The Center for student outreach and success coaching

Become an engaged and competent learner with help from the Center for Student Outreach and Success Coaching in Noss Hall. Here you can learn the academic skills that will allow you to set goals, achieve academic success and become the architect of your own future at PennWest California and beyond.

No appointment is needed - you can walk right in! The Success Coaches are available Monday - Friday during regular business hours

In addition to professional Success Coarches, graduate assistants are available to answer your academic questions and help you with topics such as:

  • Work ethic, commitment and motivation.
  • Time management.
  • Note-taking and study strategies.
  • Test-taking and test anxiety.
  • Stress management.
  • Scheduling and registering for classes.
  • Communicating with professors (email and in person).
  • Your faculty adviser.
  • Academic procedures and forms.
  • Communication (social media,

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Learn more tips for success to achieve your academic milestones.

Hear from past coaches in the Center on why coaching makes a difference.

See The Success Center Workshop Schedule

Support programs

The Center for Student Outreach and Success Coaching offers programs to help new students make a strong start academically, and to assist students who need to improve their grade-point average.

Support for All
All undergraduate students are paired with a Success Coach based on major. This coach is familiar with the specific faculty in your program, the educational rigor and specific support needs of students within the major, and are generally your “go to person” for any questions a student may have on campus.

Probationary Assistance Program (PASS)

Probationary Assistance, or PASS, is a program for students on Academic Probation. Students will work with a Graduate Assistant and/or professional Success Coach to develop a personalized plan to improve their grade-point average and receive additional structure and support that may be necessary for students on academic probation, or who were readmitted after dismissal. Students are required to meet with an assigned coach once a week throughout the semester for mandatory meetings to reflect on how they are doing academically, socially, emotionally, etc. and to also attend various success workshops. These workshops focus on subjects like communication, time management, test anxiety, etc. The Success Center is here to motivate, encourage, and support students throughout their journey as a Vulcan.

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