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Attention New Students!! Please register for a SOAR session today!

Miles Community College is excited that you will begin your educational career with us! 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 summer.

All new students are required to attend an Orientation 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. By completing a SOAR session this summer, students and their families can be assured that all required college business is taken care of prior to arriving on campus for fall classes, making the transition to college life much less stressful!

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!

You may choose to attend any of the seven summer SOAR sessions listed here; with the exception of August 18th, each session will be capped at 25 students to ensure that you receive the personalized attention that we pride ourselves on at MCC.

Sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until approximately 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. To view the SOAR calendar and register for SOAR, select the link below.

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 or call 406.874.6101 or 1.800.541.9281, x6101, to register for SOAR. If you will be a distance-only student taking only online or ITV classes, please contact the Admissions Office 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 406.874.6101 or email

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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