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Summer Quarter 2017 Important Dates

  • Class Schedule available through the portal on June 5, 2017
  • On-campus Registration: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning June 5, 2017 through July 17, 2017
  • All International Students must register on campus on or before July 7, 2017, in order to avoid possible I20 termination.
  • First Day of class: Week of July 10, 2017  (Please double check your schedule)
  • Required New Student Orientation for students taking courses onsite: Friday, July 7, 2017 (subject to change)
  • Tuition Due: On or before Friday, July 7, 2017
  • Late Registration: July 10-17, 2017  (Late Registration Fee: $100)
  • Last day to add and drop courses: July 17, 2017
  • Last day of the term: Sunday, Sept 17, 2017

Commencement Information

Deadline to apply for your diploma/graduate: Closed for Spring 2017.  
To graduate in Fall and order your diploma for Fall:  November 1st
To graduate in Winter and order your diploma for Winter:  February 1st
To graduate in Spring and order your diploma for Spring:  May 1st

**deadline has passed.  Please consult with the Registrar.
Deadline to apply to participate in Commencement: MAY 1, 2018
**deadline has passed.  Please consult with the Registrar.  After May 18, 2017 - no guarantees on your cap & gown order.
Deadline to order your Cap & Gown: MAY 10, 2018

Location:  Sofia University - Large Auditorium (1069 E Meadow Circle in Palo Alto, CA).  Free Parking

We ask that you arrive at Sofia by 9:00 am on this day, dressed in your gowns. There is no space to dress and store valuables.   We suggest you lock your valuables (purse, camera, etc…) in your car for safe keeping during the ceremony or hand them to your guests/family to hold for you.  The auditorium will open for family and guests at 9:30 am, with the ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 am; light reception will follow. 

Once you arrive at Sofia, please look for a Sofia volunteer who will direct you to the area where all graduates will gather prior to the ceremony.  Please be prompt since we will start taking group and individual photos shortly after your arrival and there will be no retakes by the photographer.

Length of ceremony:  The ceremony is approximately 1.5-2 hours.

RSVP your Guests:  Each graduate attending Commencement may invite up to ten guests. Please reserve a seat for your guests on our Eventbrite link, click here.

Commencement is a celebratory time to reflect on student's accomplishments, along with their fellow classmates and their guests. We request that guests stay for the entire duration of the ceremony out of respect for all our graduates, their parents, families and guests.

Graduates and guests with mobility, hearing, or other disabilities that require special accommodations should contact Ms. Rosalie Cook ( by  JUNE 1, 2017 (or sooner) to make an accommodation request.





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Documents for the fiscal year 2016-2017
Enrollment Form (.pdf, 460K)

This form is to be signed by all students who enters Sofia University.  Thank you.

Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (.pdf, 1615K)
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Diversity (.docx, 454K)
Enrollment Management
SEM (.docx, 615K)
Fall 2014 - Student Demographic (.docx, 176K)
Fall 2012
Fall 2012 (.docx, 597K)
Fall 2013
Fall 2013 (.docx, 799K)
Fall 2014
Fall 2014 (.docx, 812K)
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July 15th Action letter (.pdf, 1529K)

On Monday, July 15, 2015, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) forwarded the final report for its accreditation review of Sofia University. In conducting its review, the evaluation team assessed the university under the WASC Commission Standards and Core Commitments and submitted its report for action by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

The Commission is slated to act on the report in February 2015. Accreditation indicates that Sofia University meets high standards of quality, capacity, and effectiveness. We are proud to have been accredited by WASC since 1992,  and I am pleased to report that, having successfully completed a rigorous review process, Sofia University has once again been reaccredited. In the Commission’s Action Letter, Sofia University was commended for the “new leadership for assuming responsibility for the continuation of the education of some 400 enrolled students, for finding the financial resources to sustain the university through a challenging transition, and for seeking to articulate a sustaining vision for the university going forward.”   Many faculty and staff participated in this effort, which led to the establishment of the new programs,  improvements in educational technology, and a stronger focus on opportunities.  These and other outcomes will continue to guide our educational improvement efforts during the next decade and beyond.

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BPPE Annual Reports - Programs 2015-2016
BPPE MATP (.pdf, 36K)
BPPE BAC (.pdf, 36K)
BPPE Ph D Online (.pdf, 36K)
BPPE Annual Reports - Programs 2014-2015
BPPE GMATP (.pdf, 155K)
BPPE GPHD (.pdf, 155K)
BPPE MACP (.pdf, 161K)
BPPE MATP (.pdf, 156K)
BPPE MAWS (.pdf, 155K)
BPPE PHD (.pdf, 156K)
BPPE PsyD (.pdf, 164K)
BPPE Annual Report
BPPE 2014 Annual Report - Institutions (.pdf, 154K)
BPPE 2015 Annual Report - Institutions (.pdf, 35K)
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Registrar Office Forms
Leave of Absence Form (.docx, 113K)
Internal Change of Program Form (.docx, 82K)
FERPA Release Form (.docx, 77K)
Transfer Out Form (.pdf, 68K)
International Student Annual Vacation Request (.pdf, 68K)
Enrollment Forms

Must be reviewed and signed by all new students.

Enrollment Contract 2016 (.pdf, 460K)

This form must be signed by all new students upon enrollment to Sofia University.

Attachment to Enrollment Agreement (Intl. Student only) (.pdf, 146K)
CPT Registration Forms
Internship Request Form (.pdf, 659K)
Goal Statement of CPT for MATP (.doc, 87K)
Sample Job Offer with Attachment (.pdf, 147K)
Internship Cooperative Agreement (.pdf, 316K)
CS Goal Statement of CPT for MSCS (.doc, 86K)
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