Center for Student Success

Academic Success Coaching


We help you accomplish your academic goals through one-on-one organizational and motivational meetings.

Taking a holistic approach to student development, the CSS Academic Success Coaches use a meta-cognitive approach to helping you embrace your individual learning strengths and styles: We help you learn how you learn.

If you are interested in academic success coaching, you may also want to check out our Advanced Academic Strategies course.

Academic Success Coach: A trained graduate student who provides individualized support to students in regularly scheduled, confidential, one-on-one meetings to enhance the following:

  • concerns about transitioning to college
  • self-management
  • test preparation
  • study skills
  • managing assignments
  • strategies to communicate with a professor
  • connecting with appropriate resources on campus
  • any additional challenges a student may face

Academic Success Coaches will NOT:

  • take care of your responsibilities for you
  • talk to professors on your behalf
  • serve as an area specific tutor
  • track you down if you stop showing up to meetings
  • remind you about your personal obligations

Get the most out of your coaching:

  • Show up on time for all regularly scheduled meetings
  • Be prepared for meetings, come with questions and all necessary materials
  • Be honest about your progress and the areas that are challenging for you
  • Do your best to put into practice the skills your academic success coach will equip you with

Request an Academic Success Coach

Request an appointment for academic success coaching.

Also, feel free to drop in to meet with one of our Academic Success Coaches every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. near the Library Reference Desk during Coffee & Coaching. You can also reserve a drop in time

You will receive a $3 Dining Services gift card at your first visit.

Questions? Contact us.