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Many students find that, in making the transition from high school to college, or from lower- to upper-level classes, they need advice about studying. One-on-one appointments with an ASC professional are available for advice on the following:

Goal Setting and Motivation
Time Management
Textbook Reading/Studying
Note Taking
Test Preparation/Test Taking


ASC staff members are available to meet and talk with students about any question or concern relevant to their college academic experience.


In multiple private meetings, trained peer academic coaches partner with struggling students at any stage of college to help them examine perceived barriers to success, develop self-advocacy and accountability, learn and implement relevant strategies and skills, and take full advantage of campus resources.

The process begins with identifying students’ strengths, rather than weaknesses, and then, based on these strengths:

□ imagining and clarifying academic goals

□ identifying practical steps toward those goals

□ building motivation and self-confidence

□ implementing organizational routines

□ strengthening study skills

□ reflecting on outcomes

□ retooling based on new insights

□ accessing campus resources

□ balancing academics and extra-curriculars

□ developing conscious responsibility

Interested students must complete and turn in an application (available at the ASC or online at the ASC website), schedule and attend an initial appointment with the coordinator, and commit to weekly one-hour appointments with their assigned peer coach. They may reapply to continue in subsequent semesters.

Click here to access the Application for Peer Academic Coaching.
*Some browsers do not support the fillable application form. If this is the case for you please right click on the application once you open it and save it to your computer. This should then allow you to type in the application. Otherwise you can print the application and fill it out by hand.


Hope faculty and staff may also arrange study skills workshops or presentations for specific groups or classes.


The ASC coordinates the provision of academic success services for students with documented disabilities. Students who have a documented disability, or those who suspect that they may have a learning disability, should schedule an appointment with the Coordinator of Academic Success Services for Students with Disabilities to discuss their concerns. Click here to access additional information, documentation guidelines and forms.