic support. If you are referred for Red Alert, your instructor feels that you would benefit from additional resources which will lead to your academic success. This might include tutoring assistance or counseling support. You will receive an e-mail and/or phone call from a member of the Student Success staff.  This staff member will assist you by directing you to resources which will support your academic success. Red Alert is not designed to be punitive or judgmental. It is designed to help you succeed by getting better grades and graduating.

College Success Classes (COLS)

These courses are designed to further assist students in having a successful college experience. Students become part of a group and make connections with other students during the course. Study skills, Time management, goal setting and planning, learning styles and career investigation are important components of the courses. Currently these courses are not required but are strongly suggested, especially for students with developmental requirements.

Study Skills Counseling and Planner Calendar

The Student Success staff is willing and ready to help!  We provide a variety of information to assist every student in his or her collegiate career.  We have DVDs on various “success” issues such as test-taking, note-taking and study skills.

Get a Free Planner Calendar:

During Welcome Week we distribute this little book free to our full-time students.  This guide includes a 52-two week daily planner, marked with important Kilgore College events and deadlines; also included are valuable tools for success such as college success tips.

For information about Student Success:

Jimmy Rieves
Student Development and Athletics
(903) 988-7536
Student Support Bldg. (SS), 120
Kasey Nisbett
Learning Specialist, Student Success
(903) 988-7491
Student Support Bldg. (SS)
Gail Jackson
Professional Support Assistant
Student Development and Athletics
(903) 988-7537
Student Support Bldg. (SS), 120