Get the grades you want, avoid procrastination, and develop individualized strategies to help you succeed. We understand that sometimes life gets in the way.
What is Academic Coaching?
UND academic coaching provides evidence-based advice and recommendations to all UND students, available online and in-person, and free of charge. Have a conversation with one of our coaches about changes you would like to see in your academic outcomes. We strongly encourage two follow-up sessions.
Topics We Cover
- The transition from high school to college
- Planning and managing time regarding courses, work, and other obligations
- Reducing stress and feeling overwhelmed
- Goal setting
- Improving the test-taking experience and outcomes
- Developing effective learning strategies (including neurodiversity such as dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder)
- Monitoring academic success
How to Access Academic Coaching
Based on your present situation, individual circumstances, and our professional feedback and advice, together we devise a customized plan of action to help maximize your academic potential.
All academic coaching sessions will be offered both online and in-person for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.
Schedule an Appointment
All appointments will be made through Starfish just like you would be scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor or an instructor.
- Click on My Success Network in Starfish
- Select the tile Learning Services & Tutoring
- Select an academic coach and find a time that is convenient for you
If you know you will be missing your academic coaching appointment, we ask that you let your academic coach know as soon as possible. By claiming a spot on the schedule you are preventing others from potentially getting help, so please alert us beforehand when possible.
How Many Sessions Are Needed?
The number of times you meet with an academic coach is based on your individual needs. No preparation is needed. Sometimes we do talk about goals regarding GPA or a grade in a course, so bringing a device with which you can access this information is helpful.
During your initial coaching session (1-hour), we will talk about what you are experiencing, where you would like to be, set goals, and devise a plan to help you achieve your goals.
We strongly recommend at least two follow-up sessions (30 minutes each). During the follow-up sessions we will check in and see if the plan we developed needs any adjustments and set new or additional goals, until you feel confident in reaching your goals.
Some students prefer a bi-weekly or weekly meeting for a while and we can certainly accommodate this too, as we know that sometimes it helps to have someone to help you build your confidence up or be an accountability partner to follow through on the plan we developed for you.
Access academic coaching by logging into your UND Zoom account at UND.zoom.us.
If you are having trouble scheduling your appointment or experiencing issues with Zoom, please contact the academic coach that you are scheduled to meet with in Learning Services.