SOAR Program Eligibility
- Successful student applicants must demonstrate a willingness to commit to full participation in the SOAR program as listed below:
- Understand that no curricular adjustments will be made for the program participants
- Have a desire for a challenging academic program with individualized academic support
- Seek to understand the nature of their own learning process and to acquire skills and strategies to enable college success
- Commit to attend all academic coaching sessions
- Agree to work to achieve goals established during coaching sessions
- Agree to adhere to an agreed upon, individualized study schedule
- Agree to participate in activities as developed in mentoring sessions
Who is Eligible?
Incoming freshmen and/or undergraduate transfer students who have been accepted to Caldwell University are eligible to apply. Upon application to the SOAR program, students will provide a documented diagnosis of a language-based and/or neurological learning disability including attention deficit disorders.
How to Apply
- Apply to Caldwell University via the Caldwell Application or the Common Application.
- Submit high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, essay, and SAT/ACT scores (if applicable, as Caldwell is test-optional).
- Submit SOAR program application (can be submitted at the same time as the admissions application).
- Submit a copy of current IEP or 504 plan and current evaluation testing reports (within three years) that include a medical diagnosis and/or an educational evaluation and a psychological evaluation or a neuropsychological evaluation.
- Once admitted to Caldwell University, students can then be reviewed for the SOAR program.
- If eligible for the SOAR program after review of all documentation, an interview request will be made by the SOAR staff (interviews can be virtual or in-person).
The SOAR program provides individualized services that are above and beyond accommodations required by law. Due to the level of service provided, the SOAR program does carry an additional annual cost above tuition and fees for students of $5,000 per year, charged each semester.