Academic Success

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Do you find yourself studying for hours and still feel like you don’t quite “get” the material? Have you ever expected to get a good grade on an exam and been disappointed? Are the strategies you’ve always used successfully just not working anymore? Do you wonder where all your time goes?

If so, you’re in the right place! Academic Success exists to help you maximize the time you spend learning in and out of the classroom. Whether you’re just starting your journey at Creighton or you’re nearing the finish line, we have the resources you need to reach your academic and personal goals.

Academic Coaching

Academic coaching is an opportunity to assess your academic experiences in a friendly, easy-going environment, so you can maximize the things you do well and learn strategies to tackle the things you don’t.

An academic coach can help you manage your time, study smarter, plan for exams, minimize test anxiety, identify the ways you learn best, and connect you to resources on campus.

Even if you aren’t struggling, academic coaching is one of the best ways to personalize your education and stay on track from start to finish. Just like athletes need coaches to reach the next level, students become smarter, stronger, and more successful with coaching.

Schedule an appointment today! Same day appointments are available!

Meet the Academic Coaches

Ryan McLaughlin, M.S.

Meet with Ryan about:

Time management

Study schedules

Academic strategies

Academic motivation

Test preparation

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Same day appointments available!

Sarah Shaner, M.A.

Meet with Sarah online about:

Time management

Study schedules

Academic strategies

Academic motivation

Test preparation

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Same day appointments available!

Randi Bibins-Clark, LCSW

Meet with Randi about:

Academic and test anxiety

Focus and concentration strategies

ADHD and other learning disabilities

School/life balance

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Joe Ecklund, Ph.D.

Meet with Joe about:

Time management

Study schedules

Academic motivation

Academic strategies

Test preparation

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Academic Success provides free peer tutoring in a wide variety of courses and formats, all designed to help you be successful in the classroom. Our friendly and knowledgeable peer tutors will help you master the concepts covered in your classes. Visit us. We can help!

Study sessions targeted specifically to students in your class.

BIO 201BIO 202

BIO 362BIO 449

CHM 205/285

Lessons to enrich what you’re learning in class.

BMS 303NUR 252

NUR 341

NUR 371 Review Sessions

NUR 390 Review Sessions

1:1 tutoring is available in 70+ courses!

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BIO, CHM, MTH | Sun-Thrs | 6-9pm
No appointment required!

Drop-In Schedule


If you have questions about tutoring, email us!

Need help with a speech? Visit the Communication Center!  Learn More

Need help with research? Visit the Research Center!  Learn More

Need help with a paper? Visit the Creighton Writing Center.  Learn More


Hippocampus Success Seminar Learn More

Wednesdays in September | 7-8pm | HLSB 188

A free 4-week program designed to orient new Bluejays to the academic rigor and expectations of the Creighton classroom… this is a brand new ball game! Hippocampus is offered each fall. For more information, email us at

EDGE Advantage

Please contact Randi Bibins-Clark, LCSW for more information about support for students with ADHD.

BIO Boot Camp!

Friday, September 28 | 3:30-4:30pm | Rigge 120

Join Academic Success in this workshop that will focus on test taking techniques, study tips, time management tools, and other advice specifically related to the study of biology. Walk out with some practical and useful strategies that will help you master BIO and ace (or do really well) on your next exam.


Academic Success Group Workshops  Learn More

Noticing trends with students this semester? Procrastination? Ineffective study strategies? Lack of time management skills? Sounds like a job for the Creighton EDGE Academic Success Team! We offer several workshops designed to address the most common academic success challenges students face. Group workshops are available upon request by student organizations, faculty, or staff.

Want to be a Tutor?  Learn More

Now accepting tutor applications for positions posted on Jobs4Jays.

Academic Success Learning Outcomes  Learn More