What Is Academic Coaching?

We are Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches and trained by JST ADHD & Life Coaching. 

As members of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), we follow the ICF Code of Ethics and Core Competencies


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What Do Students Have To Say About Coaching?...

Can I just say, you have seriously made all the difference in my success as a student this semester. Thank you so much! I can’t even tell you how much it means to me. Aside from two classes I had to withdraw from, I got straight A’s.

I think this is my first A since... elementary school, maybe middle school! Thank you so much for all of your help, your listening ear, and your understanding and affirmative demeanor! I feel like the remedial punk in every coming of age movie ever made, and you took the time to care and to encourage me. You made the difference between me thinking that I could do well in higher education and wanting to give up.

I am graduating this semester. I just wanted to thank you for working with me and for being one of the people that believed in me. Because of your support and help, I was able to come back to school and be where I am today. You were a very important part of my story. I can't thank you enough.


An Academic Coach IS...

A thought-provoker and action-catalyst.

An equal partner in the coaching process.

A facilitator of exploration, goal-setting, and action-planning.

An advocate for student empowerment through support and structure.

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An Academic Coach is NOT...

An academic advisor.

A tutor.

A therapist.

Your parents.

An opinion-giver and problem-solver.

Most Students Participating in Academic Coaching...

  • Increase their GPA by one full point or more!
  • Are more likely to persist, and are more likely to be attending college one year after coaching has ended.

Who Can Benefit From Academic Coaching?

  • Students returning from Suspension or Dismissal are required to meet with an academic coach during their return semester.
  • Students on any level of Academic Standards standings (e.g., AW, AP, CP) are welcome!

Ready to Get Started?

Do you feel like you need a one-on-one partnership to work on academic strategies and habits, school/life balance, and self-insight?

Do you feel like you need help identifying your learning challenges and utilizing resources to become an active and independent learner?

Do you feel like you need a certified peer tutor to focus more on a specific course or subject?