SOAR Program

Students Obtaining Academic Resilience (SOAR) Academic Coaching Program

SOAR is part of the Center for Student Success under the University College. SOAR is an academic coaching program for any student enrolled at UNCP. SOAR is responsible for providing academic coaching to students to help in areas such as time management, stress management, motivation, test anxiety, test taking strategies, study skills, etc. Students are assisted by graduate students in multiple graduate programs here at UNCP and provide guidance through academic coaching.

The program is founded on the belief that all students have the necessary resources to be successful in college. The program offers a diverse environment for all students and supports the idea that education is a process of intellectual and social growth and change. SOAR is to provide services that are directed toward enhancing the skills that students bring with them to UNCP and encourage the development of additional skills which will make students more successful both at UNCP and beyond.


The mission of SOAR is to provide academic developmental support for students as they pursue academic growth and resilience. This mission will be accomplished by providing students with academic coaching to help them strengthen their current academic and personal skills and develop new skills.



Students utilizing SOAR will be able to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Develop satisfying interpersonal relationships
  • Establish healthy interdependence
  • Possess confidence in academic skills
  • Deal with stress effectively
  • Improve time management skills
  • Improve study skills
  • Improve motivation
  • Develop coping skills for test anxiety
  • Resolve obstacles hindering success
  • Collaborate with others to achieve success


Contact Information

DF Lowry 



Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 9am-4pm

Friday: Closed

To schedule an appointment please email SOAR at