Center for Student Success

Success Coaching

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

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

Success Coach: A trained professional 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

 A Success Coach 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

 Getting 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 coach will equip you with

Request a Success Coach

Please click here to request an appointment for Success Coaching.  Once you submit your request, someone will be in touch very soon with an appointment time.

For questions or additional information on working with a success coach, please contact:

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Academic Recovery Program

Students on probation or simply struggling below their standards of academic success are welcome to sign up for the Academic Recovery Program (ARP).

The ARP is a five meeting coaching intensive program designed to get students from where they are to where they want to be, academically. These meetings provide support and guidance to students while challenging them to focus on their learning and skills development.

Students interested in the ARP should contact or call 585-389-2885.