Choosing the right date
We recommend that you choose to attend the earliest SOAR date possible, as this will give you the most flexibility in creating a class schedule that fits your interests and needs.
How long do I need to stay?
SOAR is designed to set you up for success, so it is important to attend the entire program. Please plan your schedule accordingly to be able to attend for the full program. Depending on the date you select it is either a full-day or two days. For the full-day, plan to be on campus from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For the two-day, plan to arrive at 8 a.m. on day one and leave after noon on day two.
How do I get to Marian University
A campus map and driving directions to Marian University can be found online. SOAR check-in is on the first floor of the Ruth Lily Student Center
What should I wear to SOAR?
Be comfortable; jeans are appropriate. You will spend time walking around campus during SOAR; it is a good idea to wear comfortable shoes. And remember, you will have your Marian University ID photo taken at SOAR—so arrive feeling photogenic!
Do I need to bring money for lunch?
No! Lunch is included as part of the SOAR program.
Where should I stay?
If your family is traveling from a far distance and in need of lodging for SOAR, visit the lodging section for suggestions.
How are my placement testing needs determined?
Math and English placement testing needs are determined by a student’s individual SAT and/or ACT scores. Students will need to take the math placement testing if they score below 500 on the SAT math score or below 19 on the ACT math score. Students will need to take English placement testing if they score below 530 on the SAT reading score or below 19 on the ACT reading score. Students who are not required to complete math placement testing will be placed into a math course based on their major and individual math score on the SAT/ACT. Students who are not required to complete English placement testing will start in ENG 101: English Composition.
Foreign Language placement testing is determined by the language taken in the student’s high school. Students who have taken Spanish, German, or French will be required to complete foreign language placement testing at Marian University. However, if the grades on the high school transcript are low, testing may not be required.
What’s the weather like in Indianapolis?
We recommend that you check the forecast for the day prior to leaving for SOAR. If there is a chance of rain, bring an umbrella—the weather in Indiana can be unpredictable at times. You can check the weather forecast online at www.weather.com; Marian University’s zip code is 46222.