Applications for Spring 2018 Coaching have closed.

This semester-long partnership offers students the opportunity to work one-on-one with an assigned coach.  Together, the student and coach develop an individualized learning plan to apply appropriate strategies and to empower students academically.  A student chooses to meet with the coach once or twice a week at a scheduled time. Coaching sessions coincide with the start of classes and take place each week over the 16 week semester.  Each session is 50 minutes.  The coaching schedule should be viewed as a class and the student should not create scheduling conflicts.

A coach will monitor course progress, explore barriers to success, encourage self-advocacy and heighten personal accountability.  A coach will help the student achieve academic success by helping with organization, encouraging perseverance, and strengthening study skills.

This fee-based program is open to first-year students at Saint Joseph's University.  An application (below) is required.

Here is what students who were coached in Fall 2017 had to say about the program:

  • "Coaching has helped me adjust to college level work and learn to manage my time.  It also reinforced how much support is available at SJU."
  • Coaching helped me tremendously this semester.  It helped me stay organized with my work, as well as plan ahead of time so I didn't wait until the last minute."
  • "Coaching is one of the main reasons that I have been able to stay focused and on track.  It helps me get my work done, prepare for tests, and much more."
  • "Coaching has been very helpful when planning my week and prioritizing tasks.  It has helped me adjust to college and learn how to manage my work!"