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ACHIEVE Your Academic Goals

At Montgomery College, your academic success and achievement of your goals is important to us. The Achieving the Promise Academy is a collegewide program that provides academic support for students through embedded classroom support and one-on-one individualized academic coaching.

Any student at MC who registers for a course that offers ATPA embedded support will receive targeted coaching in relevant coursework for the semester. Courses that offer ATPA embedded support are identified in the course schedule.

If you also desire more holistic, individualized academic coaching every semester for all your courses, and other areas of need, you can apply for one-on-one academic coaching. During your time at MC, your one-on-one academic coach will help you stay on track to complete your program of study successfully—and graduate on time.

No matter where you are on your academic journey, ATPA supports your success while at MC. When you register for an MC course with ATPA embedded support and receive one-on-one academic coaching, you will gain the tools you need to excel at MC.

Benefits of all ATPA services (Embedded Support and One-on-one Coaching): 

  • Monitoring of academic progress through collaboration with faculty and coach
• Assignment and exam preparation
• Weekly study sessions
• Tutoring
• Financial aid and registration support
• Referrals to College and community resources (e.g. Learning Ceners, Disability Support Services, Advisors, Counselors, and others)
• A Learning Community of peers with similar academic and professional interests
• Development of academic and life skills (e.g. time management, organization, study skills, test-taking skills, self-advocacy, networking, and others)

Unique Features: Embedded Classroom Support 

Unique Features: One-on-one Coaching 

  • Coaching for a specific course that offers ATPA embedded support 
  • Coach presence in your classroom 
  • Receive weekly communication on content support, college resources, and course reminders 
  • Coaching until graduation and/or transfer 
  • Assessment to identify your strengths and areas for improvement 
  • Academic support in all courses 
  • Personalized academic success plan each semester 
  • One-on-one weekly coaching sessions (or as mutually agreed upon with your coach) 
  • Two workshops per semester 
  • Laptop loaner program 
  • Tuition Assistance (dependent on availability of funds, and if you meet qualifications) 

View the ATPA Flyer (PDF)

Faculty Fact Sheet

The Achieving the Promise Academy (ATPA) is an academic program created by Montgomery College to support students while they complete their degree. Students can enroll in courses with ATPA embedded support and may also apply for holistic, individualized coaching for all their courses, and other areas of need, through one-on-one academic coaching. All coaches are faculty members. Embedded support coaches often have taught the course in which they are embedded. Coaches partner with students, their professors, and other College resources to help students achieve their academic goals. VIEW FACULTY FACT SHEET.


"No athlete or musician is embarrassed or reluctant to have a coach; on the contrary, they consider it mandatory. The same should be true of academics. No student should be hesitant to accept from an expert ATPA Academic Coach the encouragement and coaching to propel them toward academic success. It can give you the winning edge." - Richard Scott, ATPA Program Coordinator

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