Newly admitted students are now required to attend Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) prior to registering for classes at Northwest State Community College. Students who will take classes for the first time and who are planning to complete a degree or one-year certificate will be unable to register for classes until they complete a SOAR program.
What is SOAR?
SOAR is a comprehensive program, full of information that is intended to enhance students’ success in college. SOAR is offered at the main campus in Archbold and at the Van Wert Satellite location. Students who plan on completing their entire degree or certificate program online will have the option to complete the SOAR program online as well. This option is only available if ALL of the classes required for your program of study are offered online. Similarly, students who plan to complete all of their classes at the Van Wert Campus, will be able to schedule their SOAR program on that campus.
How long will it take and when is it available?
SOAR is a one-day, five-hour session that will include general information sessions, hands-on activities and time to meet with an advisor to register for classes. Please plan to be here the entire time. Keep in mind, that classes will be filling quickly, so the sooner you attend a SOAR program, the more flexibility you will have when choosing your class schedule. Students with schedule restrictions are encouraged to register for SOAR as early as possible.
Can I Bring A Guest or Parent?
Unfortunately space is limited and we will not be able to accommodate guests, children, spouses or parents during SOAR. If needed, please plan transportation to and from the event.