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Student Success Guide: SUCCESS COACHING at the SLC

Success Coaching has been shown to improve academic performance!

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Academic coaching increases self-awareness, improves the learning experience, and focuses on the development of skills that will serve you throughout your career and in life.

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What Academic Success Coaches Do

Initiate and maintain proactive individualized coaching, mentoring, and encouragement to students, keeping them engaged in the successful advancement of their education.

Help students develop a growth mindset that embraces development and problem-solving.

Proactively anticipate and detect ways in which specific support services -- tutors, academic advisors, financial advisors, professional counselors, social service agencies, employment resources, etc. -- can be provided to assist students in successfully advancing their education.

Monitor the efficacy of the various coaching activities in achieving individual student success and persistence, retention, and completion.

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What is Success Coaching?

 Academic Success coaching is a new project of the Student Learning Center and will begin in Summer 2018.

What is success coaching?

Are you feeling stuck? Are you having difficulty reaching your goals? A success coach will help you discover strategies to take control of your academic, personal, and professional success. Your coach will not tell you what to do, but will help you feel supported and encouraged to reach the goals you set for yourself, while being pushed and held accountable along the way.

How do I know if I should meet with a coach?

Meeting with a coach may be right for you if you:

  • Need help setting goals and establishing priorities
  • Would like to sharpen your focus and concentration
  • Want to better follow your daily or weekly schedule
  • Feel overwhelmed trying to balance all of your commitments
  • Are falling behind and would like to get back on track
  • Want to maximize your academic performance and personal wellbeing
  • Have a GPA that is lower than where you would like it to be
  • Need help connecting with the right resources on campus


Many of the pages in this guide were were adapted from the Central Penn College Student Support site.

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