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Auburn University: SKILL

Mission Statement

SKILL is an academic coaching program for students who learn differently. We believe major life transitions are equally exciting and challenging and asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We believe in creating a learning environment that encourages accountability, critical thinking, and self-awareness in order to help our students enjoy their college experience independently and responsibly.

Contact Information

Shanna Brodbeck, Program Director
(334) 734 6285

Program Description

Program Overview

Auburn University’s SKILL program is a fee-for-service academic support program for undergraduate students with documented evidence of learning differences and executive functioning challenges. The program offers individualized academic coaching which encourages accountability and structure as well as provides support and encouragement to reach personal and academic goals.

Description of Services

SKILL includes weekly, one on one, coaching sessions, as well as phone, text, and email support. At each session, a student can expect a knowledgeable coach who actively listens, encourages, motivates, and supports. Study skills, time management, decision making, organization, planning, effective and professional communication and academic progress are naturally incorporated into all coaching sessions.

Application Process

Complete an application, which can be found on our website, and return it to skill@auburn.edu. The application will reserve the student’s place in the program or on the wait list. Upon receipt of the application, the Program Director will email the student and parents/guardians intake paperwork as well as to set up the intake interview over Zoom. Because enrollment in SKILL is contingent upon eligibility for accommodations with the Office of Accessibility, students with documented learning differences and/or ADHD must also submit documentation to the Office of Accessibility. The Office of Accessibility reviews the documentation and determines eligibility for accommodations. For more information on the Office of Accessibility, visit accessibility.auburn.edu.

Target Population

  • Specified Learning Difference
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
  • Executive Functioning Challenges

Program at a glance

How many students are enrolled in this program? 50-99

What are the annual costs for a student to attend this program? $1,000-$2,999

Is this program public? No

Is this program fee-based? Yes

how large is the instition associated with this program? 25,000-49,999

What type of institution is associated with this program? University