Starfish: A Tool for Student Success

Welcome to Starfish: Supporting Student Success

UNCW cares about student success! Starfish is a web-based tool for students, faculty, advisors, and the greater campus community, designed to provide support and resources at the moment it's needed most. To get started, click on the tab that describes you best. 

Have a quick question?  Stop by (virtually) to a drop-in session!  Learn more here!

Instructors, need help completing a Progress Survey? Click here!

NOTE:  Internet Explorer is no longer supported.  We recommend using Chrome for Starfish.

Starfish Timeline

Starfish Timeline
Early Alert Progress Survey expanded to include all UC Students: Spring 2022
In Danger of Failing Progress Survey to all Instructors: Fall 2021
Roster Verification Progress Survey to all Instructors: Spring 2021
Pilot Progress Surveys: Spring & Fall 2020
Full Campus Roll-Out: Academic Year 2020-2021
Training for Faculty, Staff, Advisors: Ongoing
Starfish Pilot Began: February 2019

Starfish News & Update

  • Welcome Dr. Keryn Vickers as our new Starfish Super User for the Watson College of Education!

  • Review a new resource on the Early Alert Progress Survey, including tips, screenshots, and sample emails that students and instructors will receive.

  • Check out the recently updated Training page on the Starfish website!
    • Learn when and how to visit the Starfish Student Success Manager, Melissa, during her drop-in hours.
    • Watch Faculty and Staff demonstration series videos.