Student Success Coaching

Due to COVID-19, we have transitioned to remote operations. Please email for all questions related to Student Success Coaching, Mid-semester check-ins, and Leave of Absence and Withdrawals. We will respond to you via email within our typical response time of 24-48 business hours.

Student Success Coaching will return for the Fall 2020 Semester!

Coaching is Cancelled for the Remainder of Spring 2020 Semester

This unique program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Peer Coach or professional staff to address academic and personal needs within a confidential setting. 

The four-session model provides students on-going support and coaching throughout their academic semester to build goal-setting skills and routines that better prepare them for the rigor of academics here at USD. 

All coaches are USD students who have successfully completed an upper-division course called "Current Approaches to Peer Assistance" (MFTS 365) in preparation for their role and receive ongoing training and intensive supervision.

Peer coaches and professional staff are able to assist students with the following:

  • Assessing and identifying presenting challenges
  • Generating a Student Success Plan that includes academic and personal goals
  • Connecting students with relevant resources on campus
  • Developing time management and study skills, and becoming more connected at USD
  • Benefits of the Student Success Program
  • Who should sign up for Student Success Coaching?

Staff & Faculty Referrals

Students and their coach review previous or current challenges they are facing, explore strengths in their studying habits and develop strategic action steps to be successful in and out of the classroom.

Reasons to Refer a Student to Coaching:

  • Time Management Concerns
  • Critical Reading Skills
  • Test Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Study Strategies
  • Mentorship and Involvement
  • Open Space to Discuss College Transition Experience

First Appointment Scheduling


Call (619) 260-5995 or visit UC-114 to schedule your first appointment! We do not schedule appointments over email. If you have general questions about Student Success Coaching, please contact the CSS at or (619) 260-5995.