Prospective students interested in applying to SOAR must:

  • Meet the academic requirements for admission to both the university and program
  • Be eligible for financial aid and have no student loans in default
  • Provide official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • Attend an official intake interview
  • Provide a letter of recommendation
  • Complete the university application form and SOAR application form
  • Submit a one-page statement of their academic and career goals
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Be pursuing a first bachelorís degree
  • Understand that completing the process does not guarantee admission into SOAR


Before classes begin, newly admitted SOAR students must:

  • Take the required placement exams
  • Meet with an academic advisor and/or attend an orientation
  • Know that they are limited to seven credits per semester in their first full academic year