Student Academic Assistance

Do you need help with study skills or want to talk with another student who's been where you are? Our Success Coaches and Peer Mentors can help!

Success Coaches

An academic Success Coach is invested in the success of students. Coaching is a working partnership that focuses on the process of learning to be organized, meet deadlines, prioritize projects, and manage time to reach goals. Like an athletic coach, we help students become “even better” in their academic and professional skills.

With a success coach, you can expect to explore your learning styles, habits of working, and current difficulties or barriers to success. We promise to:

  • Help you identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Assist you with academic and career goal setting
  • Develop your study and time management habits and other skills to ensure success
  • Connect you with other campus resources, as needed*

Ready to meet with a Success Coach? Use our form to request to meet with a Success Coach. We'll respond within two business days.

No-Show/Cancellation Policy

Are you a faculty or staff member concerned about a student who is struggling academically? Use our Academic Care Team referral form to send an alert so we can offer targeted academic assistance to the student. Learn more on our Academic Care Team page.

*Thanks to University of Kentucky and Iowa State for their helpful approaches to coaching.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentoring is a special program focusing on peers helping peers. Peer Mentoring is a free service available to all undergraduate students who wish to share a problem, need referral information, or just want to talk to an unbiased listener. The role of a Peer Mentor is to discuss problems with students and help them find answers to their questions about MSU. The service is staffed by students who are active listeners and are knowledgeable about the campus resources available to assist students.

Are you worried about anything at all? We can talk it through with you. We are located in the Center for Academic Success and Transition office, Meyer Library 116.

Ready to meet with a Peer Mentor? Come to our Peer Mentor drop in hours (see below) or use our form to request to meet with a Peer Mentor.

Academic Resources for Students

Check out these resources to help you with studying, time management, preparing for exams, note taking and more.

A Bear's Life: Student Stories from our Peer Mentors