Miles Community College is excited that you will begin your educational career with us! And, as the new year and Spring Semester rapidly approaches, we hope you are equally excited about this new chapter in your life. In preparation to make your transition to college as smooth as possible, we invite you to attend one of our Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) sessions this winter.
All new students, including transfer students and students returning after an absence of more than two years, are required to attend a Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration session before they register for their first semester courses at Miles Community College. SOAR sessions will allow students to become acquainted with the programs and support services available at MCC and will introduce them to their responsibilities as an MCC student. Students will also take placement tests, meet with an advisor, and register for spring semester classes.
Parents and guests are also encouraged to attend SOAR with you, as there is programming specifically for them. They will meet college officials, learn about campus services, and understand more about the Miles Community College community. Just be sure to tell us how many guests you’ll be bringing when you complete your SOAR registration online.
At SOAR, students will be able to:
- Obtain student ID cards
- Learn to use MCC’s eCourse and Banner systems, which provide online access to registration, schedules, grades, bills, and other services
- Learn about student organizations and activities
- Gain an understanding of degree and graduation requirements at MCC
- Complete placement testing and register for classes
Students and their guests will be able to:
- Learn about the many resources and support services available to MCC students
- Learn about financial aid, billing, and debt management
- Enjoy lunch on us in the MCC Café
...and much, much more!
We are offering two SOAR Sessions for the spring semester, which are listed here. Sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until approximately 4:00 p.m. Students exempt from COMPASS placement testing will be dismissed earlier. Lunch will be served.
You are also welcome to complete placement testing prior to attending SOAR. Please contact the Center for Academic Success at 406.874.6152 to arrange testing. Students who complete placement testing early must still attend a SOAR session before they will be allowed to register for classes.
Click here to sign up for SOAR
Again, SOAR is required for all new students, including transfer students and students returning after an absence of more than five years. You may use the online form above to register and to reserve your spot! You may also email NiedgeE@milescc.edu or call 406.874.6211 or 1.800.541.9281, x6211, to register for SOAR. If you will be a distance-only student taking only online or ITV classes, please contact Erin as soon as possible to make alternate SOAR and placement testing arrangements.
As always, please feel free to call or email with any
questions or concerns you may have. Call 406.874.6211 to
speak with Erin, or email:
We look forward to seeing you soon!