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, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program?

Yes. All new students are required to attend the full one-day SOAR program.

When is the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program?
Summer Transfer SOAR Dates:
  • June 4, 2019 (Tuesday)
  • July 20, 2019 (Saturday)
  • August 16, 2019 (Friday)
What is the difference between the Registration Day and the SOAR program?

Dominican hosts registration days during the summer for students who would like to come to campus and register for classes prior to attending SOAR. Students who come to a Registration Day are still required to attend a SOAR program. Students who only attend a SOAR program will be registered during SOAR. Students who attend a Registration Day must have completed all assessments (writing, math, and/or modern foreign language), submitted their official transcripts for evaluation, and paid their deposit.

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 Assessment, you will do this at SOAR.

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

The SOAR schedule may be different for each student. Check-in takes place at 9:30 a.m. in the Parmer Hall Atrium and the SOAR program will conclude around 4:00 p.m. If you are required to take the Math Assessment and/or Modern Foreign Language Assessment you will be contacted via email by the Advising Office prior to SOAR, and should plan on arriving as early as 8am the morning of your SOAR program. You will receive a full schedule for the day upon arrival.

How do I register for SOAR?

Please click on your preferred SOAR date below to register online:

Please note that you must pay your Tuition Deposit prior to registering for SOAR. If you have questions about registration, please contact the Office of Admission 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.  The confirmation will be sent to the email on file with the Office of Admission. If your contact information has changed, please send an email to domadmis@dom.edu.

What time do I need to arrive?

Check-in takes place at 9:30 a.m. in the Parmer Hall Atrium. The program will conclude around 4:00 p.m.

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Where can I park?

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

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Who can attend the Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) program?

The SOAR program is designed specifically for students only. Parents and family members are invited to attend Welcome Weekend programs. Parents can also click here 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, or you may have to attend a program in late August.

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 Division of Student Success and Engagement at (708) 524-6458.

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

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

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

Students with dietary concerns should contact the Division of Student Success and Engagement at (708) 524-6458.  Dining Services can accommodate the majority of dietary restrictions with appropriate advanced notice

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

Information on your academic advisor will be provided at SOAR.

What if I have other questions?

If you have additional questions concerning the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program, please contact the Division of Student Success and Engagement at (708) 524-6458 or email New2DU@dom.edu.