Orientation-San Diego

Undergraduate Programs

We appreciate your patience as we convert our placement exam and new student orientation (also known as SOAR) to online experiences. We have been working diligently to make sure we can answer your questions and prepare you for your first semester at Woodbury University.

Note: a SOAR fee will be included on your student account.

Placement Exams

Math Placement Exam: students who need, or want, to take the math placement exam will receive a registration link from their Admissions Counselor.  By following this registration link, you will be signing up to receive the placement exam link.  We expect to be emailing the placement exam link and directions (based off who has signed up) in mid-June. Uncertain if you need to take the math placement exam? Check out the Mathematics Placement Guide.

For Fall 2020 Admitted Students

  1. Effective starting with the incoming class of Fall 2020, the Writing Placement Exam is no longer required.  To understand the Writing courses you will need to take and have the opportunity to transfer out of, see the Writing Placement & Sequence of Courses document
  2. To understand if you need to register for the Math Placement Exam, please see the Mathematics Placement document
  • Students who need, or want, to take the math placement exam will receive a registration link from their Admissions Counselor.  By following this registration link, you will be signing up to receive the placement exam link.
  • We expect to be emailing the placement exam link and directions (based off who has signed up) in mid-June.
  • In mid-June, Ernesto Morales will email the math placement exam link and directions to those that have registered for it.
  • Specific details will be provided by Ernesto that will help you access the exam.
  • You will have 50-minutes to complete the exam, and you may use a calculator, pencil, and scratch paper.
  • You will not be allowed to retake the exam.
  • Once you receive the placement exam link from Ernesto, it is important you complete it as soon as possible.  You will not be eligible to sign up for New Student Orientation until you have completed the exam, and you will not be registered for classes until you complete the New Student Orientation.

If you need accommodations, appropriate documentation verifying your disability must be provided to the Office of Disabilities and Accessibility Services (ODAS). This documentation could be satisfied by submitting a copy of your Individualized Education Plan (IEP), private assessment with approved accommodations, doctor’s verification, notice of approved accommodation, or approval letter from College Board or ACT.  ODAS will email you after reviewing your request.

Please allow five business days for processing.

Email ODAS at: disabilities@woodbury.edu

New Student Orientation

All students are required to complete New Student Orientation. This online course prepares you for the rigorous standards ahead, shares with you the support services available from your new campus community, and tells you everything you need to do to be ready for your first semester.

  • For students who need, or are electing, to take the math placement exam: you will receive a registration link to sign up for the new student orientation after you have completed the math placement exam.  Once you are signed up, we will email you a link and directions to access and complete the orientation.
  • For students who do not need to take the math placement exam: you will receive a registration link from your Admissions Counselor.  By following this registration link, you will be signing up to receive the New Student Orientation link.  We expect to be emailing the orientation link and directions (based off who has signed up) in mid-June.
  • Starting in mid-June, Dr. Kelly Nittoli will email the New Student Orientation link and directions to those that have registered. Students will click on the link and navigate through a series of modules designed to provide them with everything they need to know before starting their academic journey at Woodbury University.
  • It is estimated that the New Student Orientation will take 2 hours, and you will be able to start and stop as necessary throughout the lessons.
  • You will need your Student ID number throughout the orientation. This is located in the top right corner on your letter of admission.
  • You will be able to access this online orientation after you have completed it; it will be source you can reference in the months to come.  However, we do recommend you take notes.  You can do this on paper or use the “Notes” feature within the online system.
  • You will be registered for your classes within two weeks of completion of the New Student Orientation.  In the orientation, you will learn how to access your class schedule.
  • It is essential that you complete the new student orientation as soon as possible once you have received the orientation link.  Only after you are done with the new student orientation will you be registered for classes. Details on accessing your schedule will be provided in the orientation.