About us

What is Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching is a no-cost, stress-free way to learn the skills and resources to be successful in college and beyond.  


Why come to an Academic Coaching session?

Academic Coaching is for any student who wants to have more confidence as a student and ACHIEVE their goals. Some examples of what you can expect to work on in a one-on-one Academic Coaching appointment are:

Achieving your goals

Creating balance between work, life, and college

Honing time management skills

Improving note, study, and exam taking strategies

Eliminating procrastination and improving motivation

Visualizing success and creating a positive mindset

Embracing resources, both on and off campus

What can you expect during a coaching session?

Your one-on-one session with a Coach will be driven by whatever you want to work on.  Through the process of asking questions, Coaches help you learn to identify the strategies and resources that work best for you to reach your goals.

How do I prepare for a Coaching session?

If you know what you want to work on... Great!  Just bring any materials you think you might need like your planner, study guide, or syllabus!

If you aren't sure what you want to work on... Don’t worry!  Just bring yourself- our Coaches are trained to help you get the clarity you need to be successful in college and beyond!

Before your appointment... take the LASSI (Learning and Study Skills Inventory). The LASSI is a quick 10-minute assessment that helps us determine what areas you may want to address in our meeting. 

You will find a link to take the LASSI in the confirmation email after you make your appointment.

​Where is Academic Coaching located?

For a Zoom (Virtual) appointment:

You will need a tablet, laptop or desktop.  You can use your phone, but it is not recommended because it is harder to see the shared screen.

Find someplace that is quiet and free of distractions.

You will receive an email from your Academic Coach in a confirmation email once you make an appointment.  Just click on the link in the email. 


For an in-person appointment: 

After you sign up for an appointment, you will receive an email letting you know where to meet your Coach.  We have in person appointments at The Study North @ Jewel Hall and The Study Central @ The Boone Center


 Safety and Covid19

The safety of our students is our top priority.  All in-person sessions, both group and one-on-one, follow CDC and University safety protocols. 






When is Coaching available?

Daytime, evening and weekend hours are available.

Appointments are available during Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions.


To make an appointment:

1. Log on to myUK using your linkblue ID

2. Select the "Student Services" tab

3. Select "myInfo" 

4. Click on "Integrated Success Coaching" to schedule your appointment. (Located at the bottom of the menu on the left side of the screen.) Follow the instructions to choose in-person, zoom, individual or group. 

For more detailed directions, click here: https://www.uky.edu/acadcoach/appointment

If you have trouble making an appointment, click here: http://go.uky.edu/TLcoaching  

If you are faculty/staff and would like to refer a student, click here: http://www.uky.edu/tl/coachingreferral



Julie Bradley, Director of Academic Coaching