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Academic Success Coaching

About the Program:

The Success Scholars Program is a retention centered program for Asian American, Black, African American, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+ students. The program is committed to empowering students to succeed and realize their full potential at Middlesex and beyond. By facilitating mentoring relationships, providing opportunities for reflection and self-examination, building personal financial wellness awareness, and teaching academic and career readiness skills, the program helps students strengthen students’ self-confidence, learn to navigate the college system, and articulate and pursue their academic and professional goals.

Students are encouraged to join SUCCESS at Middlesex Community College through targeted outreach that follows an opt-out approach. Eligible students may reach out directly for more information and are automatically enrolled unless they request not to join. All SUCCESS students at Middlesex are supported by the program until they earn their certificate or degree. By design, students are aware that they are receiving services through SUCCESS. Other units that support SUCCESS at Middlesex include Financial Aid, Advising, Tutoring, Career Development, and Admissions.

Student Eligibility

Students who are eligible for the SUCCESS program at Middlesex include:

  • First-time students
  • Continuing students
  • Full-time students
  • Part-time students
  • English language learners
  • Students with developmental needs in English and mathematics

Cohort Focus Population

In line with the legislative intent to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable student populations, the following student populations are actively recruited for SUCCESS at  Middlesex Community College:

  • Economically disadvantaged students
  • First-generation college students
  • Minoritized students (i.e., Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, Cape Verdean, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and multi-racial students)
  • LGBTQIA+ students

Support Services

The following supports are available to SUCCESS students at Middlesex Community College:


Academic Advising

Career Advising

Transfer Advising

Scholarship Advising

Case Management

Community Events


Discussion Groups



Tutoring/study groups


Field trips to 4yr schools

Summer Programs


Student Planning

Affinity Groups

Support Network

SUCCESS at Middlesex is supported by a director, a coordinator of wellness education, a coordinator of multicultural programming, a financial wellness coach, an LGBTQ+ coach, three (3) academic coaches, peer and alumni mentors, and a program administrator. Their peer mentorship program, financial wellness program, and college transfer trips are program highlights.

SUCCESS receives funding through the Massachusetts legislature and is supported by the 15 state community colleges, the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC), the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE), and the SUCCESS Leadership and Coordinating Committees.