FAQ For Starting Out at Roosevelt
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to SOAR.
If you have other questions please contact SOAR@roosevelt.edu for assistance.
SOAR stands for Starting Out at Roosevelt and is a required 2.5 hour program for incoming undergraduates, who are not attending the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA). SOAR programs are held during the months preceding the Fall or Spring semesters. The purpose of SOAR is to help incoming students complete the business components related to financial aid, student accounts and advising in order to have a successful, stress-free beginning at Roosevelt University. All students will have the opportunity to register for classes during SOAR. It is your one-stop-shop to prepare you for Orientation.
SOAR is required for all new undergraduates unless you will be attending the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA). SOAR is not required for parents and guardians, but they are strongly encouraged to attend.
You must register using the SOAR Registration Page after you submit your $200 admission deposit. We do not take phone or fax reservations. Please note that only a limited number of students can be accommodated each day to ensure appropriately small advisement groups. Register early to ensure you get your desired date and time.
SOAR sessions will be available at both the Chicago and Schaumburg campuses. Chicago sessions will take place in the Wabash Building at the Chicago Campus and the Schaumburg sessions will take place at the Schaumburg Campus. See Wabash Maps and Directions or Schaumburg Maps and Directions.
Campus tours will be available on the Chicago Campus Monday - Friday at 10:00am & 3:00pm. Tours are available on the Schaumburg Campus Monday - Friday at 3:00pm. Schedule your campus tour here.
Maybe. The Roosevelt University Assessment (RUA) is necessary for students who have not taken either the ACT or SAT within the past two years or who do not have the appropriate English or math transfer credit. If you are required to take the Roosevelt University Assessment (RUA), you must complete the RUA before attending SOAR and registering for classes. Read more about placement and the RUA.
We recognize and appreciate how valuable the entire family is to the student's academic success however the SOAR program is designed for students and their parents or guardians. Families needing special assistance are also welcome to bring their primary support provider.
No, CCPA students do not attend SOAR and should not register for SOAR. CCPA students will attend a kick-off week in August and receive information directly from the college regarding next steps for class registration.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in the SOAR program, please email SOAR@roosevelt.edu at least 72 hours prior to your reserved SOAR date.
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Chicago Sessions: Click here for discounted parking options for Chicago Campus sessions. All patrons of these lots must have their parking ticket validated at the security desk in the lobby entrance of the Wabash Building in order to receive the discount.
Schaumburg Sessions: Parking is free for the Schaumburg Campus.
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