Monday, July 15, 2013

Orientation sessions underway at Reynolds

With a new semester right around the corner, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College begins Student Orientation and Advising and Registration (SOAR) and SOAR Express sessions this week for students who will be starting classes at Reynolds this fall.

While starting college is an exciting time for new students, the transition to post-secondary education can be challenging.  To assist with this transition, students new to Reynolds have the option to attend an orientation session to receive academic advising and to register for fall classes.  Students choose between two types of orientation programs - SOAR or SOAR Express.  While SOAR is a comprehensive, half-day program for new students and their parents or guests, SOAR Express is a 2-hour program for new students that focuses on the nuts and bolts of registering for fall classes.
Prior to attending SOAR & SOAR Express new students must take the placement tests at one of the campus Testing Centers, set up their username and password in SIS, and follow-up with Financial Aid if they have any questions about their financial aid package.
As you can see from these pictures from a SOAR Express orientation session, it may still be summer, but school is definitely in session at Reynolds!
More information about SOAR and SOAR Express can be found online at