Get Connected with an Academic Coach

Interested in getting connected with an Academic Coach? Fill out the form below!

Our academic coaches are happy to meet with you individually to assist you with:

  • Study Strategies
  • Planning and Organization
  • Time Management
  • Test Preparation
  • Accountability & Productivity
  • General Advising
  • Course Registration
  • Other Academic Success Related Skills

Our Staff

Kelsey Harp

Director, Academic Success

Robyn Lee

Academic Coach, Academic Success

Jessica Koenig

Academic Coach

Brooke Schifano

Learning Resources Specialist

Student Testimonials


“I originally decided to meet with my academic coach to have an outlet of support because I was unsure how the transition to college would be for me. I think meeting with a coach weekly, and then biweekly, is very helpful because it makes you even more accountable for your academics. I felt more motivated by my coach, and she quickly became a mentor that I felt comfortable talking to, which can be hard to find. She and I would discuss my classes and plans to stay on track with homework, tests, and other assignments. When I felt frustrated or stuck, she was there to put things into a new perspective and help me resolve the issues. It’s really nice to have someone to talk with, and I know that if I need help at any instant, she will be there.”

-Student, Class of 2025

“My academic coach has been very supportive of me throughout the year! She has helped me plan out my assignments and has really helped me become more organized when it comes to my academics assignments. I’m very thankful for my academic coach and look forward to continuing to see her in the future!”

-Student, Class of 2025

“My academic coach was absolutely awesome. She was very helpful with preparing me for my week ahead concerning my academics. She was very encouraging and kind to me. In addition to checking on my academically she made sure to check on me emotionally and invest in a relationship with me, and I really loved that. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help even just for scheduling out your week.”

-Student, Class of 2025

“My academic coach is one of the kindest, most caring, supportive, and amazing people I have ever met in my life. I am so lucky that through the academic success resource I got to meet her and spend time with her. She is definitely one of the reasons I am succeeding in my classes. Her passion and caring for her students is unmatchable! Thank you for everything!”

Student, Class of 2024

“My academic coach goes ABOVE AND BEYOND for her students. I have really felt valued and helped throughout my first year here at furman!”

-Student, Class of 2025

“It is nice to simply talk to someone once a week about this assignments you need to complete. Talking out your schedule for the week is really helpful in terms of time management.”

-Student, Class of 2025

“My academic coach has been truly amazing in keeping me on track with everything academic and providing me with support options outside her office.”

-Student, Class of 2024