Academic Coaching

Learning Center

Academic Coaching

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What is Academic Coaching?

Academic coaching is a free support service available to all PSU students. Students work with coaches to create measurable plans to meet their academic goals. Goals may address school/life balance, active learning and studying strategies, organization, communication skills, how to access resources, and more.

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What are the benefits of academic coaching?

During coaching, students receive custom-tailored tools to fit their needs. Coaches share strategies for deeper engagement with class material, while students hone self-reflection skills and identify behavioral changes that will enhance academic success. Goals are utilized to drive motivation and persistence.

Academic coaching is not academic advising

If you'd like help planning your courses, understanding a degree audit, or have other questions regarding courses related to your major or degree program, please see an academic adviser in your major department.

No show policy

During any single term, students who miss three appointments without advance notice to either their academic coach or Learning Center staff will forfeit their preferred appointment time. Scheduling any future appointments will be at the discretion of the academic coach.