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Coaching for Academic Success (CAS)


Grayslake, Room L123
(847) 543-2763

Faculty seeking assistance with using the SSP software for early alert reporting should call (847) 543-2763.


Coaching for Academic Success is a holistic approach to supporting students in defining, assessing and achieving their academic goals.  CAS staff build confidence, intervene early and often, connect students to resources and collaborate across the college.

Academic coaches help students with:

  • Understanding academic progress in class and communicate with faculty
  • Developing effective time-management and study skill strategies
  • Connecting with relevant CLC resources
  • Identifying problems and implement solutions
  • Maximizing their college experience

Students in pre-college/developmental math and English classes are automatically assigned to a CAS coach:

  • ENG - 108 and 109
    (includes PSY 121 for students co-enrolled in ENG 109)
  • MTH - 101, 102, 104, 105, 108 and 114

Coaches contact students during the first week of classes (during class and through CLC email) and provide coaching information. Coaches also email helpful information throughout the semester. If you're unsure of your coach's name, contact us for assistance. You are encouraged to contact your coach whenever you have a question or need help.

Coaching for Academic Success

Learn about the services coaches provide and get academic success tips from some of our staff.

Workshops and Events

College departments and offices sponsor workshops specifically designed for CLC students. Enhance your academic success at any of the following programs.

Early Alerts

Students may receive an early alert notification from an instructor or coach. Early alerts are related to academic performance on assignments and exams, class attendance, understanding course material, and other areas where students could benefit from additional support. Coaches contact students via email, phone or text to discuss the alert. Coaches then provide support, referrals to CLC resources such as tutoring and advising, and conversations about student success. Be sure to respond to your coach when you are contacted.

The goal of the early alert process is to assist students as soon as possible and improve student performance and enrollment.