of the New Student Retention Office is to enhance and foster student success.
Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) and our College 101 course are
essential components of that mission. Through programs and services provided by
New Student Retention, students are well-equipped for their college journey,
one that will help them make the most of their futures.
Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)
New full-time students receive communications from the office of New Student Retention
about the college's placement requirements.
Full-time students are required to complete all assessment tests, including reading, writing, and math skills. Students with acceptable ACT test scores or
previous successful college credit may choose to use those scores as qualifiers
for proficiency levels in place of the Compass exam.
Once students complete basic assessment, they are invited to attend a mandatory
half-day, small-group SOAR program led by
counselors and academic advisors.
The SOAR curriculum, which informs students about their first semester of
college, includes informational sessions and small-group discussions introducing
the academic and social environments of higher education, review of placement
test scores, educational planning processes, introduction to the online SOAR Web
site, including online registration tools, and individual assistance with course
selection and registration.
Parent and Family Orientation Program
Information sessions designed for family members of new full-time
students to learn about resources for students, career counseling, transferring to
a four-year institution, tuition, financial aid and scholarships, privacy of
student records, academic programs, and more. Bring your questions. Refreshments
will be served.
Choose from two sessions:
Thursday, Aug. 1, 6-9
Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-1
Building M, Moraine Room 1
Accessibility, Affordability, College Readiness and Completion
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This is a course that assists students in
making the initial transition to college by helping to develop the attitudes,
behaviors and skills necessary for college success in the critical first
semester. The course also introduces students to available college resources.
Office Location: S216E
Spring and Fall Office
Mon. and Tues. , 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m-4:30 p.m.
Fri., 8 a.m.-noon
Assistant Dean: Jo Ann
Telephone: (708) 608-4199