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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: October 3, 2017)

October 10 - December 19

Afternoon Sessions

  • Tuesdays at 2:30 PM

Morning Sessions

  • October 11, November 1 & December at 10 AM

Evening Session

  • November 6 at 5 PM
January 2 - January 12

Morning Sessions

  • Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays at 10 AM

Afternoon Sessions

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2:30 PM