Priority registration for new Foothill students


Beat the crowd this fall by getting ahead on course registration at Foothill College.

The school is offering free Student Orientation, Assessment and Registration (SOAR) workshops for all incoming freshmen. Upon completion of the SOAR program, freshmen will be granted priority fall registration beginning on July 15.

The final SOAR sessions of the year will take place July 8 and 9, from 2 to 8 p.m. To receive the priority fall registration benefit, incoming freshmen must complete all five steps of the SOAR program.

The sessions include a 30-minute orientation with information about educational plans and financial aid, assessment tests in English and math, and meeting with a counselor to create an educational plan.

"We want students to do assessment testing so we can determine their skill and knowledge level, and then be able to place them in the correct courses so they're not under-learning or overwhelmed with the content of the courses," said spokeswoman Lori Thomas.

The final step is to register for the CNSL 5: Introduction to College course, which is designed to introduce new students to Foothill College's academic policies, resources, programs and services. It will also cover systems of higher education in California and help students formulate their educational plan.

For more detailed information, visit the SOAR website at

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