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For Students For Faculty

We care about your success.

Throughout the term, you may receive emails and text messages from Starfish regarding your course grades or academic performance. Please pay attention to these emails and consider taking the recommended actions to reach your goals.

South Texas college implemented the Starfish Early Alert system to link communication between faculty, students, and available support services. Use Starfish to view your success network, access services, see your instructor's office hours, and other campus resources available to you.

Your success is important.

Why Use Starfish

Raise Your Paw
"Raise your Hand" to let faculty know when you need help.

Get Help Early
Faculty will let you know when you may be at risk.

Connect with Success
Connect with services to help you succeed!

Get Text Alerts
Get Starfish notifications directly to your phone or email. 

South Texas College has implemented the Starfish Early Alert system to assist in communication between faculty and students. Starfish is a tool that should increase engagement between students, faculty, and support services. Starfish provides a venue for interventions to help students succeed. It also contains information about resources and support services available to students.

In an effort to optimize Starfish utilization, faculty are reminded that they must set up or update their Starfish profiles. In addition, faculty are asked that they either set-up or update their office hours so that students can schedule an appointment to meet with faculty when a flag is raised.

During the first and second week of the semester, faculty should remind students to also create or update their Starfish profiles and contact information. Please remind students that if a flag is raised, they should schedule an appointment to meet with the faculty member who raised the flag. This will help in providing the student with proper interventions or resources.

Faculty Tutorials

Below are some links to Starfish Tutorials, which were designed to help guide faculty who would like to know how to set up their faculty profile, create or update office hours, and how to raise and/or clear a flag:


Step by Step Guides


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