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Success Coaching

Academic Success Coaches serve as the primary facilitator of academic coaching for students that are on academic intervention, or for students who choose to opt into services for additional support and accountability. Academic Success coaches collaborate with their students to develop strategic goals for the semester that will support their overall success while also connecting students to additional campus resources.

GSU 1000: Academic Improvement Coaching

This course 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 a Success Coach from the Academic Success Center. Your Success Coach is not here to replace your Academic Advisor. Your Success Coach will be able to give you more individualized attention to help you with your academics overall. Your Academic Advisor will help you navigate requirements specific to your major.

  • Plan and implement an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) for each semester your total institution GPA is less than a 2.0
  • Communicate regularly with your Success Coach in one-on-one sessions, group sessions, e-mail, and online as agreed upon between you and your Success Coach
  • Take advantage of resources available to help you succeed more than you would on your own
  • Help students plan and implement an AIP that is unique to their needs
  • Be knowledgeable about campus resources and procedures to help student navigate university expectations
  • Communicate regularly with students about resources and provide constructive feedback to help students succeed

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

All students have the option to request being assigned to an academic success coach if not already enrolled in GSU 1000 (Academic Improvement Coaching). Success coaches are a great way for students to have a staff member that collaborates with you to develop academic goals with, check in on your progress and connect you to campus resources. Interested? Complete the request form below!

SAP Appeal: Academic Improvement Plans

Students that are completing a SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) appeal for financial aid may require an Academic Improvement Plan prior to submission. If you are currently, this semester, working with an assigned academic success coach in the Academic Success Center, you can reach out to them directly for assistance.

This process will require you to correspond a few times with a staff member to finalize goals and that will then be signed off by a staff member before you are able to submit such for your appeal. Prior academic improvement plans can not be utilized in this appeal; a new one will be generated.

Unsure or not currently tied to an academic success coach? No worries! Please complete the below form and we will be in touch soon with your next steps!

Last updated: 4/16/2020