The Student Success Center is where New College provides individual peer coaching & group workshops. We strive to enhance students’ academic engagement and learning habits.

Student Success Center

Welcome to the New College of Florida Student Success Center (SSC)! Located in HCL 5, the SSC helps you develop the skills necessary for success in college. We offer one-on-one appointments with trained peer coaches, group study sessions, recurring appointments, workshops, printable resources, regular newsletters, and referrals to other campus services. We also provide coaching and resources to students who choose to continue learning remotely! When making your appointment, simply indicate to your coach that you would like it to be a remote appointment, and we’ll call you on a Google Hangout.  Have you been coached? Let us know how we did here.

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What does coaching look like?

Our SSC coaches lead sessions with students, and they can often relate to the challenges and stressors you are facing (since they are students too)! During a coaching session, you’ll sit down and talk to your coach about your goals for the upcoming week or semester, discuss various challenges you might be facing, help determine the next steps, and discuss different tools and strategies you can implement. Coaching is for everyone; we can all use support and we all have areas that need growth. Transitioning from high school to college is the perfect opportunity to work on these skills!

Topics a Student Success Coach can help you with:

Faculty RelationshipsPrioritization
Focus ManagementProject Management
Goal SettingReading Comprehension
Learning StyleStress Management
Note TakingStudy Skills
OrganizationTest Taking
Presentation SkillsTime Management


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Coaching FAQs

Success coaching is peer-to-peer coaching, students meet with a coach to talk about areas that could use improvement. Coaches offer strategies and tools to help with student growth and success. Coaching is conversational, individualized and judgment-free, and it offers students additional accountability in a supportive environment.

Check out our “meet the coach” page to learn more about our coaches, their areas of concentration, and their expertise in various success topics. It is best not to make an appointment with a coach you already know (to avoid personal conflicts outside of the SSC, and so you can be as productive as possible in your meeting). Some students prefer to meet with coaches who share the same field of study, as they may have a better understanding of certain terminology, professors, assignments and topics.

There are no requirements for how often you must meet with a coach. When making your appointment, you can choose to set up recurring appointments if you wish (and you can always cancel if necessary). Most students prefer to have weekly recurring appointments so that they can work gradually on topics over time and ensure success throughout the semester. We don’t offer quick fixes at the SSC, but we strongly believe that small changes over time can make a big difference.

Coaches work with students on a variety of topics, including time management, study skills, test-taking, organization, stress management, focus/attention management, note-taking, faculty relationships, project management, presentation skills, goal setting, prioritization and reading comprehension.

Yes! Coaches do not give out personal information about you or the content discussed in your meetings.

Keep an eye out for an email from the SSC toward the end of the spring semester when we are looking to hire new coaches. You will need to fill out the application with a resume and recommendations, and then you will be selected to schedule an interview.