What to Expect

Register for a SOAR session to complete the final steps to start Lake Superior College. During your SOAR session you’ll receive an on-campus orientation, take the Accuplacer placement test (if required) and meet with an advisor to register for classes. Expect to spend four hours or more on campus (your time will be shorter if you aren’t required to take the placement test). The earlier you participate in a SOAR session, the better selection of classes you’ll have. Check in the day of your SOAR session at the S building in Student Services.

Student Orientation, Accuplacer & Registration (SOAR)
  • Orientation

    Receive information about key policies and resources you’ll need to succeed as a student at LSC.

  • Accuplacer placement test

    You’ll be required to take the placement test unless:

    • You’ve taken the test through LSC or another institution within the past two years.
    • You have ACT scores of 21 or higher in reading, and/or 22 or higher in math
    • Or you’ve completed appropriate college level writing or math courses.

    If you need accommodations, please contact Disability Services at 218-733-7650 or MRS/TTY 800-627-3529.

  • Advising session

    You’ll sit down with an advisor to:

    • Review your first semester course plan
    • Review your degree requirements
    • Help you understand your placement test results

  • Registration for courses

    • You’ll learn how to register for classes using our online registration portal (e-services).
    • When you leave you’ll have registered for courses for the upcoming semester.

  • Sign up to SOAR

    Once you’ve become a student at LSC you should sign up for a SOAR session to get enrolled in classes.

    An online SOAR option is available for experienced transfer or returning students who are exempt from the Accuplacer and for those students planning on taking online courses exclusively.