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Success Coaching

Academic Success Coaches serve as the primary facilitator of academic coaching for students on academic intervention, or for students choosing to opt into services for additional accountability and support. Students collaborate with their Academic Success Coach to develop strategic goals for the semester, connect to additional campus resources, and receive support for overall academic success.

GSU 1000: Academic Improvement Coaching

GSU 1000 is required for students on Academic Intervention. Students will become familiar with academic policies of the university and work with their assigned Academic Success Coach to create and implement a semester plan for academic improvement. This course is a 0-credit hour class that is to be repeated as long as students have an institutional GPA less than 2.0. For more information regarding this course and the Academic Intervention Policy, please read below.

Students on Academic Intervention will work with an Academic Success Coach from the Academic Success Center. Your Success Coach is not here to replace your Academic Advisor; rather, your Success Coach will provide guidance toward your overall academic success. Your Academic Advisor will help you navigate requirements specific to your major.

  • Plan and implement an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) for each semester
  • Communicate regularly with your assigned Success Coach including but not limited to one-on-one sessions, group sessions, e-mail, and virtual appointments
  • Take advantage of available campus resources
  • Help students plan and implement an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) each semester
  • Assist students in navigating university expectations, policies, and procedures
  • Provide constructive feedback to help students succeed
  • Refer students to relevant campus resources

A student with a total institutional GPA less than 2.0 will be placed on academic intervention until the total institutional GPA is 2.0 or higher. The student must complete an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) under guidance of an assigned university official (a Success Coach). The AIP is developed by the student and the university official and may include, but is not limited to, participation in class meetings, workshops, assessments, and 1:1 progress meetings. If a student appeals academic suspension, failure to complete the AIP may weigh negatively toward the decision made by the Academic Standards Committee.

A student is not in good standing if their total institution GPA is less than a 2.0. For each semester where the total institution GPA is less than a 2.0, the student’s standing is as follows:

Warning 1 (W1)
Probation 1 (P1)
Suspension 1 (E1): sit out for two consecutive fifteen-week semesters
Warning 2 (W2)
Probation 2 (P2)
Suspension 2 (E2): sit out for three years

For more information, contact your Success Coach or refer to the Academic Standing Policy here.

Opt-In Success Coaching

Success coaching isn’t just for students on academic intervention! Students with a GPA above 2.0 may still choose to meet with an Academic Success Coach. This is a great opportunity for any student to discuss and develop academic goals, establish accountability, and connect with campus resources.

Interested? Complete the request form below!

SAP Appeal: Academic Improvement Plans

Students completing a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal for financial aid may require an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) prior to submission. Academic Improvement Plans from prior terms cannot be utilized; a new AIP will need to be generated for your appeal.

If you are currently on academic intervention this semester and have an assigned Academic Success Coach in the Academic Success Center, please reach out to your Success Coach for assistance.

If you are not currently on academic intervention and/or do not have an assigned Academic Success Coach in the Academic Success Center, please complete the “Request a SAP Academic Improvement Plan” form below. A staff member from our office will contact you with further information.

Note: the process to create an Academic Improvement Plan will require you to correspond with a staff member. This correspondence will include the finalization of your Academic Improvement Plan, student and staff signatures, and submission of your appeal to Financial Aid.

Last updated: 6/16/2020