Graduate Student Academic Coaching

What is Graduate Academic Coaching?

Graduate Academic Coaching is a collaborative and interactive process with the ultimate goal of assisting you in developing a personalized plan for achieving academic success in graduate school. A Graduate Academic Coach will listen to your needs and concerns and work closely with you to develop academic goals and suggest tools, resources, and strategies to assist in reaching those goals. Topics discussed during academic coaching are based on your needs.  Common topics we encounter are balancing work, family, and school, managing big projects like a thesis/dissertation, and effective reading strategies for graduate level material. The actual length of the Graduate Academic Coaching session depends on your needs, however, it is preferred that sessions are scheduled for one hour in order to allow enough time.

Who is Graduate Academic Coaching for?

Graduate Academic Coaching is for anyone who wants assistance in achieving success in their graduate program.  Students who utilize Graduate Academic Coaching are typically interested in gaining one or more of the following things:

  • Individualized academic support
  • Information about Learning Center Programs that may fit their needs
  • Informaiton about campus resources for Graduate students
  • Information about academic techniques specific to Graduate School
  • How to handle the difference between Undergraduate and Graduate expectations

When and where do Graduate Academic Coaching sessions occur?

Graduate Academic Coaching session times depend upon your availability and our coaches' schedules.  Generally, there are coaches available between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday, but this can vary by day.  As Graduate Academic Coaching is a collaborative process it is best done in person.  In person sessions are available in the Learning Center, Sage Hall 170.  Online sessions, however, are available using Zoom.  If you are interested in scheduling a coaching session with one of our Graduate Academic Coaches, please visit and complete the process listed below. 

Please note that for an online session to occur, you will need, at the minimum, a working microphone and speakers on your computer.

How do I schedule a session?

  1. Open your browser and go to Appointment Manager (

  2. Select which coach you would like to meet with.
    Note: Coach specialties and general availability are provided for each coach to better help you select which coach you would prefer to work with.

  3. Select the specific date and time you would prefer to meet with your coach.

  4. Provide your cell phone number, and then complete the Academic Questionnaire.

  5. Click "Submit" in order to finish registering for your Graduate Academic Coaching Session.

Questions? Contact us today!
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