The Peer Success Coaching program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to meet one-on-one with trained Peer Success Coaches (PSCs) throughout an entire semester or periodically via walk-in consultation hours. PSCs support students as they navigate their new environment and learn how to succeed academically, socially, and personally at Purdue University. PSCs will help students develop not only effective study habits and test-taking skills, but also strong time management and organizational skills to achieve academic, social, and personal goals.

Sign Up for a PSC  *We are now accepting applications for Spring 2018! Sign up for a coach today!

Are you an international student in engineering looking for a similar program? Check the Purdue International Student Peer Coaching Program (ISPC) out! https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/InternationalStudents/peer-coaches

Who is a PSC?

A PSC is a point-person who can offer guidance to students as they navigate life at Purdue. PSCs are primarily upperclassmen who receive training on coaching their peers through many of the same challenges they have faced. They function as guides, listeners, and motivational partners, but not as tutors, instructors, parents, or academic advisors. Because they are peers, PSCs work as a neutral party to help students gain insight and ideas.

PSCs can guide you through...

Studying for exams

Connecting with campus resources and academic advisors

Finding motivation

Getting involved in campus activities and organizations

Managing your time

Exploring career options

Applying for student employment

And more!

PSCs are here to...

Listen to your concerns

Point you in the right direction

Help you set and achieve your own academic, social, and personal goals while at Purdue

How can I connect with a PSC?

If you are interested in working with a PSC, you have two options available to you:

Semester Program

  • Personal PSC
  • Weekly individual meetings (or more or less based on what works for you)
  • Initial get-to-know-each-other meeting
  • Coaching agreement that outlines the benefits you expect to receive from coaching and that clarifies how your PSC will maximize your Purdue experience

To join the semester program to have your own Peer Success Coach, please fill out the online application. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year on a rolling basis. Students may apply and be admitted at any time, even mid-semester, if there is availability.

"The benefit of having a PSC is being able to talk to someone about a goal you may have and being able to accomplish that goal through motivation, study techniques, and accountability that a PSC can provide." –Jay Q.

"Being a PSC coachee is beneficial because you actually have someone to share campus resources, study skills, and work with you on enriching your college experience." –Yexin H.

"The PSC program has helped me develop coaching skills that I can use to empower others to succeed." –Sarah K.

"Being a Peer Success Coach has taught me how to genuinely listen instead of talk and how to be a leader amongst my peers. It’s grown me as a person, a leader, a peer, and a friend." –Sydney G.

Walk-in Program

  • Meet with any coach
  • Weekly office hours
  • 15- to 30-minute drop-in coaching sessions
  • No application
  • No semester-long commitment

Students may meet with any PSC during their office hours with no appointment necessary. Check the office hour calendar to see which PSC is available at what time.

Where can I find more information?

For more information about the Peer Success Coaching program, please contact Academic Success at academicsuccess@purdue.edu.

"I learn along with my coachees. Every resource, every piece of advice, and every skill I expose them to I am exposed to as well." –Isaac D.

"Being a PSC has given me joy knowing that I’m helping someone else be better and succeed." –Ashanti L.

"Being a PSC causes me to want to be a better student, a better leader, and a better person because I have someone looking to me to help them improve themselves to be better, too." –Mallory H.

"Being a Coach allows you to help other students who may be encountering the same difficulties you are. And by helping your peers, you gain skills in communication and listening." –Bobby W.

How can I apply to become a PSC?

We will be hiring Peer Success Coaches for the 2018-2019 academic year during the Spring 2018 semester. Review the application process and information here

Criteria to become a PSC:

  • An undergraduate Purdue student that has attended at least 2 semesters (including this current spring semester).
  • A completed application with reference contact information, your resume, and letter of intent.  (Reference letters are optional)
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Can commit to Fall and Spring semesters and dedicate at least 5 hours a week to the PSC program.

Email academicsuccess@purdue.edu with any questions you may have about applying to become a PSC.