Student Resources

Self-Service Banner

Your official course grades and transcript are contained in Self-Service Banner. Any final grades in the Blackboard grade book are unofficial. The official grades are all entered into Banner and can be accessed at any time. Please use your Banner ID (this can be found on the front of your Cardinal One Card beginning with “L”) and your PIN to log in.

LU Email

This is the email account by which all Lamar business must be sent. As per Lamar policy, the COSP department will only reply to students using Lamar University email accounts. No other form of email is acceptable to correspond with the faculty and staff of this department. Please use your LEA credentials (without @LEA) to log in.


Blackboard is a learning management system used for course management and delivery. All online courses, and some components of on-campus courses, will be hosted here. Be sure to check Blackboard often to keep up with course lectures, assignments, announcements, and future due dates. Lamar University students, faculty, and staff can log in to Blackboard using their Lamar Electronic Account (LEA) username and password. If you do not remember your LEA username and/or password, please go to the LEA username/password recovery wizard, located in Self Service Banner. A tutorial guiding you through this process is available here

Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures

Policies and regulations of the university, as well as important information about the university, can all be found in the Student Handbook. This handbook serves as your guide for any general questions you may have about Lamar University. Need to know the hours the Dining Hall is open? Or maybe you’re interested in the fine arts facilities on campus. Perhaps you’ve forgotten the words to the Lamar Fight Song? Don’t worry. All that information and more can be found in the Student Handbook.

Portfolium Requirement

Portfolium is the official electronic portfolio software used by the Lamar University College of Education and Human Development for collection of various documentation required by our accreditation agency and the Texas Educational Agency (TEA). All students are required to create a Portfolium account. There is no charge for this account.

Financial Aid

Many of our programs are Financial Aid eligible, so it is important to complete your application for admissions at Lamar University at and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The Financial Aid website has extensive, detailed instructions on the application process available to use as your personal guide. Grants and other alternative forms of aid may also be awarded to students, so be sure to check the Financial Aid webpage for further information on grants and loans here. Federal grants and additional assistance may also be found using, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Lamar University Library

The Mary and John Gray Library is your resource to access thousands of books, journals, articles, and more, on campus and online. Here you can find helpful research guides, search through databases that pull items from all over the web, and find exactly what resources are available to you in the library right now. Use your Lamar Electronic Account (LEA) username and password to login.

Lamar University Writing Center

The Lamar Writing Center offers individualized tutoring sessions that seek to improve composing skills so that you can approach any writing assignment in a progressively more skilled and confident manner. For helpful writing resources, including a guide for correct APA format and style, see the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center is committed to providing quality health care to the students of Lamar University. They offer many medical services.

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Counseling Center

Mental health/psychological counseling services are available at the Student Health Center to currently enrolled students of Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology. Knowing that college students face many pressures and challenges, our counseling staff aspires to provide the guidance and support needed to assist students in achieving academic and personal success. Licensed mental health professionals are available by appointment for individual counseling sessions, group therapy (as the need arises), and couples counseling (on a limited basis).

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Graduation Application

Once you are approved to apply for graduation, you will receive an email invitation from the Registrar's Office on your Lamar student email account inviting you to apply online via Self-Service Banner.

NOTE: Please do not attempt to apply online until you have received the invitation.