Icebreaking session at SOAR event

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

I have to leave early / arrive late to SOAR. Can I still get my schedule at SOAR?

Students should plan to stay at SOAR for the duration of the program. The program is not an open house. If you need to leave early or arrive late to your scheduled SOAR program, you should reschedule for a different date during which you are able to attend the entire program.

I need to reschedule my SOAR date. How do I do that?

You can reschedule SOAR by logging in to myMiami and going back into the checklist to schedule a new date. You could also call to reschedule.

MUH: 513-785-1887

MUM: 513-727-3440

First-Time New Students

Do I have to attend SOAR?

Yes. SOAR is required for all new students in order to schedule classes for the upcoming semester. There are multiple dates to choose from throughout the summer. All new students are charged a $40 non-refundable SOAR fee on their Bursar bill.

I attended a Miami regional campus as a Post-Secondary Enrollment Option/College Credit Plus student. Do I have to attend SOAR?

Yes. SOAR is required for all new students, regardless of previous PSEO/CCP experience. You will have a hold on your account that prevents you from scheduling classes until you attend SOAR. While you may be familiar with some of the information presented at SOAR, you will also have the opportunity to start building relationships with other incoming students and a faculty advisor in your major.

Should I bring my parents with me to SOAR?

No. Because you will be in a small group with other incoming students throughout the program, parents, family members, and friends should not attend.

I am completely unable to attend ANY of the SOAR programs offered on my home campus. What should I do?

Call the Orientation hotline to find out your options.

MUH: 513-785-1887

MUM: 513-727-3440

Transfer Students

Do I have to attend Transfer Orientation?

Yes. Transfer Orientation is completed online in Canvas and is required for all transfer students. You will receive a link to enroll in the online orientation when you register via myMiami. All transfer students are charged a $40 non-refundable fee on their Bursar bill. The online orientation should be completed before scheduling classes, while you are waiting for your transcripts to be evaluated.

I am uncomfortable with an online Transfer Orientation. What should I do?

If you are uncomfortable with an online orientation, you are able to attend a regular SOAR program instead. Call the Orientation Hotline (MUH: 513-785-1887, MUM: 513-727-3440) to register for a regular SOAR date. You will still be charged a $40 non-refundable fee on your Bursar bill.

How do transfer students schedule classes?

Once you've completed the online orientation, you'll be directed to complete a form to alert Academic Advising. Once they've received this form and your transcripts have been evaluated, you'll be contacted to schedule an advising appointment.

NEW College Credit Plus Students

Do I have to attend CCP SOAR?

Yes. CCP SOAR is required for all new CCP students in order to schedule classes for the upcoming semester..

Can I bring my parents to CCP SOAR?

Yes, parents are welcome to attend CCP SOAR. Please limit your number of guests to two.

I am unable to attend CCP SOAR. What should I do?

MUH: Contact the Office of Academic Advising 513-785-3129 to find out about an alternative program held the week following CCP SOAR.

MUM: Contact the Office of Academic Advising 513-727-3440 to find out your options.