Early Alert

Early Alert is a formal communication tool for faculty, staff and students to help identify and intervene on behalf of students who exhibit risk factors and face withdrawal from the university because of personal, academic or financial issues. Faculty, staff and students can safely and securely submit information on a student experiencing academic challenges or other issues. When a referral is made, the First Year Initiative will reach out to the student to help identify problem areas and to help the student take ownership of their academic success.

How to Submit an Early Alert Form

    • Sign in to SOAR (soar.usm.edu)
      Sign in to SOAR (soar.usm.edu)

 

    • Select "Self Service"
      Select "Self Service"

 

    • Select "USM Self Service"
      Select "USM Self Service"

 

  • At this point, if you are a faculty or staff member, you will see "Early Alert - Faculty/Staff." Otherwise you will see "Early Alert - Student." Select the link and fill out the form.

Student Form

Once the form is submitted, your information as well as the form information will be sent automatically to First Year Initiative. A First Year Initiative representative will contact the student to help and offer services.

  • A phone number, relationship and campus are required fields.
  • Select "Submit."
    Student Form

Faculty/Staff Form

Once the form is submitted, your information as well as the form information will be sent automatically to First Year Initiative. A First Year Initiative representative will contact the student to help and offer services.

  • A phone number, relationship, Student ID and campus are required fields.
  • Select "Submit."
    Faculty/Staff Form