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Student Orientation Assessment & Registration


What is SOAR

SOAR is a program at Foothill College that will give early registration to incoming freshman students who complete an orientation and assessment tests (math and English) prior to Fall 2015. Whether you are a high school senior getting ready to start college classes next Summer or Fall, or a post-High School student looking to begin working on your educational goal sign up for a SOAR workshop to get you started.

SOAR Spring Workshops
You should attend SOAR if: You do NOT have to attend SOAR if:
Find out about our student support services, academic programs, transfer opportunities and career options, as well as how to apply for financial aid and register for classes.

Take math and English placement tests to determine your skill and knowledge levels for accurate placement in courses. If you have already taken Foothill's placement tests at your high school you will not need to take the tests again.
Please note: There are no time limits on the tests. If you are a student with a disability and need accommodations for placements tests, please email Julie Brown at prior to April 15 so that we may make arrangements for you.

When you are done with your placement testing, college staff will help you register for CNSL 5: Introduction to College. You will also make a counseling appointment to discuss your individual academic goals and begin creating your Educational Plan.

The Educational Plan
The Educational Plan (Ed Plan) sets up the courses you need to take to complete your educational goal - an Associate Degree or Workforce Certificate or transfer to a 4-year university.

Steps to prepare for your SOAR Workshop
Apply to Foothill College. Go to CCC Apply and submit an online application. When you complete your online application, you will receive a welcome letter sent to your email, usually within 24 hours, that includes your Foothill College Student ID number, also known as your CWID. This will be your personal identifier and will be used for your placement tests, counseling appointments and registration. If for any reason you do not receive an email with your CWID, please contact Admissions & Records at (650) 949-7325.

Get ready for your Assessment Tests. We highly recommend that you take a practice math placement test and review English resources to be better prepared.

Bring your ID. Please bring a photo ID and your CWID number to your SOAR Workshop. You will need both for testing at the Assessment Center.

Register for the Workshop!
You need attend only one workshop.


Half-Day Workshops:    
Saturday, April 18 8:00 am – 12 noon Register Now!
Saturday, April 18 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Register Now!
Saturday, May 2 8:00 am – 12 noon Register Now!
Saturday, May 2 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Register Now!
Evening Workshops:    
Tuesday, January 27 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Register Now!
Wednesday, February 4 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Register Now!
Tuesday, March 17 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Register Now!
Monday, March 23 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Register Now!
Wednesday, May 6 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Register Now!
Tuesday, May 12 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Register Now!

After you complete the online registration form for your SOAR Workshop, you will receive an email confirmation detailing where to park on campus, a schedule for the SOAR, the room number for orientation, and a campus map.

For additional information or assistance please contact the Foothill College Outreach team at
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