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Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR)

 

Congratulations!

We are excited that you have selected
MassBay Community College!


 

For all students, the first step in the registration process is to complete Placement Testing. If you have not yet taken your Placement Test or have questions about this process, please click here for Placement Testing Information & Sign-up. Students who have completed college level Math and/or English courses may be eligible to waive Placement testing. You can also call 781-239-2620 for more information.

After completing your Placement Test, you will select the Orientation/Registration process that works best for you:

 


Need more information or have questions?
Please contact the SOAR Office at soar@massbay.edu or 781-239-2721


Why should I attend an Orientation?
Orientation will provide you with the tools you need to succeed at MassBay.  No matter what your goal is at MassBay, we strongly recommend that all new students attend an Orientation as part of the enrollment process. When you attend an Orientation, you are taking an important step in your academic journey.  Starting off on the right track is the best way to ensure success as a MassBay student.

 


To sign up for an Orientation option that is right for you, please review the following MassBay Orientation options:

 


OPTION 1: On Campus Orientation

Strongly recommended for first time college students and/or students who are planning to pursue an Associate Degree or Certificate Program at MassBay.

At the On Campus Orientation  you will:

  • Explore your academic, career, and transfer goals with MassBay Academic Advisors and faculty
  • Meet and socialize with fellow NEW MassBay students as well as current MassBay students, faculty, and staff
  • Plan your first semester schedule, register for courses, and get your MassBay student ID
  • Learn hands-on about MassBay’s technology, including your email, student account, and classroom tools.  You will obtain your username and password and activate all of your online MassBay accounts.
  • Learn about the extracurricular and leadership opportunities available to you
  • Be introduced to a wide range of support services and resources

The On Campus Orientation takes about 4 hours and is offered on weekdays, evenings, and occasional weekends throughout the year.

 

July 2015

Wednesday, July 8th 10am-2pm Wellesley Hills Campus
Monday, July 13th 10am-2pm Wellesley Hills Campus
Thursday, July 30th 5pm-9pm Framingham Campus

 

August 2015

Thursday, Aug 6th 5pm-9pm Wellesley Hills Campus
Tuesday, Aug. 11th 10am-2pm Wellesley Hills Campus

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP FOR ONE OF THE ABOVE ON CAMPUS ORIENTATION DATES



OPTION 2: On Campus Express Orientation

This is an abbreviated version of Option 1  

 

At the On Campus Express Orientation you will:

 

  • Plan your first semester schedule and register for courses
  • Learn hands-on about MassBay’s technology, including your email, student account, and classroom tools.  You will obtain your username and password and activate all of your online MassBay accounts.
  • Be introduced to a wide range of support services and resources

The On Campus Express Orientationtakes about 2 hours and is offered on weekdays, evenings, and occasional weekends throughout the year. We have scheduled many of the express orientations to directly follow a Placement Test: giving you a one day option to complete BOTH your placement test and orientation.

Below are the Fall 2015 On Campus Express Orientation dates:

Thursday, July 16th 3-5pm Framingham Campus
Tuesday, July 21st 5-7pm Wellesley Hills Campus

OPTION 3: Online Orientation

This option may work well for you if you fit into one of the categories listed below or if you have already attended an on campus orientation and simply want to review the information. You should also be very comfortable using a computer and someone who learns well in an online environment. This option is designed primarily for students: 
 

  • Have prior college experience and are familiar with college life and navigating college resources
  • Taking online only courses or non-credits courses
  • Completing prerequisite courses for credit at another institution
  • Unable to attend an in-person, on campus SOAR

Please keep in mind that you may still need to visit campus to meet with an Academic Advisor and register for your courses.

 

At the Online Orientation you will:

  • Become familiar with MassBay’s technology, including your email, student account, and classroom tools
  • Learn about the extracurricular and leadership opportunities available to you
  • Be introduced to a wide range of support services and resources

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE ORIENTATION NOW




View our SOAR Video: Academic Advice from Students for Students



Related Resources:


Orientation Survey:

Please complete our orientation survey after you have attended a SOAR session by clicking here.