7 – minute drive from Google Headquarters
12 – minute drive from FB Headquarters
15 – minute drive from Apple Headquarters
Step 1: Submit Application
Start your application, and submit the non-refundable fee of $50 USD Application Fee. Submit an official copy of your Official Transcripts or Foreign Transcript Evaluation
We accept course by course GPA report equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the U.S. Official e-transcripts can be sent to Registrar@sofia.edu as well or please have all official sealed transcripts sent to our office by mail at: Sofia University, Registrar Office 1069 East Meadow Cr. Palo Alto, CA, 94303
Submit Your Statement of Purpose – Requirements vary from program to program, please call our admissions team to further discuss what is needed for your program of interest. *Undergraduate Applicants are not required to complete a statement of purpose.
Submit English Proficiency Test Scores (if applicable):
*Test scores are valid for two years from the date when the tests are taken. If the test score is older than two years, the student will be required to resubmit a valid test score.
Step 2: Receive an initial Sofia I-20 Form
The Admissions Counselor will review all the documents provided and send your official Sofia acceptance letter. The admitted student is expected to pay the $200 program acceptance fee as this will automatically confirm your acceptance into your program and allow us to activate your student email account.
In addition to that, please submit the following documents for the issuance of your initial Sofia I-20:
Step 3: Prepare for your F-1 Visa Interview and schedule a mock “visa interview” session (optional):
You must present the complete admissions package to the U.S. consulate/embassy in your home country. Before you make an appointment for an interview at the U.S. consular/embassy office near you, be sure to pay your I-901 SEVIS fee and complete DS-160 application.
Also, ensure to bring the following documents with you:
Step 4: Arrival to the United States
As soon as you receive your F-1 visa, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can prepare for your arrival.
Remember, students on F visas are not permitted to enter the United States earlier than 30 days before the start date of their program stated on their initial I-20 Form.
When you enter the U.S., show the immigration officer: