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Academic Coaching FAQs


1. Who can receive academic coaching?

Anyone! However, priority will be given to 1st and 2nd year students, Alpha Scholars, and Athletes.  Other students will be prioritized according to need and other critical academic issues that may be going on.

2. What will academic coaching consist of?

Sessions will be scheduled in 30 minute increments and are intended to be short-term and time-limited to address critical concerns related to online learning, semester grades, or any other academic concerns that may impact their ability to be successful this semester and/or return next semester. Staff will conduct sessions in-person (socially distanced), via Zoom, phone, or email depending on the student’s need and/or preference.

3. Who can make referrals and what does the process look like?

Referrals can be made by any staff, faculty member, or student. UAP will reach out directly to students with an intake form to better understand the need, and to determine the best mode of communication to address it: meeting, email, phone, or a Zoom meeting.

4.  Who is providing the service?

UAP staff, trained graduate interns, and trained university tutors. 

5.  How can I contact the staff about this program?

We are funneling all communication related to coaching to  In addition to the referral form, please feel free to use this email address to ask questions, discuss students’ needs in greater detail, etc.

6.  Anything else I should know?

If appropriate depending on the situation, UAP staff will refer the student to another department. 

UAP has also created a free-standing resource for students to engage in on their own time. To enroll in the Canvas course, please click this link. There are no assignments associated with the course.