Starfish by Hobsons

What is Starfish?

Starfish Solutions is a retention solution program that helps to create an online student success environment, facilitating programs such as counseling and advising, tutoring, mentoring, and others–with the aim of improving student success and retention. See a summary and explanation of workflow here.

Some of the features of Starfish include:

  • Viewing support networks for your courses
  • Receiving early alerts for academic concerns and praise for a job well done
  • Getting electronic referrals and other messages
  • Viewing and following academic plans
  • Signing up online for appointments with course instructors, counselors and advisors
  • and Faculty can submit progress reports in real time and connect students to appropriate campus offices

How to Access Starfish

Log into Starfish

Once students log into Starfish it is strongly recommended that they update their profile with a picture and review/update their email address and phone number to ensure accuracy. Students can also select the small cell phone icon in their profile to receive text alerts (regular messaging and data rates may apply).

Resources for Students  Resources for Instructional Faculty

Resources for Counseling Faculty/Student Support Staff


Fall 2018 Progress Survey Dates and Deadlines

9-week classes (first session): Survey opens 9/9/18 and closes 9/15/18.

14/16/18 week courses: Survey opens 10/1/18 and closes 11/10/18.

9-week classes (second session): Survey opens 11/11/18 and closes 11/17/18.


Fall 2018 Open Labs and One-on-Ones

Click here to see what Starfish can do for you, then email Breanna Andrews [] to set up a personal walk through.

Monthly Starfish Summary Newsletters

Spring 2017 Pilot Survey Results

Questions about Starfish?

Counseling and Student Support Staff- contact Robert McAtee at
Instructional Faculty- contact Breanna Andrews