Prior College SOAR Guide

Important: If you have not completed a Writing Composition course with a grade C- or higher at a previous college, your next step before you meet with your academic advising team is to sign up for an appointment to complete Placement Testing in reading and writing. In addition, if you have not completed a college Math course with a grade C- or higher within the last four terms, AND you need to take Math at Lane, sign up for the Math Placement test too.

If you have completed the required writing course, you are eligible to participate in drop-in for an individual New Student Academic Advising Session and you may continue to follow these instructions. Please bring a copy of your prior college transcripts to your session. Unofficial transcripts are okay. When the session is completed, you may have access to same-day registration.

Please use the list and calendar below, to find out when your session will be held. Keep in mind that drop-in sessions are held on a first-come, first-served basis, and the date and time you choose to attend may be full when you arrive, requiring you to select an alternative.

The last week to drop-in for your fall term New Student Academic Advising Session is the week of September 21.

How to use this system:

  • Find your major/program of study under the proper category below
  • Scroll down to the "Prior College 'New Student Academic Advising Session' Drop-in Calendar" and pick a date and time to drop-in according to your chosen category
  • Check in for your session at the Counseling and Advising Center, 30th Avenue campus, in Building 1, Room 103
  • After your New Student Academic Advising Session, you may have access to same-day registration

REMEMBER: If you need to complete placement testing for writing, reading and/or math, you must do this before attending your New Student Academic Advising Session.

If you need additional support to complete this process, please contact us using our contact form (preferred), or call (541) 463-3200 for more information.

Advanced Technology

  • Apprenticeship: Sheet metal (AAS)
  • Auto Body and Fender: Auto Paint (AAS)
  • Auto Body and Fender: Auto Collision (AAS)
  • Auto Body and Fender (2-yr cert)
  • Automotive Technology (AAS and 2-yr cert)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (AAS)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (2-yr cert)
  • Avionics Technician (AAS, 2-yr, 1-yr cert)
  • Baking & Pastry (CPC)
  • Computer Numerical Control Tech (AAS)
  • Construction Technology (AAS and 1-yr cert)
  • Culinary Arts and Food Service Mgt (AAS)
  • Diesel Technology (AAS and 2-yr cert)
  • Drafting (AAS and 1-yr cert)
  • Education (Secondary), Advanced Tech areas
  • Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies (AAS, 2-yr cert, 1-yr cert)
  • Electronic Technology (AAS)
  • Employment Skills Training (< 1-yr cert)
  • Fabrication/Welding Technology (AAS, 1-yr cert)
  • Flight Technology (AAS)
  • Food Preparation & Production (CPC)
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Management (AAS, 1-yr cert)
  • Lift Truck/Material Handling Equipment Technician Option (AAS)
  • Manufacturing Technology (AAS & 2-yr cert)
  • Restaurant Ownership (CPC)
  • Welding Processes (1-yr cert)


  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Education (Secondary), Arts areas
  • Graphic Design (AAS and 2-yr cert)
  • Journalism and Communication
  • Multimedia Design—4-yr degree
  • Multimedia Design and Production (AAS)
  • Multimedia Design and Prod. (1-yr cert)
  • Music
  • Theater Arts


  • Accounting (AAS)
  • Accounting Clerk (CPC)
  • Accounting—4-yr degree
  • Administrative Assistant (AAS)
  • Bookkeeper (CPC)
  • Business Assistant (1-yr cert)
  • Business Management/Administration
  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (CPC)
  • Education (Secondary), Business areas
  • Legal Office Skills (less than 1-yr cert)
  • Legal Office Skills (<1-yr cert)
  • Occupational Skills (1-yr cert)
  • Office Software Specialist (<1-yr cert)
  • Payroll Clerk (CPC)
  • Retail Management (AAS, 1-yr cert)
  • Retail management: (CPC)
  • Small Business Ownership (CPC)


  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Game Programming in C++ (less than 1-yr cert)
  • Computer Network Operations (AAS)
  • Computer Programming (AAS)
  • Computer Simulation & Game Development (AAS)
  • Computer Specialist (1-yr cert)
  • Education (Secondary), CIT areas
  • Geographic Information Science (CPC)
  • Network Security (CPC)\
  • Web Programming (CPC)


  • Early Childhood Education (AAS, 1-yr cert)
  • Guidance and Curriculum (CPC)
  • Infant and Toddler (CPC)

Elementary Ed

  • Education (Elementary)
  • Special Education (Elementary)

Health Professions 1

  • Coding Associate (CPC)
  • Education (Secondary), HP 1 areas
  • Emergency Medical Technician (1-yr cert)
  • Emergency Medical Technology–Paramedic (AAS)
  • Health and Health Education
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Records Technology
  • Medical Office Assistant (1-yr cert)
  • Medical Terminology (Pre)
  • Medical Transcriptionist (CPC)
  • Physical Education, Exercise and Movement Science

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Health Professions 2

  • Dental Assisting (1-yr cert)
  • Dental Hygiene (AAS)
  • Dental Hygiene—4-yr degree (Pre)
  • Fitness Specialist (AAS and 2-yr cert)
  • Fitness Technician (1-yr cert)
  • Nursing, Associate Degree (AAS)
  • Nursing, Practical (1-yr cert)
  • Nursing—4-yr (transfer) degree
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (AAS)
  • Respiratory Care (AAS)

Institute for Sustainable Practices

  • Energy Management Technician (AAS)
  • Sustainability Coordinator (AAS)
  • Water Conservation Technician (AAS)


  • Agriculture
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chiropractic Medicine (Pre)
  • Dentistry (Pre)
  • Education (Secondary), SCI MTH areas
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry, Wildlife Science, and Natural Resources
  • Geology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Physiology
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine (Pre)
  • Pharmacy (Pre)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy (Pre)
  • Physics
  • Renewable Energy Tech. Option (AAS)
  • Science (General Science)
  • Watershed Science Technician
  • Veterinary Medicine (Pre)


  • Anthropology
  • Adult Development & Aging (CPC)
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Economics
  • Education (Secondary), SOC LLC areas
  • English and Literature
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Services (AAS)
  • Human Services: Criminal Justice (AAS)
  • Human Services: Juvenile Corrections (1-yr cert)
  • International Studies
  • Law (Pre)
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Planning
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Speech
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (AAS, 1-yr cert) (collaboration with Chemeketa Community College)
  • Women's Studies


  • Undecided
  • Undecided (AAS, 1-yr and 2-yr cert)

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Prior College "New Student Academic Advising Session" Drop-in Calendar:

Lunch breaks are not shown. Schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, August 26:
Advanced Tech: 11-3:30
Arts: 9-12:30; 2-4
Business: 1:30-4
CIT: 9:30-4
ECE: 1:30-4
Elementary Ed: 1:30-4
HP1: none
HP2: none
SCI MTH: 9:30-4
SOC LLC: 9:30-4
Undeclared: 9-5

Thursday, August 27:
Advanced Tech: 11:30-4
Arts: 9-12:30; 1:30-4
Business: 11:30-12:30
CIT: 12-4
ECE: 11:30-12:30
Elementary Ed: 1130-1230
HP1: 10-3
HP2: 10-3
SCI MTH: 12-4
SOC LLC: 9:30-4
Undeclared: 9-5

Friday, August 28:
Advanced Tech: closed
Arts: closed
Business: closed
CIT: closed
ECE: closed
Elementary Ed: closed
HP1: closed
HP2: closed
SCI MTH: closed
SOC LLC: closed
Undeclared: closed

Monday, August 31:
Advanced Tech: none
Arts: 9-12:30; 2-4
Business: 9-5
CIT: 9:30-4
ECE: 9-5
Elementary Ed: 9-5
HP1: 9-4
HP2: 9-4
SCI MTH: 9:30-4
SOC LLC: 10-12
Undeclared: 9-4

Tuesday, September 1:
Advanced Tech: 11-4
Arts: 9-12:30; 2-4
Business: 10-5
CIT: 11:30-4
ECE: 10-5
Elementary Ed: 10-5
HP1: 12-3
HP2: 12-3
SCI MTH: 11:30-4
SOC LLC: 9:30-4
Undeclared: 9:30-4

Wednesday, September 2:
Advanced Tech: 11-3:30
Arts: 9-12:30; 2-4
Business: 1:30-4
CIT: 11-4
ECE: 1:30-4
Elementary Ed: 1:30-4
HP1: 9-2:30
HP2: 9-2:30
SCI MTH: 11-4
SOC LLC: 9:30-4
Undeclared: 9:30-4

Thursday, September 3:
Advanced Tech: 11:30-4
Arts: 9-12:30; 2-4
Business: 11:30-12:30
CIT: 11-4
ECE: 11:30-12:30
Elementary Ed: 1130-1230
HP1: 9-4
HP2: 9-4
SCI MTH: 11-4
SOC LLC: 9:30-4
Undeclared: 9-4

Friday, September 4:
Advanced Tech: none
Arts: 9-12:30
Business: none
CIT: 9:30-2
ECE: none
Elementary Ed: none
HP1: none
HP2: none
SCI MTH: 9:30-2
SOC LLC: 10-12
Undeclared: none