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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: January 25, 2017)

March 20 - May 24
  • Afternoon Sessions
    Mondays & Wednesdays at 3 PM.
  • Morning Sessions
    March 22, April 5 & May 3 at 10 AM
May 30 - July 7 (Campus will be closed and no SOAR will be held on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day)
  • Morning & Afternoon Sessions
    Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays at 10 AM
    Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays at 2:30 PM
July 10 - August 19
  • Morning & Afternoon Sessions
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays at 10 AM
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays at 2:30 PM
  • Friday Sessions
    August 11 & August 18 at 10 AM
  • Saturday Session
    August 19 at 9:30 AM

August 21 - August 23
  • Afternoon Sessions
    Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 2:30 PM