What is S.O.A.R.?

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What is S.O.A.R.?
S.O.A.R. is a Student Orientation, Assessment, and (priority) Registration program designed specifically for high school seniors who plan to attend Golden West, Orange Coast, or Coastline Community College. Each year during the months of March through June, the Orange Coast College Assessment staff administers English and math placement test sessions on-site at local high schools for graduating seniors who are interested in attending Orange Coast, Golden West, or Coastline Community College.

High school students should contact their counselor to sign up for the S.O.A.R. placement test if it is offered at their school. Students who are interested in participating in S.O.A.R. but do not have a test date scheduled at their high school are welcome to attend the S.O.A.R. make up dates at Orange Coast College.

How to apply for SOAR:

1. Apply at www.orangecoastcollege.edu

2. On the online application, students must indicate their education level as “Earned a U.S. high school diploma”.

3. Students must also indicate that their graduation date is before the start of the fall semester.


High school seniors must see their counselors to sign up for SOAR testing at their high school if it is offered at their school. If SOAR testing is not offered at your high school, please refer to the following link for SOAR make up test dates at OCC:


Please note that ALL make up testing at OCC is by appointment only except for those scheduled on Saturday which are on a first come, first serve basis. Please call the Assessment Center in April for weekday make up test appointments.

Students must attend test dates designated as "SOAR" to participate in the SOAR program.

What advantages does S.O.A.R. offer me?
S.O.A.R. gives you:
Required English and math placement test on your campus
An orientation to the college
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