Academic Support Office of the Provost


Who would benefit from Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching is for any enrolled student seeking academic support, more effective study habits, and tools and resources necessary in all areas for overall collegiate success.

What can I not get from Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching is not Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Student Counseling & Psychological Services, tutoring, writing support, or Supplemental Instruction. These other services are linked throughout the website and we encourage students to take advantage of these services as warranted.

How much time does Academic Coaching take?

The Academic Coaching program consists of a one hour intake and five 30-minute appointments over the course of a semester. Students are welcome to return for services should they find their needs or circumstances have changed and further services are warranted.

Where are Academic Coaching appointments held?

Academic Coaching Intakes take place in 0176 RBD Library. We ask that you arrive 5 – 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to check-in and complete paperwork. Academic Coaching sessions are hosted in 0176 RBD Library and in the Learning Commons on the second floor of RBD Library.

What is a Referral Only - Coach Consult appointment?

This appointment is for students who are referred to see an Academic Coach through one of the campus partnership programs. If you are unsure if this applies to you, please feel free to contact our office at 334-844-5972, stop by 0176 RBD Library, or email us at

How do I get the most out of Academic Coaching?

  1. Show up to all your appointments.
  2. Bring a positive attitude with you.
  3. Be open and honest with your coach.
  4. Complete any homework assignments.
  5. Work toward your academic goals.

Is Academic Coaching subject specific?

No. The Academic Coach and student will partner together to reach identified academic and professional goals by addressing study skills, habits, and strategies applicable to any subject.

Are Academic Coaching sessions free?

Yes, Academic Coaching is a free service for undergraduate students. There is a $10 fee if a student no shows to an appointment. To avoid this charge students can call 334.844.5972, stop by RBD Library 0176, email, or cancel on Advise Assist. Please note while intake appointments can be rescheduled on Advise Assist, we ask that students call or stop by to set up a new academic coaching session with their assigned coach.

How do I know what resources from Academic Support would be most helpful?

Academic Coaches seek to support students in their collegiate success, which is why we provide “Learn More About” sessions. In a 30-minute one-on-one appointment a student can work with a coach to navigate the Academic Support programs, identify how each may be of benefit, and develop a plan for moving forward. To schedule this, please contact 334-844-5972 or stop by the office RBD Library, suite 0176.