Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is available in person and virtually. 

Academic Coaches work with students on developing their executive functioning skills, which help students adopt a growth mindset, manage their academic anxiety, prioritize their work, and set realistic short- and long-term goals. Students find it helpful to meet with a coach to talk about adjusting to college or graduate school, managing their time, getting organized, and more. Some students meet with an academic coach because they want to work more effectively; others meet with a coach because they are returning from a leave of absence or a semester away doing fieldwork and want support with their transition back to campus. Students are welcome to meet with an academic coach at any time in their academic career.

Students can schedule a 45-minute appointment with an Academic Coach through the ARC Scheduler. Students can choose how they would like to meet with an Academic Coach; in person in the ARC at 1414 Mass Ave or virutally via Zoom. Please note that students may sign up for only one coaching session per week. 

Enrolled degree candidates in the following schools are eligible for free Academic Coaching: Harvard College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Extension School. Harvard Extension School admitted ALB and ALM degree candidates and Pre-medical Program participants should complete an ARC referral form and send it to Sue Albrigo for additional guidance.

To schedule an appointment with an Academic Coach, please log into the ARC Scheduler with your HarvardKey. 

ARC Scheduler


If you are having difficulty accessing the ARC Scheduler or require any accommodations to meet with a coach, please email the Academic Resource Center.