Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Frequently Asked Questions
Are my parents allowed to come to SOAR?
Parents who have graduating high school seniors are welcome to attend SOAR.
What is the enrollment deposit and why do I need to pay it?
The enrollment deposit reserves your spot at Mercy College so we can begin planning for your arrival. The enrollment deposit form should be completed and returned along with $125 when you receive your acceptance letter.
Do I start Financial Aid before SOAR?
Students should start the financial aid process as soon as taxes are completed. The FASFA should be completed at least two weeks before coming to SOAR. This will allow the financial aid office to assist you with final steps of the process.
What are we going to do at SOAR?
At SOAR, you can mingle with current students, faculty, and staff. You will be introduced to financial aid, registration, housing, Mercy College policy and procedures and get answers to your questions. You will also register for your classes at SOAR.
Do transfer students need to attend SOAR?
Yes – all students must complete SOAR before beginning classes at Mercy College.
Does the Accuplacer Assessment and academic advising need to be completed before SOAR?
Accuplacer testing and academic advising must be completed at least 48 hours before SOAR. Your initial acceptance letter will describe the Accuplacer testing procedure only if it is required of you. You will not be able to register for classes if Accuplacer testing is required and you fail to do so prior to SOAR.
Accuplacer Assessment Information
Advising Information is available on the SOAR Information page.
When do I get my college schedule?
Students will leave SOAR with a semester schedule and will be ready to start classes.
Who will help me with my college schedule?
You will have a very brief meeting with your Academic Advisor to determine your schedule for the upcoming semester. If you have specific questions or have commitments outside of classes (job, family, etc.) you are encouraged to contact your Advisor prior to SOAR. If you are unsure of the name of your Advisor, contact the Office of Admissions at 419-251-1313.