TRIO/Student Support Services

Success Coaching Frequently Asked Questions

WHat is SUCCESS COACHING?

Succes Coaching is a service that aims to help you understand your acadmeic strengths and areas for improvement while providing you with tools, support and resources to ensure your academic success.  Success Coaches will help you feel supported and encouraged to reach your academic, professional and personal goals. 

WHY SHOULD I USE THE TRIO/SSS Success Coaching?

Student Success Skills are an integral part of college survival, but are not always taught in the classroom. TRIO Success Coaches have a plethora of strategies to tackle obstacles like time management, stress management, organization and study skills.

Our Success Coaches are also students in the TRIO program so they have been in your shoes and can speak from personal experience. 

HOW DO I MEET WITH A TRIO/SSS Success Coach?

Please come to the TRIO/SSS Office in MC110 to schedule an appointment to meet with your TRIO advisor.  Meeting with a Success Coach is a mandatory component of the TRIO/SSS Program for all freshmen and students on Academic Warning/Probation. 

WHO ARE THE TRIO/SSS Success Coaches?

The TRIO/SSS Success Coaches are a group of dynamic and qualified CSU students who have demonstrated mastery of student success skills and a sincere interst in helping their peers succeed. Our TRIO Success Coaches have worked extensively with the TRIO/SSS student population. They welcome questions and are always happy to help.

Click here to meet the TRIO/SSS Success Coaches. 

WHAT are STudent Success Skills?

The TRIO Success Coaches will use the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) which is a 10-scale assessment about study strategies. The 10 LASSI scales are:  

♦ Anxiety ♦ Selecting Main Ideas
♦ Attitude ♦ Self - Testing
♦ Concentration ♦ Test Strategies
♦ Information Processing ♦ Time Management
♦ Motivation ♦ Using Academic Resources

For additional information or to take the LASSI, click here.

WHERE WILL I MEET WITH THE Success Coach?

The Success Coaches are located in MC 110, in the TRIO/SSS advising area.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY Success Coaching APPOINTMENT?

Bring your all of your notes, syllabus,a planner, assignment descriptions, or anything else you need help with.

WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Just stop by our office or call our front desk at (216) 687-2402 to let us know about any necessary changes. Please note that if you are a "no show" or you cancel your appointment more than three times in one semester, you may not be able to schedule any more appointments with a TRIO/SSS Success Coach for the remainder of that semester.