Student Orientation, Advising and Registration
S.O.A.R. is an all day program that is required for all students who are new to college and are degree seeking. All recent high school graduates must also attend S.O.A.R., even if you took dual credit college classes while in high school. S.O.A.R. is designed to introduce you to the essential tools for success at the College of Southern Idaho. During your time here at S.O.A.R., you will also meet with an advisor and register for classes. You can register for S.O.A.R. in MyCSI.
Before registering, you will need to have retrieved your PIN and have your student ID# available. This information was contained in your acceptance email. There is a $25 fee to attend S.O.A.R. You may also register up to three parents/guests to attend with you. There is a $10 fee per parent/guest to cover the cost of their lunch. Please have your debit card, credit card, or E- check information ready when registering for a session.
During S.O.A.R. you will:
*Qualifying SAT or ACT scores exempt you from needing to take the COMPASS test. However, if you do not have qualifying SAT or ACT scores, you will need to COMPASS.
Qualifying ACT Scores:
Math- 23 or greater
English- 18 or greater
Qualifying SAT Scores:
Math- 540 or greater
Critical Reading- 450 or greater
Hands on, interactive walk through of CSI's online tools including:
Insight into what it takes to be successful including:
Connect with an advisor and receive:
Is S.O.A.R. mandatory?
Your attendance is mandatory. Research shows that students who participate in orientation programs are more likely to be successful in college and persist to graduation.
What if I cannot attend S.O.A.R.?
You are encouraged to rearrange your vacation or work obligations in order to attend. We offer various sessions in order to accommodate many schedules. Start your year off right at CSI with the foundation that orientation provides.
Can I bring a parent/guest?
Having a support network can be an important element of your success. During S.O.A.R., a parent/ guest may attend. In fact, we have special sessions just for them. A minimal fee of $10 will be charged each guest to cover the cost of their meal. Please let us know that you will have a parent/guest with you when you RSVP to attend S.O.A.R.
What do I need to do to be prepared for S.O.A.R.?
You will have an opportunity to take your Student ID card photo, so be prepared for a picture. Also, come with:
How do I register to attend?
The RSVP link will take you to available dates. Registration is completed online. Please make sure to have your debit or credit card ready.
How long is a S.O.A.R. session?
Check in for S.O.A.R. begins at 8:45 a.m. with the event beginning at 9:30 am and ending at 3:45 pm. This will provide you with time either before or after the session should you choose to visit various offices on campus to complete your business (Bookstore, Financial Aid office, etc.).
Why is S.O.A.R. so important?
It is designed to assist you with the following:
What do I do if I need special accommodations?
You can request special accessibility services through our office at (208) 732-6221.