Student Success Program

Student Success Program

Every High Point University first-year student is assigned a Success Coach to assist during their first year of college!

Success Coaches are responsible for providing appropriate academic and transitional support to first-year students applicable to all aspects of the student’s life tasks: academic, personal, social and career. They are here to assist you in this transition to college life and meet with students once per month. Your Success Coach will serve as your academic advisor for the first year and is assigned based on academic major.

Role of the Success Coach

  1. Academic Advisor: Success Coaches help students navigate the curriculum of their major, as well as general education requirements for graduation. First-year students meet their Success Coach at Orientation Weekend before they arrive in the Fall. During Orientation Weekend, students receive their fall semester schedule, learn about the student role in their partnership with their Success Coach, and begin their success planning for the freshman year. Success Coaches also guide students in choosing appropriate classes for their Spring semester of the freshman year and Fall semester of their sophomore year.
  2. Life Coach: When first-year students arrive, they experience a variety of emotions– homesickness, difficulty fitting in, adjusting to college-level academic expectations, etc. Success Coaches help students advocate for themselves, encourage them to find their own niche on campus and to get involved in clubs or other campus activities.
  3. University Liaison: Our Success Coaches help students make connections with other faculty and staff on campus. Success Coaches can refer students to Career Services, Study Abroad, Student Life, Counseling Services, Financial Aid and other offices on campus to ensure that each first-year student receives the support and encouragement they need.
  4. Activities Coordinator: Success Coaches assist in the implementation of programs and services designed to promote academic, personal and social/emotional success, engagement and retention of first-year students.

Meet with Your Success Coach to:

  • Find out what courses to take for your intended major and for graduation requirements
  • Explore academic majors that interest you (Project Discovery)
  • Access academic support resources to assist with your success in the classroom
  • Get more involved on campus
  • Connect with the community for acts of service
  • Find your “niche”
  • Learn more about the student services available to you

Receive the support you need to set a strong foundation for success

Click here to meet your coach!

We love to partner with parents/families and faculty! Please email your Success Coach directly, or at our general email address

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