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What Contributes to Poor Grades for College Students?

© 2017-2020 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor

It can be hard to accurately know why you are struggling academically. It may appear to others as if you are lazy, undisciplined or don't seem to care. But, in my work with helping college students improve their academics, those pejorative labels are not what is actually going on. Often, poor grades are not due to a single cause, but a multitude of contributing factors that can include:

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Would Addressing Those Contributors To Poor Grades Help You?

Yes... Any of the ones listed above, as well as others that you can identify, drag on you, and may leave you drained, discouraged and unmotivated. Instead of getting your schoolwork done on time, you might find yourself procrastinating and avoiding your studies. By clearing obstacles that have led to bad grades, and applying really effective strategies that we can provide within your counseling session so your grades improve, you will be on your way to academic success!

Although I work with college-age men and woman, I specialize in men's issues. Counseling, Life Coaching, and Consulting can help. Simply call at 320-223-9481 and we can visit briefly about your situation. If it makes sense for you to schedule a counseling session after a short talk, you can do so. If not, perhaps I can suggest another resource for you.

Note: I work with college students throughout Minnesota including St. Cloud State University, Saint Cloud Technical College, Minnesota School of Business, Rasmussen, St. Johns University and the College of St. Benedicts.

I can answer your specific questions by calling or texting  me at (320)223-9481 or email me at, and we can discuss whether or not it makes sense for us to work together.

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Chandler Counseling & Consulting - St Cloud, MN
Richard Chandler, MA, LPC

1204 7th St S
St Cloud, MN 56301

Our office building is just south of Tech High School and overlooks Lake George. Parking is very near our building for clients both in the back and the side of our building.

This is also the office of our business consulting service, Strategic Leadership Consultants of MN