Meet weekly, one-on-one, with an instructor to work toward your academic goals in an independent study-like format.
Designed for first- and second-year students transitioning to college learning, this fee-based program supports your growth in the areas of time management, organization, learning strategies, goal setting, the study process, and self-advocacy. You’ll be introduced and encouraged to utilize campus resources to support your academic progress.
If you are beyond second-year status, consider utilizing Peer Academic Coaching or enrolling in one of our Success Courses for continued support and development as a successful student and learner.
Our instructors will support you in:
Gaining a greater awareness of college-level academic expectations and habits
Being exposed to effective strategies in time management and study strategies that complement your academic goals
Gaining a greater understanding and encourage you to use campus resources that support your academic progress
By the end of the program you’ll be able to:
Differentiate high school academic from college-level academic expectations
Identify and apply 3-5 time management and study strategies that complement your academic goals
Identify and utilize 3-5 campus resources that provide additional support
Academic Organization: Explore how to organize your classes, course work, and deadlines.
Consolidation: Explore weekly techniques and strategies on how to consolidate your course materials, such as class notes, and text markings.
Effective Test Prep, Taking, and Analysis: Learn to utilize academic organization, time management, and the process of studying for effective test preparation and review.
Goal Setting: Set yourself up for success by starting the semester with goals.
Note-taking: Explore this foundational part of the study process to help you create useful notes.
Study Process: Give time and attention to your course work by learning how to review daily and weekly and for quizzes, exams, and projects.
Text Marking: Learn active reading and text marking strategies that include previewing before and after class.
Time Management: Manage priorities, homework, studying, and extra-curricular activities by learning how to manage your time.
If you are interested in participating in this program, you will need to complete both Step 1 and Step 2 of the enrollment process. By enrolling in this program, you are expected to:
Be on time for each weekly meeting, and if need be, communicate and cancel the scheduled meeting in accordance to the RIT Attendance Policy
Follow and implement recommended academic strategies outside of scheduled meetings
Be accountable and responsible
Utilize campus resources to complement learning
Complete an end-of-semester reflection survey
The program will:
Protect student information in accordance with FERPA (Family Educational and privacy Act of 1974).
Respond to and/or initiate communication to/from RIT faculty or staff about academic progress or meeting attendance.
Facilitate weekly meetings to discuss, practice, and implement academic topics, tools, and strategies.
Refer students to campus resources that provide additional services to support student success.
The program will not:
Release student information to family, friends or other non-RIT affiliated third parties about academic progress or meeting attendance.
Monitor students' grades and assignment submissions, including advocating on the student’s behalf regarding grades, classwork, due date extensions, attendance or academic integrity.
Arrange for students’ disability accommodations.
Provide specific, program-related academic advising.
Offer person assistance/services.
Enrollment for the spring 2021 (2205) semester is now closed.
Fee: $790.00 per semester (14 meetings)