New Student Advising and Registration

SOAR Name Change

To better reflect what is covered, Student Orientation to Advising and Registration (SOAR) has a new name! 

This service is now known as New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR). 

What is New Student Advising and Registration?

New Student Advising and Registration, or NSAR, is a mandatory step in the new student process. NSAR covers important information that all new students should know about Green River including:

  • The resources available at Green River to support your educational goals
  • Your placement and eligibility for first quarter classes
  • Information about your program of study
  • How to register for classes (including receiving your PIN number)
  • What to expect for enrolling in future quarters
  • Assignment to advisor

Who Completes NSAR?

NSAR is mandatory for all new Green River students with the following exceptions:

  • New Running Start students complete a separate mandatory orientation process after submitting an Enrollment Verification Form. Visit Running Start for more information on this process.
  • Transfer-in Students who have completed credit at another college should connect with an advisor in the Career & Advising Center to determine next steps. Please call 253-833-9111 ext. 2641 or email beadvised@greenriver.edu for more information.
  • Students only attending Green River for one quarter and not planning to complete a degree or certificate should connect with an advisor in the Career & Advising Center to determine next steps. Please call 253-833-9111 ext. 2641 or email beadvised@greenriver.edu for more information.
  • Students placing in Transitional Studies courses must complete the CASAS assessment prior to registering for classes. Upon completing CASAS you will meet with a Master Achiever Center (MAC) advisor for course registration.

When is NSAR Available?

NSAR is available on the first day of new student registration for each quarter. Registration for NSAR sessions begins the first day of the previous quarter.

QuarterNSAR Sign-Up AvailableNSAR Sessions BeginQuarter Starts
Fall 2018 April 2, 2018 May 14, 2018 Sept. 24, 2018
Winter 2019 Sept. 24, 2018 Nov. 19, 2018 Jan. 2, 2019

How do I sign up for NSAR?

New students can sign up for NSAR after completing an application for admission, finishing online orientation, and determining placement.

NSAR Sign-Up

If you are unable to attend an in-person NSAR, please send a request to soar@greenriver.edu with your first and last name, student ID number, and the reason you are unable to attend for an alternative option.