SOAR, or 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 ACT preparation, admissions and college success information, and an introduction to Multicultural Student Services. In addition to college and academic preparation, students are exposed to BYU campus, its community, and opportunities. SOAR students are assigned a BYU student-counselor who serves as their mentor through the program. The cost for SOAR, which includes housing, food, activities, and materials, is minimal, and need-based scholarships are available.
SOAR 2016 Program Dates
SOAR Participant Application Available Feb 1 to Apr 30, 2016.
Session #1: June 20 -25
Session #2: June 27-July 2
Session #3: July 11-16
It is recommended that all SOAR participants have adequate insurance should an accident happen 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. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special accommodations for the ACT test.
For more information please contact: phone:801-422-3065 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about the program here:
Aug 29th, 2014 BYU The Digital Universe Article "SOAR Program at BYU Changes LIves"