New Student Orientation (SOAR)

  • All new students to Prince George's Community College with 11 or less credits must complete a New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Session.  SOAR is available to students through five formats at four locations. 

    SOAR is available in 5 formats:
    1) Face-To-Face Day
    2) Face-To-Face Evening
    3) Hybrid (combination of online assignments and lecture style)
    4) Michigan Only (for students who've completed the Michigan Placement Exam Only
    5) Online (available July 15 & December 15)

    SOAR is offered at the following Prince George's Community College locations: 
    1) Largo (Main Campus),
    2) Laurel College Center (for students who've completed their
    placement exam at LCC Only)
    3) University Town Center (for students who've completed their
    placement exam at UTC Only), and
    4) Joint Base Andrews (for students who have prior/cleared access to Andrews Air Force Base Only)


    All new students must complete the online PREVIEW TO Prince George's Community College before attending their in-person SOAR session or meeting with an Academic Advisor. It is approximately an hour long. 

    To access the PREVIEW TO PGCC, please click this link: PREVIEW TO PGCC Pre-Assignment. 

    The PREVIEW has 15 modules and a quiz at the end. Read the directions to access the quiz. You must successfully pass the quiz with a 70% or higher.

    You will need to print your Completion Certificate and show it to the staff during Check-In. Failure to arrive on time or complete your PREVIEW TO PGCC Pre-Assignment could result in denied entry to your scheduled session.

    Check-in for New Student Orientation (SOAR) sessions are 30 minutes prior to the session start time.   Please be prompt!

    In order to reserve your seat and maximize your time at one of the New Student Orientation (SOAR) sessions, it is very important for you to have completed your placement test(s) and applied for Student Financial Aid ( 

    To register for a SOAR session, you must follow these steps: 

    (1) Go to   
    (2) Click on “Owl Link”  at the top of the PGCC homepage                                                                                                                                         

    *If you have never enrolled for courses at Prince George’s Community College and do not have an OwlLink account, go to the bottom right and click on “I’m New to Owl Link” and follow the steps to create a Student Account. 

    *If you are already enrolled at the college, please login with your username and password, then return to the Continuing Education menu in order to register for your Continuing Education courses.                    

    (3) Click on “Workforce Development and Continuing Education
    (4) Under Cont. Ed. Registration, click on “Enroll and Register for Courses
    (5)  Click on “Register for Courses
    (6) In the box titled “Course Code Number” type in SOR-300 (you must include the hyphen) and hit SUBMIT. 

    The available SOAR sessions will be displayed.  Once you identify the SOAR session that best fits your schedule, please click on the “Select” button and hit “Submit”.  Next, you must complete the Student Profile.  Upon completion of the profile hit the “Submit” button.  You are now registered for your SOAR session! Go back to the “Workforce Development and Continuing Education” Menu, click Class Schedule and print a copy of your SOAR session schedule.

    Again, remember, check-in for New Student Orientation (SOAR) sessions are 30 minutes prior to the session start time.   Please be prompt!

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