Academic Skills Coaching

SASS is offering 30 minute Academic Skills Coaching appointments online via Zoom. Available for all enrolled students, both undergrad and graduate. Please email to set up your appointment.

Academic Skills Coaching is an opportunity to sit one on one with a coach to discuss your academic skills and strategies.  You and your coach will talk through your course schedule and study habits and they will work with you to develop an individualized plan for academic success.  

General topics covered in coaching sessions:

  • Study Skills
  • Active Learning
  • Reading and Notetaking Strategies
  • Test Preparation
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Test Anxiety

Appointment Scheduling

To schedule an appointment, please email us: or contact our front desk: (612) 624-3323. Please note that if you fail to show for more than one session, or you postpone frequently, you will need to talk with your coach before being allowed to make another appointment. Repeated cancellations or appointment no-shows may make you ineligible for our services.

Academic Skills Assessment Package (ASAP)

The Academic Skills Assessment Package (ASAP) is available to all University of Minnesota students who could benefit from more formal assessment and individual attention on a range of skills, attitudes, and practices with a demonstrated connection to academic success at the college level. Students will be assessed on:

  • Level of motivation
  • Social engagement
  • Self-regulation
  • Attitudes and learning practices across specific academic skill areas (e.g., time management, test-taking strategies, concentration, study aid usage, etc.)

Students will meet three times with an academic skill coach to develop greater awareness and understanding of their academic strengths and areas for improvement, and create a personalized action plan to enhance performance and satisfaction in their coursework.

Contact Us

To learn more about the LASK courses or schedule an Academic Skills Coaching appointment, contact us:

340 Appleby Hall
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Phone: 612-624-3323

** For Spring 2021, all SASS services will be offered remotely or online **