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Northwest Missouri State University


Academic Success Coaching Program

Certain populations are required by University policy to enroll in the Strategies for Academic Success (one-credit hour) class and the Academic Success Coaching (one-credit hour) class during the next trimester.  These populations include:

 First-time full-time freshmen on academic probation.

  1. Students returning from academic suspension.
  2. Students transferring to Northwest on academic probation
  3. Suspended students who have been reinstated by the Committee on Admissions and Advanced Standing or Academic Appeals.

The Strategies for Academic Success class (course number 77-151) teaches students methods to perform successfully in class. Strategies include:

The Academic Success Coaching class (course number 77-150) includes individualized appointments that provide students skills in the following:

 Student Testimonials:

 "Because of the program, my study habits have improved greatly. I am staying on top of my school work, and getting assignments done on time. I would recommend the academic success coaching program to any in-coming freshman. I feel that the program takes away some of the anxiety of going through college classes. If I was given the option to continue through this program into the future, I certainly would."

Jackson Reed

 "I think it’s such a privilege to get that one-on-one attention with an advisor who assists in making sure that you stay on track. To me, I don't look at it as extra help, but as another valuable source that students should really take advantage of."

Anonymous 

Meet the Academic Success Coaches

Our academic coaching staff is dedicated to your success, and we look forward to helping you have a great college experience!

Lauren Shackleford Kat Falke Ashley Pregeant

Lauren Shackleford
Academic Success Coach

Talent Development Center
230 Owens Library
Phone: 660.562.1876
lshackle@nwmissouri.edu 

Kat Falke
Academic Success Coach

Talent Development Center 
230 Owens Library 
Phone: 660.562.1221 
katd@nwmissouri.edu 

Ashley Strickland
Academic Success Coach

Talent Development Center
230 Owens Library
Phone: 660.562.1975
ashleyp@nwmissouri.edu