Each year 20 new SOAR students are admitted to the university.  To be considered for admission applicants must:

  • Meet basic requirements of a high school diploma, minimum 460 GED score, or 2.5 transferrable college credit GPA
  • Fill out the SOAR application form and UM-Dearborn Application form.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from their referring agency/organization
  • Send official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities (High School transcripts or GED scores may be required)
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Have no student loans in default
  • Attend an official intake interview
  • Be pursuing a first bachelorís degree
  • Understand that completing the application process does not guarantee admission

SOAR Student Requirements

Before classes begin, newly admitted SOAR students must:

  • Take the English placement exam prior to registering for classes
  • Meet one-on-one with an assigned advisor prior to registering for classes
  • Attend a specialized SOAR orientation
  • Know they are limited to seven credits per semester their first full academic year