Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (S.O.A.R) sessions are designed to give all students an introduction to CSI - inside and outside the classroom. The session will serve as the springboard for meeting student leaders, key administrators, and others that make up the CSI family. You will meet with an advisor and register for classes at this session! Feel free to contact us with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-732-6230). We look forward to seeing you!
S.O.A.R sessions meet in the Meyerhoeffer building room 234, and begin promptly at 1:30pm. You will receive a confirmation email with a location map once you have registered for a session.
*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- 460 or greater
Critical Reading- 450 or greater
Advising staff will touch on topics of:
Financial Aid and Admissions staff will touch on topics of:
Success resources on campus will touch on topics of:
Orientation leaders and advisors will:
Is S.O.A.R. mandatory?
Your attendance is EXPECTED. 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 a S.O.A.R.?
You are encouraged to rearrange your vacation or work obligations to make attendance a priority. 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. However,
it’s important to remember that this is your journey, and you are responsible for your success. To encourage student responsibility, attendance by family, parents, children, and/or friends of S.O.A.R. attendees is not permitted.
What do I need 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:
-Student ID number
-Compass or placement test scores
How do I register to attend?
The RSVP link will take you to available dates. Registration is completed online.
How long is a S.O.A.R. session?
Plan on 3 hours, 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, Advising, etc.).
Why is SOAR 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) 732-6230.