COVID-19 Information: 


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the peer academic coaching program will be operating using a hybrid model to accommodate in-person and virtual academic coaching appointments. All in-person appointments must remain socially distant. 


The Peer Academic Coaching program provides interactive one-on-one sessions to identify academic concerns and other barriers to success.

We help students strengthen skills in the following areas:

  • Time management 

  • Test preparation/Test taking

  • Note taking

  • Acclimating to the collegiate life

  • Reading strategies

Peer Academic Coaches promote self-efficacy and confidence by providing students with tips and strategies that encourage academic achievement, social adjustment, and holistic wellness. 
  • Who are Peer Academic Coaches (PACs)? 
    • Students trained in evidence-based strategies to facilitate academic coaching sessions.
    • Campus leaders that connect students to campus resources.
    • Friendly faces helping students with time management, overcoming procrastination, getting involved on campus, and much more. 
  • What to expect from an Academic Coaching session? 
    • Discussing academic barriers or college stressors
    • Developing specific strategies to use in current and future courses.
    • Becoming a more efficient learner - studying smarter, not harder
  • What is an Early Alert?

    An Early Alert is issued by professors and instructors due to: 

    • Poor class attendance 
    • Low test scores
    • Challenges with transitioning to UWG
    • Frequently late to classes and academic meetings
  • Become a peer academic coach

    Students interested in becoming a Peer Academic Coach should apply online. Please list UWG staff and faculty as your references in the online application.

 Peer Academic Coaching Certification

The Peer Academic Coaching program at the University of West Georgia is accredited by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).