Academic Coaching and Student Success

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Our Student Success Programs assist students in achieving academically, acclimating to the culture of the campus and engaging in resources to reach their personal, academic and professional goals. Through student connections, program development and collaboration with college and university resources, we focus on improving the experiences of our students by utilizing a student-centered approach to personal, professional and academic success.

Student Success Coaching

If you feel you are struggling academically we invite you to participate in academic coaching sessions to overcome challenges to success. Personalized one-on-one academic coaching, that covers topics such as the development of time management skills, study strategies and test taking skills will be utilized to promote your success.

Peer Academic Coaching

A Peer Academic Coach (PAC) can help you with the following: study tips, study habits, navigating platforms, adjusting to online learning, time management, avoiding procrastination, organization, goal-setting, preparing for advising or instructor meetings and connecting with NIU student resources.

Difficulty with any of these areas can lead to stress and make it more difficult to achieve your goals so take the following steps to support your success.

  1. Request an in-person or virtual one-on-one session with a PAC to work on targeted skills.  
  2. Participate in virtual workshops to advance your academic performance. 
  3. View video recordings of workshop presentations. 
  4. Email a PAC to seek general guidance, connect with resources or ask any question. 

Email all one-on-one session requests and questions to One of our College of Education’s Peer Academic Coaches will respond soon.