We are delighted to see that you are interested in pursuing your future in Higher Education. College is an exciting new adventure that will allow you to grow and learn more about yourself and other interests. Hopefully during these next four years on campus you will set new goals and venture down a path that will allow you to have an idea of what career you want to pursue post graduation!
What is GEAR UP?
OK GEAR UP currently partners with 10 school districts and five regional colleges throughout the state to prepare nearly 12,000 middle and high school students for college success through college campus tours, ACT test preparation and testing, and college exploration and preparation courses. GEAR UP offers college access and financial aid information to students and families through awareness activities, including Oklahoma’s Promise and FAFSA completion assistance.
Once students arrive on one of GEAR UP’s partner college campuses, college coaches
provide support to students in their transition into college. They connect with students
to answer questions and share information to set students up for success.
For more information about Oklahoma GEAR UP go to the website linked to this page-
As your coach I am here as a resource to you so that we can ensure you have the best college experience. The skills you learn during your freshman year can set you up for success in getting your college degree!
More information is also linked here on the other 5 representing college coaches-
Frequently Asked Questions
During your freshman year at NSU, you will be greeted with open arms. We are so glad you have chosen your new home at NSU. You will be contacted by your GEAR UP College Coach. As a GEAR UP student and freshman at NSU, you will receive free college coaching.
Our purpose is getting to know each of the GEAR UP students individually and to be
a valuable resource for you. We want your college experience to be the best it possibly
can be. We are here to help you identify and create an action plan for achieving your
goals and support you on your new journey as a college student.
Our goal is to meet with each of you at least once a month during the academic school year to check in and see how you are doing. Our meeting may only average 15-20 minutes, however they can also be longer or shorter, based on your individual needs and wants. These meetings take place in person, over the phone, or virtually. You can reach out at any time for support.
College coaching can benefit all types of students and is FREE. Working with a coach can help you become better at what you want to do, in and out of the classroom. A college coach can help you get the most out of college, plan your career path, and finish on time.
Some topics covered:
- Campus resources
- Transitioning to college
- College success
- Planning and goal setting
- Health and wellness
- Time and money management
- Finding Balance
Yes, students who are traditional incoming freshmen are offered these services. These services will be provided for the entirety of their first year experience.
Meet Your GEAR UP College Coaches
GEAR UP College Liaison
Seminary Hall Room 134
My name is Kasady Marshall and I am the NSU GEAR UP College Coach. My college career was the best decision I ever made. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in May of 2020 studying Criminal Justice here at Northeastern State. Throughout my four years on campus I was highly involved in my studies as well as campus life. During my time as a student I learned the importance of time management, hard work, and leadership and to say that is only a few things I gathered is an understatement! I made connections with faculty, staff, and students that allowed me to thrive and learn so much about myself and what I wanted to do after graduation. I hope you “gather here, go far” and I can’t wait to see what you will accomplish.
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GEAR UP College Coach
Seminary Hall Room 134/134A
I’m Anna Ramos, I am the GEAR UP College Coach at Northeastern State University. I graduated as a first-generation college student from Northeastern State University in July of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. I live outside of the Tahlequah area and enjoy flipping houses, outdoor activities and spending time with my family! My career goal is to help students achieve their ultimate goals, both academically and in general life. I am proud to be a GEAR UP College Coach here at Northeastern State University. What I like most about coaching is helping students identify and develop the skills within themselves that they can use to achieve their own unique vision of success in college and beyond. I enjoy being part of the conversations and the moments in students' lives when they realize that they can achieve their goals and live the life they envision.
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