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Soar provides proactive academic coaching to students who are part of our Bear First Program, Denver Scholarship Foundation, First Generation Program, and Independent Youth Program as well as provides individual academic advising to exploring students or students considering a major change.

Soar provides students with academic and personal support in an inclusive environment by teaching them the skills necessary to make self-motivated academic decisions. 

Appointments

  • In-Person or Virtual appointments: Monday - Friday
  • Incoming students can schedule an appointment by emailing soar@unco.edu
  • Current students can schedule an appointment by contacting their Soar advisor. If you do now know who your advisor or success coach is you can check Degree Works or email us at soar@unco.edu

Bears First

Bears First helps you establish a strong first year of academic success through personalized coaching and advising, facilitating the development of individual academic success plans and formalized connections to campus resources and support

Bears First participants are identified through the Office of Admissions and many students classify as first generation. Participation in the program establishes a foundation for success at UNC through a structured approach to personalized proactive coaching and advising in an inclusive and caring environment. 

Exploring Students

UNC identifies undeclared students as exploring. If you do not have a major in mind or you are considering multiple major options you are an exploring student

Soar and UNC are committed to helping you if you have  come to college to explore the major options that are available. We can also guide you if you are considering a major change but are unsure of what you want to switch to.

Independent Youth

The Independent Youth Program is designed to help you establish academic success by providing personalized coaching and advising, facilitating the development of individual academic success plans, and formalized connections to campus resources and supports.

Independent Youth are identified through the Office of Financial Aid. Participation in the Independent Youth program establishes a foundation of success at UNC through a structured approach to personalized proactive coaching and advising in an inclusive and caring environment.

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Soar helps Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholars establish academic success through personalized coaching and advising, facilitating the development of individual academic success plans and formalized connections to campus resources and support.  DSF Scholars can renew this scholarship for up to four years if their scholarship success requirements are met each academic semester.

DSF scholars are selected through an application process from the Denver Scholarship Foundation. DSF Participation in Soar establishes a foundation for success at UNC through a structured approach to personalized proactive coaching and advising in an inclusive and caring environment. 

First Generation

Soar’s First Generation Program is designed to help you establish academic success by providing personalized coaching and advising, facilitating the development of individual academic success plans, and formalized connections to campus resources and supports.

You are considered First Generation if your parents have not completed a 4-year college degree. Participation in Soar’s First Generation Program establishes a foundation of success at UNC through a structured approach to personalized proactive coaching and advising in an inclusive and caring environment.

FERPA protects your academic information

Privacy

Due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), University staff can provide academic information about a student only to the student themselves. This includes items such as cumulative grade point average, grades, and academic standing. However, a great deal of general information can be shared with the support system of a student.