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Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

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Welcome to SOAR – Student Orientation, Advising and Registration!

On behalf of the staff and faculty of Wor-Wic Community College, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all first-time college students. The goal of the SOAR program is to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the information that you will need to set you on the right path to becoming a successful student. SOAR program facilitators are dedicated to ensuring that you will be properly oriented by the end of your session. Best wishes as you embark on your educational journey! ~Dr. Lynn Wiljanen, Dean of Student Development

What is SOAR?

SOAR is a mandatory orientation session that each first-time college student is required to attend. The session will focus on:

  • Career options, extracurricular activities and academic support services
  • How to pay for your education and complete the financial aid process
  • Academic advising and peer group registration
  • In keeping with a principle of the program which emphasizes student responsibility, attendance by family, parents, children, and/or friends of SOAR attendees is not permitted.

How Do I register for SOAR?

Please note:
The payment deadline for the Spring 2015 semester is December 11, 2014. If you have not completed your FAFSA or have not received confirmation of your financial aid award, you must make payment by that deadline or at the time of registration. The installment plan is outlined on page 7 of the Credit Class ScheduleAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
  1. Complete Admission Application

    Please refer to our Application Procedures.

  2. Take Diagnostic Assessment or submit SAT or ACT scores to Student Services for evaluation

    Your reading, writing and math skills must be assessed prior to registering for a SOAR session.

    • Students submitting SAT scores of at least 550 on math and verbal subsets and ACT scores of at least 21 on subset are not require to take the diagnostic assessment.

    • Students who have completed Advanced Placement Composition courses in high school may not be required to take the diagnostic assessment. Please contact the AP College Board to request official transcripts to be sent to the Registrar’s office for evaluation (OR SEE #3 BELOW).

    • Diagnostic assessment is required of students who are not submitting SAT or ACT scores or who’s scores fall below the minimum as previously stated.

  3. If you have completed Advanced Placement courses in High School, you must contact the AP College Board and request official transcripts to be sent to the Registrar’s Office to obtain credit for those courses or Diagnostic Assessment waivers.

  4. Register for a SOAR Session
  5. In keeping with a principle of the program which emphasizes student responsibility, attendance by family, parents, children, and/or friends of SOAR attendees is not permitted.

If you are a student in need of disability accommodations, please explore our disabilities services.

Have a question or need to cancel your registration? Please call 410-334-2800.
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