SOAR (Summer of Academic Refinement) is a five-day college preparation program which prepares and informs students of the educational benefits and expectations at Brigham Young University.
Objectives of SOAR
- Identify participants that are spiritually, academically, socially, and culturally prepared to benefit from and contribute to BYU
- Educate participants about college life at BYU and MSS resources
- Assist students in being competitive applicants to BYU
SOAR provides an introduction to BYU, admissions and college success information, ACT preparation, and Multicultural Student Services. Students will be exposed to BYU campus, its community, resources and opportunities. SOAR students are assigned a BYU student-counselor who serves as their guide through the program. The cost of SOAR is minimal and includes housing, food, activities, and materials. Need-based scholarships are available.
SOAR 2018 Program Dates
The SOAR Participant Application will be available from February 1 to April 1, 2018.
- Session #1: June 25-29
- Session #2: July 9-13
- Session #3: July 16-20
Tentative 2019 Dates:
- Session #1: June 24-28
- Session #2: July 8-12
- Session #3: July 15-19
It is recommended that all SOAR participants have adequate health insurance in case an accident happens during SOAR. Although all precautions are taken to ensure the safety of each SOAR participant, BYU is not liable for any accidents that might occur.
We are committed to providing a learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified for admission to the SOAR program. Prior to registration, applicants with disabilities are invited to discuss the program content and available facilities with the program administrator.
For more information please contact 801-422-3065 or SOAR@byu.edu
Read more about the program in this BYU Daily Universe article - "SOAR Program at BYU Changes Lives"