Meet your new study buddy
Persistence Plus is a mobile support service provided by MxCC that offers coaching to help you stay motivated and focused on your studies through text messages or a specially designed app that all MxCC students will be automatically signed up for.
Our program is based on the latest behavioral psychology and college completion research and our work with other college students.
What are the benefits for me?
Our results show that students using Persistence Plus earn higher GPAs and have higher passing rates than students not using the service. Students using the service have said that it makes them feel “motivated”, “focused”, and “like somebody cares”.
Please Note: If you choose to sign up for Persistence Plus the college will send information about your gender, race, age, status as a first generation college student, etc. to Persistence Plus for the purpose of collecting data and sharing it with MxCC staff. All data will otherwise be kept confidential and will only be used in the aggregate. No individual students will be identified.
“With this service, it’s like you can’t really fail, or if you’re thinking about failing, it helps you to change your thoughts.”
“The messages helped me realize that I made this commitment for a reason, which is to succeed in college as a first-generation student.”
Our service delivers interactive and personalized mobile nudges that foster the behaviors and mindsets associated with college success.
That means we help you:
- Deal with academic challenges
- Stay motivated as a learner
- Organize your time
- Take advantage of campus services
- Improve on or adopt new academic habits
What should I expect?
You will receive daily nudges by text message or through our app. Some of our nudges will be questions. If you respond, we can provide you with even more personalized support. Students have reported that responding to questions have helped them change their habits or mindsets for the better.
If you have a question or a concern at different times, just send us a message by replying to a text message or tapping the pencil icon in the upper right of the app. We read every message.