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SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) is offered each summer for entering college freshman. It gives first-year students an opportunity to become acclimated to life at Southern Union and to register for fall semester classes early.  It is strongly recommended that all freshmen attend a SOAR session. For more information, contact Alecia Lockwood at 256-395-2211, extension 5153 or by email at

Registering for SOAR is easy!

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Prospective Students heading
  3. Select SOAR Registration in the dropdown menu
  4. Register for your desired SOAR session
    *(you must have a student ID number to register)

Students not able to attend SOAR can take advantage of the following new student walk-in registration dates:

Early Registration for new students:
July  28 9:00 - 4:00 – Wadley Campus
July 26 & 27 9:00 - 4:00 – Opelika Campus
July 28 9:00 - 4:00 – Valley Campus

The deadline to pay tuition/fees is July 19 for SOAR students. Students not paying by July 19 will be dropped from their classes.

Be sure to complete the SUSCC application for general admission, submit a notarized copy of your unexpired driver’s license, and have all financial aid applications completed prior to coming for registration.  Tuition is due at the time of class registration. 

New college students must have COMPASS, ACT, and/or SAT scores to register for classes.  If the COMPASS test is required, testing should be completed prior to the start of the SOAR session.  Transfer students must have all official college transcript(s) sent to SUSCC and you should bring a copy (offical or unoffical) to register at the SOAR session.  Transfer students may be required to take all or a portion of the COMPASS test.  Please refer to the Placement Testing page.

Click here to schedule your Compass Placement Test


SOAR Dates:

Valley June 22, 2016 1:00 PM (EST) Valley Campus
Valley June 22, 2016 4:00 PM (EST) Valley Campus
Wadley June 28, 2016 - Athletes/Performing Arts only 9:00 AM Wadley Sports Arena
Wadley June 29, 2016 - All other students welcome 9:00 AM Wadley Sports Arena
Opelika July 12, 2016 9:00 AM Southern Room - BTC
Opelika July 12, 2016 2:00 PM Southern Room - BTC
Opelika July 13, 2016 9:00 AM Southern Room - BTC
Opelika July 13, 2016 2:00 PM Southern Room - BTC
Opelika July 14, 2016 9:00 AM Southern Room - BTC
Opelika July 14, 2016 2:00 PM Southern Room - BTC

Register here for your SOAR session:
You must enter your 6 digit Student ID Number to register for SOAR. You will be given your ID number after your have successfully completed your applcation to the college. Students may not attend or register for SOAR without a completed application to college.

SOAR Online Registration...

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