Transfer SOAR FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We know this is an exciting and sometimes nerve-racking time! To help you, here are a answers to a few questions we're frequently asked about SOAR.

Do I have to attend the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program?

Yes. All new transfer students are required to attend a one-day SOAR program.

When is the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program?

Transfer SOAR sessions take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 3
  • Saturday, June 28
  • Tuesday, July 29
  • Friday, August 22

What happens at SOAR?

At SOAR, you will register for classes, be introduced to services and resources available on campus, discover opportunities for involvement, and be welcomed into the Dominican University community. If you need to take a Math or Foreign Language Placement Assessment, you can do this at SOAR.

For the August 22 SOAR Program, students will take the Writing Assessment on campus on August 22.  It will not be administered online prior to SOAR.

What is the schedule for the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program?

Check-in takes place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parmer Hall Atrium and the SOAR program will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Please note, if you are required to take the Math Assessment or Modern Foreign Language Assessment you will be contacted via email by the Advising Office prior to SOAR. You will need to arrive at 8 a.m. to take the assessments. You will receive a full schedule for the day upon arrival.

For the August 22 SOAR program, please plan to arrive at 9 a.m.  If you are required to take the Math Assessment or Modern Foreign Language Assessment you will be contacted via email by the Advising Office prior to SOAR and would need to arrive at 8 a.m.

How do I register for SOAR?

To register for SOAR, you must complete the online Reservation Form. Please note that you must pay your Tuition Deposit, prior to registering for SOAR. If you have questions about registration, please contact the Admission Office at (800) 828-8475 or domadmis@dom.edu.

How will my date be confirmed?

You will receive an email from Dominican University once your SOAR date has been confirmed. You should NOT make any travel arrangements until after you have received your confirmation email.

What time do I need to arrive?

Check-in takes place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parmer Hall Atrium. Please note you may need to arrive earlier if you need to take a Placement Assessment. For the August 22 SOAR program, please plan to arrive at 9 a.m.  The program will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

Where can I park?

If you are driving to campus, please park in the West Parking Lot or the Parking Garage. >>Download a campus map

Who can attend the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program?

The SOAR program is designed specifically for students only. Parents and family members are invited to attend Homecoming events October 3,4 and 5. Parents can also visit dom.edu/parents for additional resources.

How do I change my SOAR date?

Please contact the admission office at (800) 828-8475 or domadmis@dom.edu with such requests. Please note that space is limited and it may not be possible to change the date of your SOAR session.

How does course registration work?

You will meet with your academic advisor at SOAR, who will help you select and register for your fall semester classes.

What do I do if I have special needs or need accommodations?

If you are a student with a documented disability requiring testing accommodations, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (708) 524-6822.

Who should I contact if I have questions about Placement Tests?

Please contact the Academic Advising Office at (708) 524-6814 or rcas@dom.edu.

I have food allergies. Will there be something for me to eat at SOAR?

Students with dietary concerns should contact the Dean of Students Office at (708) 524-6822.

When and how will I find out the name of my assigned adviser?

Information on your academic advisor will be provided in the folder provided at SOAR check-in.

What if I have other questions?

If you have additional questions concerning the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program, please contact the Dean of Students office at (708) 524-6822.