About Success Coaching

Student Success Coaching at MSU Denver is a personalized and holistic approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and mental well-being during their college experience. Student Success Coaches support students by helping them build skills they will use to successfully navigate university systems, policies, and procedures. Coaches empower students to define, design and direct their college experiences and lives to meet their academic, professional and life goals.

Critical Race Theory grounds our approach to Student Success Coaching and serves to inform us of how social identity influences goal attainment, motivation, resilience, and worldview.

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We do this by:

  • Connecting students to the Roadrunner community – Our supportive staff, knowledgeable faculty, and of course other students.
  • Sharing the multitude of resources and programs available to them here at MSU Denver.
  • Providing intentional, meaningful programs to better support them in the start of their collegiate journey.

How do Success Coaches and Academic Advisors Support Students?

Success Coaches and Academic Advisors work in tandem to support students from admission through graduation, focusing on relationship building to ensure that students meet their academic, personal, and professional goals.

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Student Success Coaching

Student success coaching takes a holistic approach, addressing various aspects of a student’s life beyond academics. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Goal setting & strengths exploration
  • Time management & organization
  • Learning strategies & study skills
  • Campus & personal resources
  • Stress management, wellness, & self-care

Academic Advising

Academic advising primarily focuses on providing guidance and support related to a student’s academic journey at MSU Denver. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Course selection & exploration
  • Degree plans & progression
  • Major & Minor exploration and declaration
  • MSU Denver policies & procedures
  • SAP Academic Plans
  • Campus resources

MSU Denver Resources

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Classroom to Career Hub

The Classroom to Career Hub (C2 Hub) is more than your typical career center by intentionally integrating post-graduate activities, related to career or graduate school, in all aspects of the MSU Denver Roadrunner experience.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships assists students in the following areas of their academic pursuits:

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Online Learning

The Office of Online Learning coordinates campus-wide efforts to recruit and engage online learners at MSU Denver. Explore online major and minor offerings, information for prospective and current students, as well as online student success coaching.

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Academic Advising

MSU Denver students have access to both professional academic advisors and faculty advisors, as well as staff in other offices, to help them navigate the University. (Faculty are the professors and instructors who teach your classes. Some of them advise, too.) Advisors are here to help students:

  • Decide a major, minor, or concentration.
  • Learn more about how transfer credit fits into their degree plan and goals.
  • Coordinate referrals to other offices but don’t know where to start.
  • Assist with choosing classes for their next semester.
  • Discuss exploring careers.
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Academic Support Services

Student Academic Services encompasses Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and the Teaching Assistant program. These three academic support programs is to provide students support with their academic needs.

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First Generation Support Services

The First-Generation Initiatives Program in the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI) serves as a resource hub for current First-Generation students as they navigate campus.


Student Support Resources

The MSU Student Hub serves as the best location to find anything you need. Find helpful resources for financial aid, classes, jobs and more!