UT Dallas Undergraduate Advising

Student Outreach and Academic Retention (SOAR)

In addition to School based advising, the Student Outreach and Academic Retention (SOAR) office is dedicated to providing academic advising to students who are at-risk for Academic Suspension and students who have not met the Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) requirements. Students not in good academic standing or have not met their AES scholarship requirements are required to meet with a SOAR advisor and follow a prescribed advising plan. The individualized plan will be designed to help each student improve their academic standing by addressing their specific needs including but not limited to study skills, time management skills, personal issues, and appropriate campus office referrals. SOAR office advising is available to all students though not required of students in good standing.

SOAR works in conjuction with other offices on campus including the Student Success Center and Academic Excellence Scholarship Office.

SOAR Advisors

Advisor Name Phone Ext. Email Office Location Students Assigned
Candice Graning 2400 cmg140430@utdallas.edu MC 1.312 A-E
Lauren McClain 2400 lauren.mcclain@utdallas.edu MC 1.312 F-K
Jessica Johnson 2400 jdj150130@utdallas.edu MC 1.312 L-P
Vacant 2400 MC 1.312 Q-Z

AES Probation Advisors

Advisor Name Phone Ext. Email Office Location Students Assigned
John Johnson 2400 jxj132330@utdallas.edu MC 1.312 A-Le
Lori Pinon 2400 lxp122530@utdallas.edu MC 1.312 Li-Z

Contacting SOAR

Student Outreach and Academic Retention is located in the McDermott Library (MC) and is open during the following hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8-5

Appointments can be made at http://undergraduate-education.genbook.com, however, walk-ins are also welcome. SOAR also has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/UTDallasSoar. "Like" us and find important information for you.

Click here to make an appointment with an advisor

  • You are only allotted the time frame you schedule. If you show up after your time begins you may not be allowed to extend your meeting beyond the ending time.
  • If you are 15 minutes late to your appointment you may be asked to reschedule.
  • If you show up early you may be taken in early if your advisor’s schedule permits it.

Additional Information

For information regarding probation requirements in the current catalog, please visit:

For information about Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) please visit: