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New RU Students

Welcome New Students!

All new undergraduate students choose their first semester classes at Roosevelt’s registration program called SOAR (Starting Out At Roosevelt).

Step-by-Step Guide to Completing Your Enrollment at Roosevelt

Step 1: Accept Admission & Pay Deposit

Your first step is to accept your admission by paying the $200 admission deposit. The $200 deposit will be applied toward tuition costs for the first semester enrolled. Read more about the admission depositYou must pay your deposit before attending SOAR and registering for classes.

Step 2: Confirm English & Math Placement

If you are required to take the Roosevelt University Assessment (RUA), you must complete the assessment before attending SOAR. Read more about placement and the RUA.

  • Transfer students who bring in appropriate English and math courses for their degree may be exempt from one or both portions of the RUA. To be considered for a waiver from the RUA requirement, please contact the us at
  • New freshmen are encouraged to take the RUA if they would like the opportunity to place into higher level English and math courses, but are required to take the RUA before registering for classes if their ACT or SAT scores are more than two years old.

Step 3: Attend SOAR & Register for Classes

After paying your admission deposit, sign up to attend SOAR: Starting Out at Roosevelt.  You will meet with an academic advisor to schedule your classes, as well as talk with a financial aid counselor and a student accounts representative to ensure your financial arrangements are in place for your first semester.  Register for SOAR.

Congratulations and welcome to Roosevelt University!