Academic Success Coaching

Academic Success Coaching is a resource to help students identify barriers to academic success and assist them in creating action plans for overcoming those challenges. Success Coaches can help students maximize their potential for success by supporting them and assisting them in the development of various academic skills and habits.

What can an Academic Success Coach help me with?

Our coaches are trained to support you in a variety of areas and topics, such as:

  • Study Skills & Habits
  • Weekly Support Check-Ins
  • Organization & Planning
  • Support with Technology & Applications (Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and Banner Web, etc.)
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Test-Taking Strategies & Exam Preparation
  • Note-Taking & Academic Success Planning
  • Reading Strategies
  • Comprehending Syllabi

and, much more! If you are unsure where to turn to, Academic Success Coaches can serve as a support and resource to you.

How is Academic Success Coaching different from Course-Based Tutoring?

Coaching provides students with academic skills, strategies and techniques they can utilize to improve overall performance in their courses, whereas tutoring provides students with specific course-based content help.

How can I set up an appointment with an Academic Success Coach?

Making an appointment with an Academic Success Coach is simple! All appointments are made through Navigate, which you can access via  MySCSU.

Select “Make an Appointment” > “Center for Academic Success & Accessibility Services” > “Meet with an Academic Success Coach” > and lastly, select a date and time that works for you! You can also call or visit our front desk and our Success Navigators can assist you with setting up appointment!

Additional Resources and Academic Toolkit

Looking to deepen your learning or need some additional resources? The Academic Toolkit is there for you to utilize. The toolkit includes resources that you’ll need throughout the semester, including in-depth tutorials for technology.

Academic Toolkit

Requesting Success Workshops and Programming

Academic Success Coaches can facilitate workshops and present on various topics for your club/organization, residents, inquiry class, etc. If you are interested in getting an Academic Success Coach to present for your group, you can submit a request form and we will get back to you!

Have comments or questions? Email Yarelis Canales at