What We Do

Our office strives to support students by helping them navigate their college experience and achieve academic success. Your CASA academic success coach is a part of "Your Success Team" who works in collaboration with your faculty/major adviser and other offices to holistically support your development.

CASA Academic Success Coach and Faculty Adviser guiding toward academic success

"Every time I have interacted with a CASA Coach, no matter if they are my specific CASA coach or another coach, they show so much support and undivided attention on the student because they are determined to help their students. Even though it is their job, they make it in a way where it doesn't feel like they do it because they get paid, they do it so their students can feel sure in their plan to succeed" - E.C.C. (current student)


Here is how your Success Team supports you:

Academic Success Coach (That's us!)

  • Connect you to the resources on campus
  • Provide registration assistance (e.g. troubleshooting holds, registration errors, adding yourself to a course waitlist)
  • Help you explore majors and minors
  • Help you develop good academic skills (with referrals to other campus resources as appropriate)
  • Discuss academic options (e.g., leave of absence, withdrawal, dropping classes, incomplete grades, double majoring or adding a minor) and explain university academic policies and procedures (e.g. how do I declare a major, what is academic probation?)
  • Provide personal support and advocate to faculty on your behalf when life gets complicated

Faculty/Major Adviser (Your Major Department)

  • Advise you on classes to take next semester
  • Develop a graduation plan with you
  • Discuss internship, graduate programs, and career options after graduation