Skip To Main Site Navigation Skip To Section Navigation Skip to Content Skip To Left Navigation Skip To Search Skip To Footer

Student Orientation, Advising & Registration

S.O.A.R. is required for all students who are new to CSI and seeking a degree or certificate, 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.

What happens at S.O.A.R.?

  • Speak with and ask questions of college representatives.
  • Learn to use CSI's online tools.
  • Learn your student responsibilities.
  • Learn student success tips.
  • Learn about paying for school.
  • Register for classes.

Your responsibilities prior to registering/attending S.O.A.R.

  1. If applicable, submit your high school or GED transcript.
  2. If applicable, submit official college transcripts.
  3. Submit qualifying placement information. (ACT, SAT, or ALEKS and Write Class)
  4. Contact the Advising Center to make an appointment with an advisor.
  5. Register for S.O.A.R. during your advising appointment or in MyCSI. There is a $25 fee to attend S.O.A.R. You may register a guest to attend with you. There is a $10 fee per parent/guest to cover the cost of their lunch and materials. 
  6. Bring your photo ID.

Dates for Spring 2019 students:

Main Campus (Twin Falls)

All Main Campus sessions run 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 17
  • Friday, December 7
  • Saturday, January 5
  • Friday, January 11

Mini-Cassia Center (Burley)

  • Friday, December 14, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 10, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Blaine County Center (Hailey)

  • TBA

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I bring a parent/guest?

Having a support network can be an important element of your success. You may register a parent/guest. In fact, we have special sessions just for them. Each guest costs an additional $10.

What should I bring?

Come with your photo ID, student ID number and MyCSI username and password. You will have an opportunity to take your student ID card photo, so be prepared.

How do I register to attend?

An advisor can help you register or you can register yourself online at MyCSI.

What if I cannot attend SOAR?

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.

What do I do if I need special accommodations?

You can request special accessibility services through our office at (208) 732-6221.