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International SOAR

Statesboro Campus

SOAR Session Date for International Students | Spring 2021

  • International SOAR: Virtual + Face-to-Face Sessions on January 8, 2021

Arrival

Residence halls for international students will open on Wednesday, January 6th.  Depending on when you arrive, you may need to spend the night at an airport hotel. A list of Savannah/Hilton Head Airport hotels can be found here. There is limited transportation between the airport and campus.  We recommend an Uber, Lyft or taxi for approximately $60 – $100 to the Statesboro campus and $30 – $50 for the Armstrong campus.


Reservation Process & Fees

SOAR registration is required to be connected with an academic advisor for course registration.

How to Register

To register for SOAR, log into your Admission Status Check Page, click on the “Orientation” tab at the top of the page, and follow the link to our reservation website. You will then select your SOAR session – you should only see one – and pay the associated $35 fee. 

What to Expect

  • Register for SOAR through your Admissions Status Check Page on the Orientation tab. Spring 2021 sessions will be open for registration on October 20. Summer and Fall 2021 sessions will be available on February 1. Registration is required in order to be contacted by your academic advisor.
  • Complete your online pre-orientation by clicking on “New Student Online Orientation” in the Services section of your My.GeorgiaSouthern portal. All modules must be completed prior to attending SOAR. You do not have to complete it all at once – you can pause your progress, and your information will be saved, allowing you to return at any time.
  • Attend SOAR on the date/time for which you registered. As an incoming international student, it is important to get connected with campus resources, meet the International Student Admissions and Programs (ISAP) team and get involved. On Friday, January 8, you will attend in-person sessions with other international students.  Additional information will be emailed to you about this day.

Tips & Reminders

  • The $35 SOAR fee covers costs associated with online programming, staffing, food, and your SOAR t-shirt.
  • If you previously registered for International SOAR and paid a higher fee, our staff will refund the difference to the credit card of the original payment. Please give us a few weeks to work through that process.
  • Family members and supporters are welcomed to review most virtual SOAR content.

Changing your Major

If you need to change your major, you can do so by completing the Change of Major Form.


Accessing your SOAR Confirmation Letter

  • After reserving your SOAR session, return to the Admissions Status Check page.
  • Enter your last name, date of birth and last 4 digits of your Eagle ID number. Click the “Check Status” button.
  • In the Orientation Information tab, click on the “Review/Edit My Reservation” link. Print your confirmation letter.

Information about the SOAR Cancellation/Refund Policy can be found here.

Armstrong Campus

SOAR Session Date for International Students | Spring 2021

  • International SOAR: Virtual + Face-to-Face Sessions on January 8, 2021

Arrival

Residence halls for international students will open on Wednesday, January 6th.  Depending on when you arrive, you may need to spend the night at an airport hotel. A list of Savannah/Hilton Head Airport hotels can be found here. There is limited transportation between the airport and campus.  We recommend an Uber, Lyft or taxi for approximately $60 – $100 to the Statesboro campus and $30 – $50 for the Armstrong campus.


Reservation Process & Fees

SOAR registration is required to be connected with an academic advisor for course registration.

How to Register

To register for SOAR, log into your Admission Status Check Page, click on the “Orientation” tab at the top of the page, and follow the link to our reservation website. You will then select your SOAR session – you should only see one – and pay the associated $35 fee. 

What to Expect

  • Register for SOAR through your Admissions Status Check Page on the Orientation tab. Spring 2021 sessions will be open for registration on October 20. Summer and Fall 2021 sessions will be available on February 1. Registration is required in order to be contacted by your academic advisor.
  • Complete your online pre-orientation by clicking on “New Student Online Orientation” in the Services section of your My.GeorgiaSouthern portal. All modules must be completed prior to attending SOAR. You do not have to complete it all at once – you can pause your progress, and your information will be saved, allowing you to return at any time.
  • Attend SOAR on the date/time for which you registered. As an incoming international student, it is important to get connected with campus resources, meet the International Student Admissions and Programs (ISAP) team and get involved. On Friday, January 8, you will attend in-person sessions with other international students.  Additional information will be emailed to you about this day.

Tips & Reminders

  • The $35 SOAR fee covers costs associated with online programming, staffing, food, and your SOAR t-shirt.
  • If you previously registered for International SOAR and paid a higher fee, our staff will refund the difference to the credit card of the original payment. Please give us a few weeks to work through that process.
  • Family members and supporters are welcomed to review most virtual SOAR content.

Changing your Major

If you need to change your major, you can do so by completing the Change of Major Form.


Accessing your SOAR Confirmation Letter

  • After reserving your SOAR session, return to the Admissions Status Check page.
  • Enter your last name, date of birth and last 4 digits of your Eagle ID number. Click the “Check Status” button.
  • In the Orientation Information tab, click on the “Review/Edit My Reservation” link. Print your confirmation letter.

Last updated: 1/27/2021