Student Success Coaching

Student Success Coaching is now accepting appointments for the Spring 2021 Semester!

Student Success Coaching

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 in a private, virtual setting. 

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

  • Assess and identify presenting challenges
  • Generate a Student Success Plan that includes academic and personal goals
  • Connect students with relevant resources on campus
  • Develop time management and study skills, and become more connected at USD
  • Benefits of the Student Success Program
  • Who should sign up for Student Success Coaching?

Find out more about Student Success Coaching

Sign up for an Introductory Session


Staff & Faculty Referrals

Would you like to refer a student to participate in the Student Success Coaching program? 

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
  • One-on-one setting to discuss college experience

 If you have general questions about Student Success Coaching, please contact the CSS at