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Coaching for Academic Readiness Excellence & Success (WKU C.A.R.E.S.)

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Remember... you are never alone in your journey to success! 

As an adult learner, juggling college with work and other responsibilities can be challenging. What if you had someone you could call, email, ask questions ... someone that would work with you to connect you to resources and help you stay on track?

It turns out, YOU DO, as part of our Coaching for Academic Readiness Excellence & Success program, created specifically for distance learners.

Signing up is simple! Just fill out the form on this page to start the process.

How can a success coach help me?

Success coaching allows students to actively reflect on their current circumstances and to evaluate strategies that support and/or undermine their academic success. Common discussion topics include:

  • time management
  • procrastination and prioritization
  • work-life balance and stress management
  • academic skill development
  • online learning strategies
  • goal-setting and motivation
  • identifying and leveraging WKU resources

What happens in a success coaching appointment?

A success coaching phone or video chat appointment typically lasts 30-45 minutes. During the appointment, you and your success coach will discuss your strengths, challenges, and academic goals. You will explore issues that impact your academic success and identify strategies and resources that can support you in your educational goals.

Your coach will always be there for you, lending support and guidance throughout your entire program, and connecting you with resources you need most. We also understand that life changes and sometimes goals have to be adjusted - that's okay - we will be there to help you map out an alternate route!

To learn more about coaching, please fill out the form below! 



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 Last Modified 6/28/23