Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions about SOAR. If there is a question you have that is still unanswered, please call us at (618) 650-3790 or stop by our office in the Student Success Center, Suite 1260 (enter via the Academic Advancement Center, Suite 1220).
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go to the Applying section on our home page and complete the application.
Simply enter the Academic Advancement Center via Suite 1220 and check in with the front desk worker in the Tutoring Resource Center.
FAME, GAME, and SOAR students are required to attend tutoring for all science, business, math, and/or writing courses on a weekly basis. Note: If a student is earning an A or B in a class based upon Midterm Progress Reports, he or she may be exempt from tutoring for that class.
Project GAME stands for Goal-Oriented African American Males Excel. It is a two semester program comprised of 20 African American male students who are first-semester freshmen at SIUE. The goal of Project GAME is to help African American males succeed academically, professionally, and personally at the university. For more information about Project GAME, visit the informational page HERE, or you may contact the SOAR office at (618) 650-3790. The GAME Application for Fall 2016/2017 will be available in January 2016.
Project FAME stands for Females of African-descent Modeling Excellence. It is a two semester program comprised of 20 African American female students who are first-semester freshmen at SIUE. The goal of Project FAME is to help African American females succeed academically, professionally, and personally at the university. For more information about Project FAME, visit the informational page HERE, or you may contact the SOAR office at (618) 650-3790. The FAME Application for Fall 2016/2017 will be available in January 2016.
Generally, we begin making appointments for SOAR students the third week of the semester. Advising for SOAR students will then begin during the fourth week of the semester. Once the semester has begun, it will be time to start thinking of the upcoming semester(s) and preparing for the next advisement appointment. Go to the Academic Advising informational page for more information.
You may be eligible to declare once you have completed all of your general education and major departmental requirements. To declare, you must make an appointment with your advisor.
The SOAR Mentoring Program provides peer support for participants of the SOAR Program starting freshman year, which establishes a positive and meaningful relationship with a more experienced student. If you are interested in becoming part of our Mentoring program as either a Mentor or Protégé, please contact Dr. Earleen Patterson by phone at (618) 650-3790 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is a question that hasn't been answered anywhere on our website, we encourage you to contact our office by phone or in person. Our telephone number is (618) 650-3790 and our office is located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1260. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and we look forward to hearing from you. If there is a question that you think belongs on our FAQ page, please let us know.