Orientation-San Diego

Undergraduate Programs

Here you can find all the information you need to get started at Woodbury.  Below you can learn more about and register for Placement Exams and Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR).

Note: a SOAR fee will be charged to your student account.

Placement Exams

To determine which exams you need to complete, please refer to the Fall 2019 Math Placement Exam Guide, and the Writing Exam Placement Guide. Contact your Admissions Counselor if you have any questions.


Math Placement Exam Guide

Writing Placement Exam Guide

  • Placement exams must be taken before your SOAR date. You will NOT be permitted to attend SOAR if you have not satisfied your placement exam requirement.
  • Students must register in advance; walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
  • Students must check-in on time; late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
  • Placement exams dates are subject to change.
  • Both Math and Writing exams are offered on all placement exam testing days.
  • Students are given 45-minutes to complete each exam, unless other accommodations have been approved by Disabilities and Accessibility Services.

If you need accommodations, appropriate documentation verifying your disability must be provided to Disabilities and Accessibility Services no later than one week before the testing date. This documentation could be satisfied by submitting a copy of your Individualized Education Plan (IEP), doctor’s verification, notice of approved accommodation, or approval letter from College Board or ACT. Disabilities and Accessibility Services will email you after reviewing your request. Email Disabilities and Accessibility Services.

Contact the Office of Disabilities and Accessibility Services (ODAS) at:


Attending Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is required of all newly admitted students. SOAR helps prepare you for college life and shares with you the array of support services available from your new campus community. Note: a SOAR fee will be charged to your account.

If you need to take placement exams, please make sure you register for and take them before your SOAR date; you will NOT be permitted to attend SOAR if you have not satisfied your placement exam requirement

For Spring 2020, there will be one SOAR for transfer and graduate students.  To register, click on the date below.

Monday, january 6, 2020 9 AM – 3 PM