UT Dallas Undergraduate Advising

Student Outreach and Academic Retention (SOAR)

The Student Outreach and Academic Retention (SOAR) office is dedicated to providing personalized academic support to students who are not in good academic standing, on AES or National Merit scholarship probation, or students that desire an additional layer of academic support advising. Through individualized action plans, identifying academic and/or personal challenges hindering academic success, developing and encouraging proactive study habits, and providing appropriate campus referrals, the SOAR office seeks to proactively and positively support students encountering academic setbacks.

Academic Standing Advising

Students not in good academic standing – academic probation, academic warning, or readmitted from suspension students 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: identifying academic challenges, improving study skills, time management skills, addressing personal issues, and appropriate campus office referrals. The goal is to help students recover and reach their academic goals.

Catalog information regarding academic standing can be found at https://catalog.utdallas.edu/now/undergraduate/policies/disciplinary-actions.

To make an Academic Standing Advising appointment, please use the link below and begin the pre-appointment survey. Upon completion, you will be directed to Bookings to make an appointment.

Click here to make an Academic Standing Advising appointment.

Scholarship Probation Advising: AES & National Merit

Students that have been notified of being placed on scholarship probation 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: identifying academic challenges, improving study skills, time management skills, addressing personal issues, and appropriate campus office referrals. The goal of probation advising is to get back in good standing within the academic scholarship requirements.

To make a Scholarship Advising appointment please use the link below and begin the pre-appointment survey. Upon completion, you will be directed to Bookings to make an appointment.

Click here to make a scholarship probation advising appointment

Academic Support Advising

Students that feel they could benefit from having an additional layer of academic advising support during their undergraduate career can meet with the SOAR advising office. The purpose of academic support advising is to connect students with appropriate resources, enhance academic skills and empower self-advocacy throughout their time at UTD. In an individualized manner, the sessions are designed to address specific needs including but not limited to: identifying challenges, improving study skills, goal-setting, encouraging proactive academic behaviors, time management skills, addressing personal issues, and appropriate campus office referrals. The goal of academic support advising is to guide and support students in their educational endeavors.

For information regarding SOAR resources, please see:
SOAR Resource Document

Contacting SOAR

The Student Outreach and Academic Retention (SOAR) main office is located in the McDermott Library (MC 1.312). Advising is by appointment only. If you need to schedule an appointment, please contact soar@utdallas.edu.

SOAR Advising Office Contacts

ADVISOR NAME EMAIL OFFICE LOCATION
Amanda Montgomery amanda.mont@utdallas.edu MC 1.312
Tonya Carroll tonya.carroll@utdallas.edu MC 1.312
Jamar Blackmon jdb160730@utdallas.edu MC 1.312
Artiste McClellan artistemcclellan@utdallas.edu MC 1.312
Galina Pegues gxp190014@utdallas.edu MC 1.312

Additional Information

For information regarding probation requirements in the current catalog, please visit:
http://catalog.utdallas.edu/now/undergraduate/policies/disciplinary-actions#policy

For information about Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) please visit:
https://www.utdallas.edu/enroll/freshman/aes/current-students/requirements/
https://enroll.utdallas.edu/freshman/aes/current-students/policies-and-forms/