Transfer Summer SOAR 2013
Student Program Information
On behalf of the University community, we would like to congratulate you on your admission to UNC Charlotte! We are sure you are excited about beginning your career as a 49er. In order to make your time here the most rewarding, you should take advantage of the SOAR Program. This program assists you with your transition to UNC Charlotte and allows you to meet with your academic advisor and register for your fall semester classes. You will also learn important information about the university and all of the services in place to promote your success. We thank you for your interest in attending SOAR. Feel free to review more information about the SOAR program in our invitation brochure.
Students enrolling for Summer Session I at UNC Charlotte must contact their academic department for advising and registration information. Students enrolling for Summer Session II should attend SOAR prior to beginning summer classes at UNC Charlotte.
Please note that in order to assist with the advising process, it is highly recommended that you bring a copy of your college transcripts. Your transcript evaluation report is available on the Admissions Office website: admissions.uncc.edu. If you do not have access to a computer with internet capabilities contact the SOAR Office at (704)-687-2375.
In order to register for fall semester classes, it is mandatory that all students attend all programs within a SOAR session. Failure to attend and participate may result in a student’s dismissal from the program.
SOAR Outdoor is an optional outdoor, adventure-based experience offered in conjunction with Venture, UNC-Charlotte's professionally managed outdoor program. Following SOAR, join a small group of other incoming students and upperclassmen leaders for five days of backpacking and ropes course experiences in the Pisgah National Forest located in the western North Carolina mountains. SOAR Outdoor dates are Friday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
While participation will be most convenient for students attending Transfer SOAR 2, you are able to sign up for SOAR Outdoor as long as your SOAR session happens before SOAR Outdoor (i.e. Transfers attending sessions 1-2 are eligible). Please note SOAR Outdoor will not provide transportation to and from campus.
To learn more about SOAR Outdoor, please visit their website.
- SOAR Dates
- SOAR Cost
- Specific Academic Information
- Academic Advising
- Arriving at SOAR
- SOAR Parking
- Virtual Orientation
- What to Bring
- Hotel Information
- Reasonable Accommodations
- Frequently Asked Questions
2013 Summer Transfer SOAR Dates
- Transfer Session 1: Monday, June 3, 2013
- Transfer Session 2: Friday, June 21, 2013
- Transfer Session 3: Friday, June 28, 2013
- Transfer Session 4: Monday, July 1, 2013
- Transfer Session 5: Friday, July 12, 2013
- Transfer Session 6: Thursday, August 1, 2013
- Transfer Session 7: Friday, August 2, 2013
Students may attend orientation sessions at which their major is available for academic advising. The SOAR registration system allows students to only register for orientation sessions at which their academic major is advising.
Transfer student = $75
Includes: continental breakfast, lunch, all program materials, and all other expenses associated with the program.
Transfer parent/family member = $38 each
Includes: continental breakfast, lunch, all program materials, and all other expenses associated with the program.
ALL parents/family members attending the SOAR program, regardless of age, must pay the $38 fee
Overnight accommodations = additional $25 each
Includes: overnight accommodations only
This option is only for those students and parent/family members arriving the day before their scheduled SOAR session.
ALL students, parents, or family members staying overnight on campus, regardless of age, must pay the additional $25 per person fee.
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR RESERVATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Refunds require a written notification submitted five (5) business days prior to the student's confirmed SOAR date.
- Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you complete the SOAR registration process and receive confirmation of your assigned SOAR session.
- Not all academic departments advise every session.
- Students are only able to register for SOAR sessions at which academic advising is available for their major.
- Should students need to change their major prior to registering for SOAR, contact the office of Admissions at (704) 687-2213 or at email@example.com; the process may take several business days to complete.
Placement Testing at SOAR
To facilitate the academic advising process and to ensure you are placed at the appropriate level in certain courses, placement examinations are given at all Summer Transfer SOAR sessions except for the Monday July 1st session. Students attending the July 1st session who need to take Math or Foreign Language Placement Exams should arrange to take those exams outside of the SOAR program. If you need testing accommodations because of a documented disability, call Disability Services at (704) 687-4355 before you attend SOAR.
Mathematics Proficiency Examination
All Transfer students who have not completed the equivalent of College Algebra (Math 1100), Pre-Calculus (Math 1103) or Calculus (Math 1120 or 1241) are required to complete the math placement exam at SOAR. Students whose major falls under the College of Business and those majoring in Biology and Engineering Technology are also required to take the exam, regardless of previous coursework. Doing so helps determine the appropriate level of math courses for which a student may register.
The exam covers the topics in a standard high school Algebra II course. The math proficiency exam does not contain any material on trigonometry. Students are not allowed to use calculators for the exam. Test scores are given to students during the SOAR program and are used for academic advising and course registration. It is highly recommended that you take the practice math proficiency exam found online at http://math.uncc.edu/undergraduate-programs/math-placement-test-faqs. You can learn more information about the math proficiency exam by contacting the Mathematics Department at (704) 687-2580.
Foreign Language Proficiency Examination
Students whose majors lie within the Colleges of Arts and Architecture and Liberal Arts and Sciences in addition to those majoring in Nursing, Social Work and International Business must demonstrate a competency in either foreign language or American Sign Language. You can access information regarding taking the placement exam at: https://languages.uncc.edu/undergraduate-programs/requirements-and-policies/language-placement-test. Additional questions about foreign language requirements and exemptions for CLEP, AP, and prior course work is available at the website above or may be directed to the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at (704) 687-8754. The foreign language exam costs $10, and payment can only be received with a credit card through their office.
At Summer SOAR, students have the opportunity to meet with a representative from their academic college. Advisors and faculty members will be available to present specific information related to the student’s college and major. Should students need to change their major prior to registering for SOAR, contact the office of Admissions at (704) 687-2213 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; the process may take several business days to complete.
Check-In is from 7:30am - 8:00am of your Summer SOAR session and takes place at the Student Union, room 200.
Parking for Summer SOAR is near Wallis Residence Hall in lot 25. There will be yellow signs directing you to the parking and check in areas. Individuals parking in the Visitor’s Deck are personally responsible for any parking fees. Click here for campus maps.
Virtual Orientation is available. Individuals selecting this option must complete a half-day Academic Orientation on Monday, July 1. Additional information is available during the SOAR registration process.
*Please note the following for Virtual Orientation:
- You must complete the FULL virtual orientation and submit payment before you can attend orientation on July 1st.
- No meals are provided
- The Math Proficiency Exam will not be offered during Virtual orientaiton. You will need to make accomidations with to take the exam through the Math Department at math.uncc.edu
- There is no formal parent/guest program; however, should you choose to bring a family member or guest they are required to pay a family member/guest fee of $15 each.
- Parking is near Wallis Residence Hall in Lot 25. Simply follow the yellow signs directing you to the SOAR parking lot.
- Pen, pencil, notebook
- Photo ID
- Copies of unofficial transcripts
- Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
- Book bag
- Immunization records
- UNC Charlotte Student ID Number (You should memorize this number)
Required Immunization Forms
In the event you have yet to send your required immunization records, please bring them to SOAR Check-in. A Student Health Center representative will be available to review your records. For additional information on immunizations contact Student Health Center at (704) 687-7424 or via the web at www.studenthealth.uncc.edu
The Charlotte Courtyard University and SpringHill Suites University by Marriott Hotels and UNC Charlotte Dean of Student Office have partnered together to provide your family with a special $104 weekday and $84 weekend SOAR preferred rate with hotel options that are only minutes away from the UNC Charlotte campus.
Students with documented disabilities such as vision, hearing or mobility impairments, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or learning disabilities that may require test accommodations should to contact the Office of Disability Services at least one month in advance of attending SOAR by calling (704) 687-4355 V/TDD. Students must provide disability documentation to the university in order to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations. Test accommodations such as low distraction environment, extended test time, computer assistance, or enlarged print must be requested one week in advance and must be appropriate for the documented disability. Students who need sign language interpreters or materials in Braille should contact the Office of Disability Services at least one month in advance of attending SOAR. For more information check the Disability Services website at www.ds.uncc.edu or contact the Office of Disability Services.
When do I check-in for SOAR?
SOAR begins with check-in from 7:30 a.m. - 8: a.m. at the Student Union, room 200.
Where do I park once I arrive at SOAR?
Parking for Summer SOAR is near the Wallis Residence Hall, in lot 25, and there will be yellow signs directing you where to park. Individuals parking in the Visitor’s Deck are personally responsible for any parking fees. Click here for campus maps.
When is SOAR over?
Please plan to stay until 5:00 p.m.
What is the math proficiency exam and do I have to take it?
All Transfer students who have not completed the equivalent of College Algebra (Math 1100), Pre-Calculus (Math 1103), or Calculus (Math 1120 or 1241) are required to complete the math proficiency exam at SOAR. Students whose major falls under the College of Business and those who are majoring in Engineering Technology or Biology are required to take this exam, regardless of previous course work. It is highly recommended that you take the practice exam found online at www.math.uncc.edu. You can learn more information about the math proficiency exam by contacting the Mathematics Department at (704) 687-2580 or visiting their website at: www.math.uncc.edu.
Do I need to take the foreign language placement exam?
Students whose majors lie within the Colleges of Arts and Architecture and Liberal Arts and Sciences in addition to those majoring in Nursing, Social Work and International Business must demonstrate a competency in either foreign language or American Sign Language. You can access information regarding taking the placement exam at: http://languages.uncc.edu/undergrad-programs/requirements-and-policies.html.
Additional questions about foreign language requirements and exemptions for CLEP, AP, and prior course work is available at the website above or may be directed to the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at (704) 687-8754.
My major is listed as University College. Why does the registration system say that I am getting a Bachelor of Arts degree?
A Bachelor of Arts degree does not mean that you are actually an Art major. In fact, many academic majors are considered Bachelor of Arts degrees, while others may be considered Bachelor of Science degrees. If you need assistance differentiating the two, please contact your academic major.
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