Academic Peer Coaching Program

If you’re on Academic Alert or Academic Probation, you’ve probably been instructed to meet with one of UCA’s Peer Coaches this semester.  Peer coaches are available to help you identify challenges you’ve had in past semesters, and find ways to improve your academic standing.

Peer coaches are UCA students who have had training in time management skills, study methods, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.  They’re also familiar with the academic policies concerning probation and suspension, as well as the support services and resources you may need to improve your academic standing. Finally, our coaches are supportive and approachable, and they want to help.

Meeting with my Peer Coach

Students on Academic Probation:
  • Beginning Fall 2016, all students on Academic Probation must meet with a Peer Coach prior to registration for the following semester.
  • You should receive an email from you peer coach sent to your UCA email account that introduces him or her, and tells you how to make an appointment through uca.gradesfirst.com
  • If you have difficulty in scheduling an appointment, email your coach or contact the Office of Student Success at studentsuccess@uca.edu for assistance.
Students on Academic Alert:
  • Students on Academic Alert are strongly advised to meet with a Peer Coach early in the semester in order to avoid another semester of low academic achievement.
  • To make an appointment with a Peer Coach –
    • If you’re living in a first-year residence hall, please contact the Peer Coaches in your building.  Hours are posted in the hall study lounge or are available through your Residence Coordinator.
    • Walk-in hours are available in:
      • Office of Student Success, Old Main 102
        • MWF 9:00-11:00am and 1:30-4:30pm
        • TR 9:00am-Noon and 1:30-4:30pm
      • Tutoring Services, Torreyson Library Ste 223
        • M Noon-4:00pm
        • W 5:00-7:00pm
      • Office of Diversity and Community, Bernard 207
        • TR 2:30-4:30pm
    • You may also request to be assigned a Peer Coach by contacting the Office of Student Success at studentsuccess@uca.edu.  Please include your name and ID number, and send the email via your UCA email account.