Undergraduate Student Admissions

Whether you’re looking to advance in your current field, pursue a new career path, or continue your education after earning your associate degree, we’re here to make sure you get to your next life goal. Our admissions team is here to help through our simple admissions process.

The Application Process

Undergraduate applicants must complete the following steps:

Apply Online

Complete the Online Application and Submit the Application Fee – Start your application, and submit the non-refundable fee of $50 (US dollars) online.


Request Official Transcripts

Contact all prior accredited colleges or universities you’ve attended and request that your transcripts be sent to the Office of the Registrar at registrar@sofia.edu. While we do prefer electronic files, you can also choose to mail them to the Office of the Registrar at:

Office of the Registrar 
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303


Students who wish to complete their bachelor’s Degree at Sofia must have at minimum of an Associate Degree or its equivalent (90-quarter units/60-semester units) which can be earned through a combination of the following:

  • Work completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Credits granted through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) (maximum of 45 quarter units.)
  • Credits granted through the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) lower-division (maximum of 45 quarter units.)

Undergraduate Pre-Requisites for Juniors and Seniors

Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter transferable units to a maximum of 135 quarter units (Use the link to check if your credits will transfer)

  • Have a 2.0 or higher G.P.A.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 transferable semester units (45 quarter units) of college coursework with a grade of C or better in each of the following courses, at a level at least equivalent to courses that meet the following General Education requirements at Sofia:

Oral Communication

Usually three-semester units: a public speaking course (A-1 at California community colleges)

Critical Thinking

Usually three-semester units. A logic or argumentation/debate course (A-3 at California community colleges)

Math/Quantitative Reasoning

Usually three-semester units. A math course with intermediate algebra as a pre-requisite (B-4 at California Community Colleges) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements in English communication and mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning are also accepted.

Written Communication

Usually three-semester units: a freshman English composition course (A-2 at California community colleges)

Transfer Evaluation

Non-transferable units or credits

Continuing Education Courses Vocational Courses Non-credit workshops.

Please consult with your admissions counselor and academic advisor for a listing of classes you will need to take to complete your program. Students come in with a variety of previous college experiences. Specific degree plans are created for each student individually.

Start Your Sofia Journey

We understand that enrolling in a university to begin your academic journey is a big step. Our dedicated admissions team is here to guide you through the admissions process and identify the right program for you and your career goals. 

If you’re ready to learn more, simply fill out our Request Information form and we’ll reach out to you. 

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