Ascent Connect

College and career prep tools, plus one-on-one communication with a success coach, all at your fingertips.

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Overwhelmed with decisions about college or your career? Whether you’re wondering how to choose a college major or how to choose a career, a little extra help can go a long way.

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Ascent Connect can give you access to:

  • Unlimited one-on-one communication with a success coach
  • Tools and tips to find and launch a rewarding career
  • Financial planning and budget help
  • Professional advice for completing your degree
  • 24/7 access to content from success coaches & industry experts
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • And much more!

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One-on-One Success Coaching

Sometimes online guides and worksheets don’t quite answer the questions you’re asking or the problems you’re facing.

Your success coach will listen to your unique situation and formulate a strategy to help you overcome your obstacles.

Individual success coaching can help with all of the topics included in your digital access resources, but with the added benefit of personalized guidance. With the help of one-on-one coaching, you have the advantage of tailored advice to overcome your obstacles and the ability to build a strong base for success.

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Learn about our
Success Coaches

All Ascent Connect coaches have 10+ years of experience working in the higher education and student success spaces. We’re excited to work with you and learn how we can help you achieve your goals.

Our coaches have backgrounds working with all types of people at various stages of their education and career journeys:

  • 4 year public & private institutions
  • Women, minority groups and LGBTQ+
  • Community colleges
  • Prospective students
  • Skill based or certification programs
  • Students in college or a program
  • On campus, online, and hybrid programs
  • New graduates looking for a career
  • Students aged 18-24
  • Stop-out students considering education
  • Adult learners
  • Returning students
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Frequently asked questions about Ascent Connect

What is Ascent Connect?

Ascent Connect is a beta program available to a limited group of Ascent students who get access to exclusive student success coaching. The program is designed for active college students and those who participate are assigned a dedicated Ascent Success Coach to help guide them through their college career and career search.

Who is eligible to join Ascent Connect?
In order to be eligible for Ascent’s student success coaching, the student borrower must be an undergraduate who is in the process of applying for or has taken out an Ascent loan since May 1, 2019.

All Ascent loan applicants gain digital access to our student success resources. Coaching access is limited to students whose Ascent loans are funded.

Do I have to pay for Ascent Connect?
Ascent Connect is a free benefit of Ascent loans. In order to be eligible for Ascent’s student success coaching, the student borrower must be an undergraduate who is new to Ascent and in the process of applying for or has taken out an Ascent loan since May 1, 2019.

The resources and services provided with Ascent Connect are valued at $1000 per year.

How do I opt out of Ascent Connect?

You can opt-out of the Ascent Connect program by submitting this form or emailing [email protected]

How can a success coach help me?
Success Coaching empowers people to grow academically and professionally by building effective habits, guiding them to resources, and developing the skills they need to turn their goals into reality.

Our success coaches can assist you in making a unique plan to do well in college, including choosing a major, teaching time management tips, budgeting, and more. Your success coach can also help you prepare for your career with resume advice, how to choose a career that’s best for you, and additional tips for jump-starting your career after college.

What kinds of resources are included with Ascent Connect?
In addition to a success coach, you’ll have 24/7 access to resources that can help you plan your college and career paths. Through these tools, quizzes, and guides, you’ll be able to build a roadmap for success.

Don’t see your question here? Reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Don’t see your question here?

Reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Contact us to learn more about Ascent Connect

You don’t need to wait until you’re drowning in decisions to ask for help. The Ascent team is here for you – don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns about Ascent Connect.

Need help? Fill out our contact form.

We’re looking forward to seeing how we can help you reach your goals.

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