Greetings, and Welcome to Sofia University

  • It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Sofia University. According to the information that I have received from the admissions 
    office, you plan to begin your studies in January, 2016. My name is Rosalie Cook, and I am the Sofia University Director of Student Services. 
    As you embark on this new journey, we would like to provide you with necessary guidance to prepare for your orientation. 
    The first part of your journey as an incoming student is to attend an orientation on campus on January 8, 2016. 

Kindly note your orientation will begin promptly at 9:30 A.M. on Friday, January 8, 2016. Lunch will be served. 

  • Ride – Sharing and Accommodation: Please find attached a list of hotels/motels near Sofia University campus. At some point I will send you the information of others who will be coming to orientation so that you can use the email addresses to arrange ride shares.There are several services that offer ridesharing that can be found on the internet. Zimride is a Social network of drivers. You can put in a destination request online and if a Zimride driver is in the area you will be notified. Best results when you make a request in advance. Average cost for local trips is $25 one way.
  • Registration: Please go to the following link http://www.sofia.edu/academics/schedule/ to select your courses and then email registrar@sofia.edu to register you for the Spring quarter. Please include your full name and program so that he can best assist you. Follow the directions in the attached registration information sheet to register for your next quarter courses. If you need advising on what you need to take, please contact the appropriate person on the list.
  • Tuition: After you register for your classes, you will be taken to the Business Office section on the Student Portal to pay your tuition.
  • Vaccination: Under the immigration laws of the United States, a foreign national who applies for an immigrant visa abroad, or who seeks to adjust status to a permanent resident while in the United States, is required to receive vaccinations to prevent the following diseases:
    • Mumps
    • Measles
    • Rubella
    • Polio
    • Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
    • Pertussis
    • Haemophilus influenza type B
    • Hepatitis B
    • Any other vaccine – preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices

Please check the website below for more information.
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

  • Health Insurance : It is highly recommended that you have an active student health insurance throughout your studies in the US. Due to the high cost of health care in the United States, going without health insurance can be detrimental to a student if they f all ill or if they are injured in an accident. The resources listed below are not endorsed or recommended by the university but are provided as a resource only. Because every student has their own unique set of health needs and financial requirements, it is recommended that students do a search on – line for insurance companies who best meet their needs. For US students, please register with Cover California. If you do not have health insurance, here are some suggested insurance companies that may be of in terest:
  • Student ID card: When you’re on campus, go to t he Sofia Library Resource Center desk in building 1069. It will require a few short minutes of your time to take your photo and walk away with your card. Or you can email your Student I.D. card request to student_services@sofia.edu and attach a picture (jpg file) and then pick up your printed card at the Library Resource desk.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have additional logistical questions.

Warm regards,

Rosalie T. Cook
Director of Student Services