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"



Upon clicking on the Early Alert link within SOAR, the system will transition you to the Campus Conduct Reporting page.

For CARES or Early Alert issues, please select the first Submit Report button under the Report a Concern, Violation or Problem heading.