Academic Coaching

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences aims to provide a safe space for students to voice their concerns, confide in someone, and be provided with resources that may help in resolving any difficulties including and beyond academic probation.

To this end, CAES partners with the UGA Division of Academic Enhancement to provide an in-house Academic Coach to give students the support they need to achieve academic success at UGA.

The CAES Academic Coach, Jocelyn Jimenez-Ruiz, has the privilege to work with CAES students as they navigate their academic journey towards success at UGA. She emphasizes to students the importance of maintaining/establishing a healthy balance in their work, school, and social life. Jocelyn is a Miami native with Nicaraguan roots and was raised in Buford, GA. She received her B.S. in Psychology from UGA, which allows her to be very familiar with the UGA student life and all the resources available to students, both on and off-campus. She also has an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri–Columbia. She is now working towards her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia. Aside from grad life, she enjoys traveling, trying new cuisine, and reading whenever possible.

Academic Coaching is here to:

  • Assist any undergraduate CAES student.
  • Help students identify the source(s) of academic difficulties and design a plan of action to resolve the issue(s).
  • Refer students to resources on campus and in the community.
  • Provide information about tutoring.
  • Help retain students who are at risk for probation or academic dismissal.

Information about Academic Coaching for:

Academic Coaching welcomes referrals from academic advisors or direct appointments by students.

Students scheduling an appointment for Scholastic or Continued Probation are required to fill out this form prior to making an appointment in SAGE. Meetings are by appointment only.

Hours for Fall 2021:
Monday 9AM-1PM
Tuesday 12-5PM
Wednesday 10AM-2PM


CAES Academic Coach

Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs