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Saturday, May 26, 2018

3 Tips for Online Students From Success Coaches | Education - U.S. News & World Report

"Personalized support from university staff can help online students reach their academic and career goals" says Nancy Cervasio, EdPlus at Arizona State University Senior Director of Student Success.

 Speaking to your success coach over the phone is the best way for both the student and coach to get to know each other
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Online students often juggle a full-time job and family obligations while working toward their degrees. It can become overwhelming very quickly, so having personalized support from university staff is critical. That's where a success coach comes in.

Many online colleges offer coaching programs as a way for students to feel connected to the larger institution and its resources. Arizona State University's ASU Online, for example, launched a dedicated student success center to connect students with a success coach who can support them in achieving their academic and personal goals.

The level of support and engagement varies from student to student. From offering time-management and study-habit tips to providing inspiration and encouragement, coaches are essential to helping a student get to the finish line. 

Here are the most popular questions ASU Online's success coaches receive from online students who are working toward their degree.

Source: U.S. News & World Report