Success Coaching

What is Success Coaching?

The success coaching program connects you with a peer coach to deepen your commitment to educational success by supporting you and encouraging you to become a self-directed learner. We equip students with practical skills and resources to:

  • Improve your effectiveness in and out of the classroom
  • Develop better study skills and time management
  • Establish clear goals and identify obstacles
  • Manage your stress and create life balance

Meeting with a peer coach has a lot of benefits for any student! 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 support services and resources which may help you to improve your academic standing. Finally, our coaches are supportive and approachable, and they’re here to help!

A coaching session typically lasts 30 minutes. When the session is over you will walk away with goals and action steps to assist you in reaching those goals. The coach will not attempt to tell you exactly what to do because every student is different and has different needs. Coaches can be seen by appointment by following the directions below. Walk-ins are also welcome in the Peer Coaching Lab in Student Success Center 103 (across Bruce St. from Donaghey Hall). A follow-up session is not always necessary but students are welcome to meet with a coach as often as they would like.


How do I schedule my meeting?

The easiest way to schedule your appointment is with the Navigate app. Download it from your app store, log in with your myUCA credentials, then use the appointments menu to set up your meeting.

To schedule an appointment using MyUCA, first login and select Navigate, then ‘Get Assistance’ – Student Success. Select Academic Recovery Coaching. Then, click on Find a Time to select a time and date that works best for you. Finally, choose whether you would like to meet in person or virtually (via Zoom) Be sure to use a device (phone, laptop, tablet, computer, etc.) with a camera and microphone connection for your session if you choose Zoom.

Please complete this self-assessment form after you’ve scheduled the appointment. It will be sent to the peer coach you will be meeting with.

If you have trouble making an appointment or need any other assistance, please reach out to us by email at

What is Academic Alert/Probation?

One of the requirements of the Academic Recovery Process for students on Academic Alert or first Probation is that you meet with your UCA Peer Success Coach. Our coaches are available to help you identify challenges you’ve had in past semesters, and find ways to improve your academic standing. For more information, see section 7 of our undergraduate bulletin:

All students on first Academic Probation must meet with a Peer Success Coach twice prior to registration for the following fall or spring semester, while students on Academic Alert will need to meet with a peer coach once prior to registration. You should receive an email early in the semester with instructions for making an appointment. Meeting your peer coach early in the term is recommended! If you have difficulty in scheduling an appointment, email your coach or contact Student Success at for assistance.

Please complete the Self-Assessment form prior to your appointment!