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Student Success

Our Goal

Our goal is to help you succeed and persist at Saint Leo University, from matriculation through graduation.

  • We offer comprehensive support services designed to help students reach their educational and professional goals.
  • We collaborate with many departments on campus to provide institutional resources, assistance, and guidance to help you overcome potential challenges.
  • We work closely with Academic Affairs to stay current on departmental policies and other important information related to course selection and registration.
  • We foster the development of critical and creative thinking skills, problem solving, and inter & intra-personal skills to aid in your improved success, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Holistic Approach

We want you to know that you always have someone on your side. Whether you need someone to talk to about hurdles you might be facing or to celebrate your many accomplishments, your Student Success Coach will be beside you on your journey to graduation!

One-on-One Meetings

In addition to course selection and advising, meet with your Student Success Coach to develop learning, financial, and life strategies that promote your success. We can assist you with time/stress management, managing freedoms, setting goals, and much more!

About Student Success & Academic Engagement

Center for Academic Vision & Excellence 

The Center for Academic Vision & Excellence (the CAVE), provides comprehensive academic support programs and services, in the forms of academic success workshops, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and peer mentoring. The CAVE’s services equip all Saint Leo University students with the tools necessary to achieve academic success.

First Year Experience

The mission of First Year Experience is to foster an atmosphere of learning for all first year students through academic coursework in SLU 101 that aids in successful transition and academic development. 

Learn About Saint Leo's Core Curriculum

Student Success Coaching

The Student Success Coaches promote an increase in learning, persistence, and graduation by holistically addressing each students’ university experience.  We are here to assist and support undergraduate university campus students by providing individualized services.

About Student Success Coaching

What are some ways Student Success Coaching can help you?

  • Help create and clarify educational goals
  • Help with academic plan development
  • Assist with course selection
  • Register students for courses 
  • Interpret university policies and academic requirements
  • Assist with interpretation of financial aid information
  • Provide guidance through the academic decision making process
  • Make referrals to other campus resources

Make an Appointment with Your Student Success Coach

Student Success Coaches are located in the Center for Academic Vision and Excellence on the 1st floor of Kirk Hall.

Student Success Coaches will conduct student appointments in person or virtually. Please schedule an appointment to meet with your Success Coach today! See below for specific information about Student Success Coaching by college/school.

Book Appointment with Student Success Coach

Success Coaches by College

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology, Medical Humanities, and Undeclared

Meghan Cowper | meghan.cowper@saintleo.edu | (352) 588-8427

Associate of Arts, English, History, Political Science,
Psychology, Religion, Sociology, & Theatre

Meghan Cowper | meghan.cowper@saintleo.edu | (352) 588-8427

Tapia College of Business

Nicole Baum  |   nicole.baum@saintleo.edu   |  (352) 588-7222 
Justin Carter  |   justin.carter@saintleo.edu   |   (352) 588-7241

College of Education and Social Services

Valens Hasubiziman| valens.hasubiziman@saintleo.edu | (352) 588-7110

School of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science

Computer Science, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science

Frank Jackson| frank.jackson@saintleo.edu | (352) 588- 8116

College of Health Professions

Health Education/Health Promotion, and Nursing

Frank Jackson| frank.jackson@saintleo.edu | (352) 588- 8116

Additional Information

Registration, Add/Drop, and Withdrawal Dates

Visit University Course Schedule

  • Under Choose a location, select your desired location. 
  • Under Choose a term, select your desired term to get date.

Financial Aid Important Dates

March-April
Accept and/or decline your awards online at eLion and make your tuition deposit online.
September-December
Research financial aid and scholarship resources and complete the admission application.
October-March
Complete and file the FAFSA® online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Success Coach FAQs

Resources

Your Student Success Coach can provide you with a variety of resources across campus. Not sure who to get connected with? Contact (352) 588-8500 or email student.success@saintleo.edu

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