Success Coaching

Success Coaching Informational Video

What is a Success Coach?

Success Coaches work with students to provide tools, strategies, and resources to help them in their academic journey here at Grand Valley. Using a holistic approach, in addition to providing academic strategies, Success Coaches utilize a network of campus partners to assist with each student’s individual situation. Success Coaching sessions are designed to help students improve academic performance and position students to take an active role in their own success.

Success Coaching is offered to all students at Grand Valley State University. When meeting with a Success Coach, students can discuss a variety of topics including:

Time Management


Test-taking Strategies

Study skills

Academic Procrastination and Motivation

Deep-processing Study Techniques



Other campus resources

Check out more information and videos on these topics here!

*Please note: Success coaching is not academic advising, personal counseling, or tutoring.

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Accountability Groups

Finding it hard to stay motivated throughout the semester? Do you need someone to hold you accountable? You are not alone and sharing your goals with others can help commit you to actually completing them! Join the Student Academic Success Center’s Accountability Group where students will hold each other accountable, provide support, and motivate each other to have a successful semester. Click below for more information!


Accountability Groups

Accountability Groups


Office: 200 Student Services Building

Phone: (616) 331-3588

Email: s[email protected]




Upcoming workshops, events, opportunities, and weekly academic tips and tricks!




Success Strategies: Campus Resources, Seeking Help, and Making Connections

February 1, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Student Academic Success Center virtually to discuss the various campus resources available, the benefits of seeking help and when to do it, and how to make connections at GVSU. 

Simple Study Strategies

February 7, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Student Academic Success Center virtually to discuss different study strategies and how they can contribute to your academic success.

Exam Preparation

February 15, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exams and tests can create stress and anxiety for many. Join the Student Academic Success Center as we provide tangible strategies around test preparation, planning, and tools to minimize anxiety.  

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