Sign-Up for SOAR

Please follow the steps below to sign up for SOAR. If you have issues completing your SOAR reservation, call New Student Orientation (419-372-0353) for assistance.

When admitted, you received a Certificate of Admission from the Office of Admissions with information about establishing your BGSU account, including your BGSU ID Number.  If you have not already done so, you must set-up and activate your BGSU account before conducting any other business related to your enrollment at BGSU.

Go to and follow the prompts to activate your BGSU account.

By visiting, you can log into your email account.  Make sure to start regularly checking your email account. BGSU faculty and staff will use this email address to communicate important information to you.

Register for SOAR online now through MyBGSU

Follow the prompts related to Student and Family Member/Guest reservations and make necessary payment. Payment is required to confirm your reservation and secure your selected date. After completing your SOAR reservation, you will be emailed an E-Confirmation Packet to your BGSU email; be sure to check it out for additional details about the program.

Complete your online Writing Placement Test by May 1st or at least two weeks in advance of attending SOAR. Find out more information about Placement Tests here.

Prior to your on-campus visit for SOAR, visit our Next Steps page. The site includes important information and a checklist of things to do and read before and after attending SOAR.

You can find important details such as arrival times, a list of local overnight accommodations, and directions to campus by clicking on the links to the left.