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SOAR for new students

Scottsdale Orientation, Advising and Registration

SOAR is a mandatory 3-hour program for all students who are new to college and are seeking a degree or certificate, or taking general studies classes. All recent high school graduates must attend SOAR, even if you took college classes while in high school. 

At SOAR you will:
  • Meet other new students.
  • Speak with & ask questions to current students.
  • Learn of the various resources & services available to new students.
  • Meet with an advisor.
  • Select and register for your first semester classes*.

*Students must register for class prior to the first class meeting.

Required items for SOAR:
  • Student ID #
  • MEID
  • Student Center Password (Visit the Welcome Center (SC-118) to set up password)
  • Printed copy of your WritePlacer, Reading Comprehension & Math placement test scores from Testing Center (No pending scores)
  • Photo ID such as a Driver’s License, State ID or Passport
  • Check your online Student Center for any Holds (Visit the Welcome Center (SC-118) for assistance)
SOAR Schedule (Updated as of: September 21, 2016)
October 11 – December 20, 2016
  • Afternoon Sessions
    Tuesdays: Session begins promptly at 2:30pm.
  • Morning Sessions
    October 12, November 2 and December 7: Session begins promptly at 10:00am.
January 3 – January 13, 2017
  • Afternoon Sessions
    Tuesdays and Thursdays: Session begins promptly at 2:30pm.
  • Morning Sessions
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Session begins promptly at 10:00am.

Location: LIB 463 (Closest parking: Parking Lot D) 
Take a look at the campus map to assist with parking and  directions: