Student Orientation and Registration - SOAR


The Early Decision Program has changed to the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Program.


What is SOAR?

SOAR stands for Student Orientation and Registration. The goal of SOAR is to provide registration assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend Chabot College after graduation. 

High school seniors who complete the SOAR steps below will be invited on Saturday, April 25, 2020 for registration assistance to enroll in Summer and/or Fall 2020 classes before they graduate from high school.

Contact Us

Katrin Field
Phone 510.723.6722

Dr. Terri Anderson
Phone 510.723.6680

Who can participate in SOAR?

High school seniors who plan to graduate by June 2020 from the following schools:

  • Arroyo HS
  • Brenkwitz Alternative HS
  • California Crosspoint Academy
  • Castro Valley Adult and Career Education
  • Castro Valley HS
  • Conley-Caraballo HS
  • Decoto School for Independent Study
  • East Bay Arts
  • Eden Area ROP
  • Hayward Center for Education & Careers
  • Hayward HS
  • Hayward Unified Independent Studies Program
  • Impact Academy
  • James Logan HS
  • James Logan Independent Study and Home School Program
  • KIPP King
  • Leadership Public School
  • Lincoln HS
  • Moreau Catholic HS
  • Mt. Eden HS
  • Redwood Christian School
  • Redwood Alternative HS
  • Royal Sunset HS
  • San Leandro HS
  • San Lorenzo HS
  • Tennyson HS

High School seniors from non-participating/out-of-area high schools, please follow Chabot's New Student Process.

What are the SOAR steps?

A Chabot College representative will come to your school in February 2020 to provide an overview of SOAR and information about Chabot College.

All students will:

  1. Apply online to Chabot College starting October 1, 2019 through March 28, 2020. Be sure to apply for Fall 2020 or Summer 2020, if you plan to start classes in summer, and answer the SOAR participation question in the supplemental portion of the application. For step by step application assistance click here.
    You will receive an email with your student ID number (W#).
  2. Apply for Financial Aid Priority Deadline: March 2, 2020

  3. Complete online orientation by March 31, 2020

  4. Choose one of the two pathways below to get a placement into a math and English course. (This counts as assessment). Complete by April 4, 2020: 

    Pathway A

    Math and English Self-Placements at home 

    Pathway B

    Math and English Self-Placements and First Semester Planning Session at Chabot College 

    Sign on to your Chabot Student Account in ClassWeb using your Chabot ID number (W#) and PIN (6 digit birth date)

    Complete the:

    1. Chabot English Informed Course Selection
    2. Chabot Math Guided Self-Placement

    Schedule an appointment to attend a First Semester Planning session with a Chabot counselor which includes the: 

    1. Chabot English Informed Course Selection
    2. Chabot Math Guided Self-Placement

    Call the Chabot Assessment Center on or after March 30, 2020

    • 510-723-6722 on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9-11am & 2-5pm and Wednesdays from 9-11am
    • If you reach our answering machine, please hang up and call again.
    • Bring a photo ID to the appointment (school ID is ok)
  5. Complete the Title IX - Sexual Assault & Violence prevention Training   

  6. Attend Registration Saturday
    RSVP to attend Registration Saturday on April 25th @8:30am at Chabot College, Building 700 
    • Get help from Chabot counselors to choose courses and register for classes
    • Learn about special programs, pathways and academic support programs that can help you be a successful college student

For disability-related questions and accomodations, please contact the Chabot Disabled Student Resource Center.

For more information, please contact Dr. Terri Anderson, Director Student Equity & Success