We are so excited you have decided to become a Briton and we can't wait to help you get started on this new journey. Our SOAR program will introduce you to life at Albion College, while ensuring that this is a seamless and enjoyable transition for you.
Each new student is required to attend one of the SOAR sessions in order to enroll for the fall semester. A parallel program is offered for parents/families but parent and family participation is optional.
Students must complete all of the required enrollment forms, assessments, first year seminar registration, and academic questionnaire before attending SOAR. The seminar registration and academic questionnaire will appear in the student's Briton Bound Account after they have completed ALL of the Assessments.
Important: please read the following guidelines carefully before registering.
New Students, please log in to the Student Portal, Briton Bound, using your email address and the PIN provided to you via email by your admission counselor, this is the same log in you have been using to apply to Albion College (please note, this is NOT your ACIS account credentials). Once you have logged in you may register for SOAR.
Parents/Guardians, we do not share a Briton Bound log-in information. If you would like to select a session with your student, please have your student log in with you present and you can work through the project together.
If you've lost your PIN, you may reset it at: https://apply.albion.edu/account/reset. If you need help with your account credentials or have any other questions, please contact your admission counselor, or the Office of Admission by calling 800/858-6770, or via email at .
There is no cost for each entering student participant. The student's lunch and other program expenses are covered by Albion College.
The participant fee for Parent/Family members is $10.00 per person and includes lunch and all program materials. Children under 12 may participate for $5.00. While we do ask that you register in advance, we do not accept pre-payment and ask that you pay your balance the day you arrive at your assigned SOAR program. Methods of payment acceptable on that day include cash, check, and credit card.
If the student or any member of the student's family who will be attending has special dietary or physical needs, please contact the SOAR Program Office at 517/629-0433, or via e-mail at . Lunch will have a vegetarian options.
All SOAR session requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions will be capped at 160 students per session to keep small groups with individualized experiences.
Once you complete the registration page, you will receive an email confirmation of your placement into a particular SOAR session. A second copy will be sent to the primary parent listed on the SOAR sign up page.
If you did not receive an electronic confirmation, please contact the SOAR Program Office at 517/629-0433, or via e-mail at .