Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is a relatively new modality in the field of Learning Assistance that provides students with key information and strategies to identify, manage, and reach their goals leading to academic, professional and personal success.

Academic coaches help undergraduate students with academic skills  and college-life management skills applicable to a variety of subjects and situations. Coaches will work individually with students to do an assessment of learning to identify each student's unique needs.  

What kinds of issues can an Academic Coach help Undergraduate Students with?


  • Note Taking
  • Reading Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Goal Setting & Achievement
  • Study Strategies
  • Test Preparation Strategies
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Planning
  • Canvas Help
  • Writing Assistance/Writing Skills

Life Skills

  • Motivation & Focus
  • Resilience
  • Communication Skills
  • Organization
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Life Balance & Well Being
  • Campus Engagement
  • Campus Resources
  • and more!

Who can benefit from Academic Coaching?

Any undergraduate student at any point in college – who wants to get the most out of their college experience. 

What to expect?

Each session is different and unique to the student. The academic coach and the student mutually decide on the goals of the session. The academic coach helps the student break down their goals into achievable parts, and suggests strategies the student can apply to reach the goals. 

Does academic coaching require a long term commitment?

No. Students have the option of a one-time session or consecutive weekly sessions.  It is recommended that students schedule a minimum of three consecutive sessions but appointments can be terminated at any time during the semester once the student feels they have been helped.

How do I connect with an academic coach?

First-Time in College students who have less than a 2.00 Total Institutional GPA at the end of their first semester of enrollment will be required to participate in an academic coaching session before being eligible to register for courses in the third semester. These academic coaching sessions will provide students with assistance in academic planning, self-assessments, and success strategies. A Mavs On Track hold will be added on the student's account, which prevents students from registering for the following semester until the coaching requirement is met. This requirement is in addition to any made by the student’s college, school, or academic program. 

We offer general coaching for any undergraduate student seeking help with academic skills, life skills, time management, motivation, etc. 

Remember, as a Maverick, you are never alone in your journey to success!