SOAR - Summer Opportunity for Academic Readiness

The SOAR program is designed to help a select group of recent high school graduates make the transition from high school to college. During this program, they will be exposed to UNC Asheville's academic expectations, as well as the culture of the campus and the greater Asheville community.

Summer 2018 Timeline

  • June 20 - Students arrive at UNC Asheville
  • June 21-22 - embark orientation
  • June 25-July 27 - SOAR summer classes

SOAR Benefits

  • Live in a campus residence hall and develop lasting friendships with other UNC Asheville students
  • Earn 7-8 hours of college credit
  • Get to know faculty in our small summer classes
  • Learn about resources and opportunities at UNC Asheville
  • Gain an understanding of the college environment and expectations
  • Enjoy summer fun in Asheville as you settle into your new home

Click here to RSVP for the Summer SOAR Program

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Audrey Bissiere-Grote at 828.258.7714 or  In addition, we have a video showing you how to pay your SOAR deposit.  You can also visit the SOAR Facebook page.