Owl Success Track - A First Year Experience Enhance your opportunity to succeed at Prince George’s Community College. The Owl Success Track Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) is the first step toward your academic success. The online SOAR program is a one-stop opportunity to learn about services and resources available at Prince George’s Community College, become familiar with college policies and procedures, and get the inside “scoop” on the institution. Choose How You'd Like To S.O.A.R. All new students to Prince George's Community College with 13 or fewer credits must complete a Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Session. SOAR is available to students through three formats at three locations. SOAR is available in 3 formats:1) In-person Day & Evening (lecture style)2) Hybrid (combination of online assignments and lecture style)3) Michigan Only (for students who've completed the Michigan Placement Exam) SOAR is offered at the following Prince George's Community College locations: 1) Largo (Main Campus),2) Laurel College Center, and3) University Town Center (for students who've completed their placement exam at UTC Only). Are you a Transfer Student?If you are a transfer student with 13 or more transferable, college credits, please visit Academic Advising or the Owl Success Track with a copy of your unofficial transcript from your previous institution(s) (no more than 5 years old) to obtain an exemption from SOAR. REGISTER for your In-Person S.O.A.R. Session TODAYRegister for your in-person SOAR session using the following steps: Access Owl Link through www.pgcc.edu. Choose Owl Link (located at the top of the page). Log-in with your username and newly created password. From the main Owl Link menu, choose Workforce Development/Continuing Ed path. Choose Enroll and Register for a Course, then choose Register for a Course. Enter SOR-300 in the box entitled Course Code Number. Then press SUBMIT. Click the SELECT button of the SOR-300 course for which you would like to register. Then, press SUBMIT.Students are only able to choose an available Largo or Laurel College Center session. If you'd like to participate in a SOAR session at University Town Center, you must have taken your placement test there. Michigan Students have special sessions ** Use drop down menu to complete the Add’l Registration Info inquiries. Then, press SUBMIT. Use the drop down box to “Register Now” for your SOAR session. Then, press SUBMIT. There is no cost associated with registering for a SOAR session. Access the Continuing Ed menu and select Class Schedule to ensure registration was processed correctly. Print a copy of your registration for your records. Bring with you to your session. If you experience any issues with registering, please contact the Owl Success Track office by phone at 301-341-3037 or by email at email@example.com. New Student Fall 2013 Convocation All new students, who have been accepted to Prince George's Community College or completed the SOAR after January 18, 2013, are required to attend the “New Student Convocation & Resource Fair” on Thursday, August 22, 2013. This mandatory event will be held at the Prince George's Community College Largo Campus from approximately 9:00 am–2:00 pm. This event is an opportunity for new and transfer students, along with their families, to receive an official “WELCOME” to Prince George’s Community College family! Lunch is provided too. RSVP is required. NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION PROGRAM Student Check-in Welcome Program College Resource Fair & Campus Tour Parent Session LUNCH Please RSVP by Friday, August 16, 2013To RSVP, please click this hyper-link **Call 301-341-3037 with any questions or concerns** Hybrid/Online S.O.A.R. Assignment--Click Here Once you have completed the online orientation you will be prompted to take a quiz. When you pass the quiz (with a score of at least 70%) you will then be prompted to print a certificate of completion. You must bring your placement test score results and the certificate with you attend your Hybrid S.O.A.R. session or to meet with an advisor for further assistance. Hybrid S.O.A.R. Evaluation--Click Here In-Person S.O.A.R. Evaluation--Click Here Finding Your Academic Advising OfficeThe Advising office is located in: Bladen Hall, Room 124 (Largo Campus) 2nd Floor (University Town Center) and the 2nd Floor (Laurel College Center). Assistance with viewing the Online SOAR Video The Owl Success Track modules will play on lab computers on the PGCC campus. However, to hear the video in the lab, you will need headphones.You can also access the videos on your home computer. However, the video is MP4 format, so if you only have Windows Media Player, you can't open it. If this is the case, there are a couple of things you can do to access the material at home. 1. You could also download a codec for Windows Media Player so the video will play:http://www.free-codecs.com/download/windows_media_player.htm 2. You can download a universal media player that plays everything. http://www.vlcmediaplayer.org/ Both of these options are free and desirable for your home computer. If you have additional questions about SOAR please call 301-341-3037 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.