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Prepare for your Summer 2022 Courses!

Important Steps to Starting at MassBay as a new student in the Summer:


Step 1

step 1 graphicGet Ready to SOAR!

Admitted into a degree or certificate program

  1. Fulfill the Placement Requirement
  2. Apply for Financial Aid (if applicable) Need Help with your FAFSA application? Text “MassBay” to (857) 309-2942 to our uAspire partners for help over text, zoom, or phone call!
  3. Set-up your MassBay Technology Accounts: Check your email address from our Office of Information Technology (IT). They will have sent you’re your username and instructions for activating your account in OneLogin.

Once you’ve completed steps 1-3, you’re ready to SOAR (Orientation)!

Taking One or Two Courses for College Credit/Transfer


Step 2

step 2 graphicAttend SOAR

Sign-up for an Orientation (SOAR)

The Virtual Summer SOAR Event: Sign-up link (green bar) & dates are below.

  • First-time college students are required to participate in orientation to help ensure their academic success.
  • Transfer and returning students are highly encouraged to participate in orientation to learn about MassBay processes, services and resources.
  • New students pursuing seats in selective Health Science and Automotive programs have special requirements, if you are pursuing any of the following programs, please contact the Office of Admissions at 508-270-4059 or 781-239-2506 regarding orientation requirements for your program: BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Central Processing, Computed Tomography, Emergency Medicine, Nursing/Practical Nursing, Paramedicine, Phlebotomy, Radiological Technology, or Surgical Technology.
  • To register for pre-requisites for Nursing, Practical Nursing, Radiological Technology, or Surgical Technology, please attend Student Advising Registration & Orientation (SOAR).

Virtual SOAR is a 1.5 hour live event on Zoom. During that event, you will:

  • Meet and socialize with fellow NEW MassBay students as well as current MassBay students and staff
  • Learn about MassBay’s technology, including your email, student account, and classroom tools.
  • Learn about the extracurricular and leadership opportunities available to you
  • Receive tips for academic success
  • Be introduced to a wide range of support services and resources
  • Learn how to meet with an Academic Advisor and register for classes

Summer 2022 Orientation Dates available for sign-up:

  • Thursday, May 19 | 12:30 - 2pm | Zoom

Click here to sign-up for a Summer SOAR Date

If you need additional help or cannot make one of the available dates, please email Julie Schleicher, the Coordinator of Orientation at and we will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs.

*For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact an Accessibility Specialist, at 781-239-2234, between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. If you get a voicemail, please leave your name and number slowly and clearly. A specialist will call you back. Please know requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the event.

Complete Launch Point

After Orientation, you can use this resource, Launch Point to learn more about MassBay or refresh what you already know!


Step 3

step 3 graphicChoose Classes with an Advisor

How to Meet with an Advisor

Please join an academic advisor in our virtual advising center to choose classes for the upcoming semester! Advisors are available in a virtual zoom room, where anyone can drop in and get assistance with course selection (as long as they’ve completed the other steps).

You can find hours, the link, and more information about contacting advising at this link: MassBay Advising.


Step 4

step 4 graphicFinish and Prepare

Apply for Scholarships & Make Payment

Set-up Technology & Purchase Textbooks


Questions? Meet with us!

Staff in MassBay’s Virtual Q&A Center are ready to assist you from every week with any of the above steps!