Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR)

SOAR Higher

Your PBA journey will begin with our Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. Designed to introduce you to all things PBA, your SOAR experience will be an opportunity to familiarize yourself with campus, meet fellow first-year students, speak with faculty and staff, learn about important information and discover all the resources waiting for you.

One Big Day

SOAR is a one-day pre-registration event that happens in the summer before the start of your first year. And you’ll pack a lot into that one day.

  • Receive your student ID
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Connect with faculty members and deans
  • Tour residence halls
  • Meet with financial aid or student accounts
  • Attend a student or parent panel
  • Make any necessary class schedule changes
  • Learn how to navigate my.PBA

All in the Family

SOAR isn’t just for students. We encourage parents to attend to learn about all the ways we will support and empower their students. Parents who attend SOAR learn about:

  • Financial aid
  • Safety and security
  • Accountability
  • Chapel
  • Parents Council
  • Registration

SOAR: Virtual

If you’re not able to travel to West Palm Beach, Florida to attend SOAR in person, you don’t have to miss out. You can take part in SOAR: Virtual, which makes it possible to gain the information and take part in the sessions from the comfort of home.

Ready to SOAR?

You can register for SOAR once you’ve paid your tuition deposit. Visit myPBA and complete Step #4 to register for your SOAR experience.  Enter the user name and password you received after you submitted your deposit, to log into myPBA.

Virtual Dates:

  • Thursday, May 27  
  • Tuesday, June 15
  • Wednesday, June 30
  • Thursday, July 22
  • Tuesday, Aug 10

Live Dates:

Friday, June 25 

  • Session 1 @ 8am-12pm

Saturday, June 26

  • Session 1 @ 8am-12pm
  • Session 2 @ 1pm-5pm

Friday, July 9 

  • Session 1 @ 8am-1pm
  • Session 2 @ 1pm-5pm

All Questions Answered

If you have any questions about SOAR, we encourage you to contact us at welcome_week@pba.edu  or call (561) 803-2585.

“We are SOAR Proponent Parents! We attended SOAR and certainly received a great deal of value. We encourage you to take advantage of doing all the administrative work in advance and being a SOAR Proponent Parent, too.” Steve and Cindy Allen, Sarasota, Florida

Within Financial Reach

During SOAR you’ll learn about financial aid and discover that with scholarships, grants, loans and other aid services, PBA is just as affordable as other privates and in some cases costs less.

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Bon Appétit

Orientation will introduce you to our excellent dining options across campus, which includes Jack’s, the Market, and Einstein’s ( CFA and Fraser are not open during the summer).

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Home Sweet Home

SOAR will provide a chance for you to tour our several residence facilities and get a feel for where you’ll spend much of your time as you form lifelong friendships.

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