About Coaching & Success

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Success coaching is a personalized program to support you in achieving your goals. This type of coaching has had a significant impact on students who are making the transition to college life. Students who work with a success coach tend to get better grades and be more effective in balancing school, work, and campus activities. They are also more likely to complete their degree on time. Bottom line: Your success coach will help you navigate life at Loyola and get you connected to the services and programs at Loyola that will promote your personal success.

Who are the success coaches?

Success coaches are full-time faculty and staff members or graduate assistants from offices across campus, including Arts and Sciences, Business, Career Development, Honors, Marketing and Communications, and Student Success. Success coaches come from different backgrounds and interests and are sensitive to the needs of Loyola’s diverse student body. They’ve undergone extensive training that has prepared them to work with students like you. 

Why see a success coach?

Success coaches work with you to make sure you have the tools and resources you need to have a great academic experience. They’ll work with you to develop great habits and set milestones for your progress. Together, you’ll reflect on what’s going well and discuss how you can overcome challenges when they arise.

Success coaches also support you in managing your life outside of school because things like extracurricular activities, roommate issues, finances, or even family obligations can sometimes affect your academic progress. Your success coach is a valuable partner to your academic adviser. Your academic adviser can help you make choices about what courses to take and advise on the specific skills you need for your chosen major. Your coach helps you get the most from your coursework and everything Loyola has to offer.

More questions? Contact Josh Harris.  

I want a coach!

First-year students are automatically assigned a coach. Non-first year students who want a coach should submit a request here