Sofia University

Sofia University

Sofia University, previously known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) and established in 1975, is a prestigious private institution accredited by WSCUC. Throughout its rich history, the university has primarily focused on offering graduate degree programs in Transpersonal Psychology. However, in recent years, Sofia University has expanded its educational offerings and incorporated a transpersonal approach into all of its new degree programs and disciplines. These encompass master's degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science, as well as bachelor's completion programs in Business Administration and Psychology.

Type:
Private For-profit

Regional Accreditation:
WASC Senior College and University Commission(WSCUC)

US News Ranking:
Unranked

CPT Programs:
- Master: MBA, MSCS
- Doctor: DBA

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CPT Policy at Sofia University

Students may participate in an internship course once they have completed 3 consecutive quarters in their degree program at Sofia University (transfer F1 students may get the requirement waived). The internship courses are meant to give students practical experience which is related to the academic degree program to which they have been admitted. International students must apply for work authorization before they are legally allowed to start work (paid or unpaid).

If an interested student would like to participate in CPT, they must meet the requirements stated below:

  1. Must have enrolled and successfully completed 3 consecutive quarters at Sofia University (transfer F1 students may get the requirement waived).
  2. Must be in good academic standing (3.0 or above)
  3. Must have met the eligibility requirements as listed on the CPT recommendation form
  4. Must register and pay for one of the approved internship courses and two additional on ground courses
  5. Must have academic approval as listed on the CPT Recommendation Form
  6. Must submit completed packet to DSO for processing (allow 5 business days)
Important facts:

If an F-1 student exceeds 364 days of full-time CPT (more than 20 hours per week at a degree level—master’s or doctorate), they will lose their eligibility for OPT at that degree level.

  • Part-time CPT (20 hours per week or less) does not accrue towards the 364-day limit.
  • When counting CPT days, every day between the start and end date of CPT counts (including the start and end dates). The days that you are counting are the days that you had authorization, not the days you actually worked. This means even if it was a weekend, holiday, vacation etc. it still counts if you had CPT authorization.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to track of how much CPT time has been used per degree level.
  • Students completing more than 364 days of full-time CPT at a degree level is not a violation of their F-1 status but does trigger the loss of OPT eligibility for that degree level.

Please remember: Sofia University does not keep track and communicate whether or not students will be exceeding the 364-day mark when students are requesting CPT authorization. Students must keep this in mind when selecting dates if approaching 364 days.

Students participating in an internship course will receive one (1) internship credit unit each term and a total of 3 internship academic credits towards their graduation requirement.

If you have more questions about CPT at Sofia University, please contact us immediately!

CPT Programs at Sofia University

There are 4 quarters in a year for CPT Programs at Sofia University: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Students may take one quarter off once they have completed 3 consecutive quarters in their degree program.

In each semester, international students must register at least 2 courses (6 credits; including one online course and one hybrid course). If students want to apply for CPT, they need to register one extra internship course (1 credit).

Onsite frequency: once a month, the onsite instruction of the hybrid course will be take place on weekends (Saturday or Sunday) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you apply through us, you will get $100 guaranteed enrollment credit from us.

Tuition & Scholarships at Sofia University

MBA Programs Tuition
  • Graduate credit hours are billed at $667/credit hour
  • Total Semester Estimate: $4,000 (6 regular credits)
  • Total Annual Estimate: $12,000 (3 semester)
  • Total Program Estimate: $24,000 (6 semester: 33 regular credit)
MSCS Programs Tuition
  • Graduate credit hours are billed at $572/credit hour
  • Total Semester Estimate: $3,4280 (6 regular credits)
  • Total Annual Estimate: $12,000 (3 semester)
  • Total Program Estimate: $24,000 (7 semester: 42 regular credit)
DBA Programs Tuition
  • Graduate credit hours are billed at $950/credit hour
  • Total Semester Estimate: $5,700 (6 regular credits)
  • Total Annual Estimate: $17,100 (3 semester)
  • Total Program Estimate: $51,300 (9 semester)
Quarterly and One-Time fees
  • 0-Unit Course Fee (Flat rate for 0-unit course per quarter) - $500
  • Orientation Fee (Fee paid by all new Sofia students. *Non-Refundable) - $50
  • Acceptance Fee (Domestic/International Student. *Non-Refundable) - $200
  • Application Fee (All Student Applicants. *Non-Refundable) - $75 <— We will reimburse it for you! Learn more>
  • Student Services Fee (Tech and Student activities - Quarterly) - $290
  • I-20 Processing Fee - $100
  • Digital Badge Fee - $50
  • Graduation (All students who complete their degree requirements and wish to receive a diploma) - $175
Scholarships
  • Moving Humanity Forward Scholarship - $2,000
  • Merit-Based Scholarship - $5,000
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship - $2,000
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship - $4,000
  • Honoring Heroes Scholarship - $2,000
  • International Students Scholarship - $2,500
  • Community Engagement & Social Advocacy Scholarship - $2,000

Please contact us for more details about the scholarships at Sofia University.

Important Dates at Sofia University

Program Start Dates

Summer Quarter 2024
7/1/2024

Fall Quarter 2024
9/30/2024

Winter Quarter 2025
1/13/2025

Spring Quarter 2025
4/7/2025

Every quarter is open for enrollment (4 enrollment windows in a academic year).

Application Deadline:

F1 transfer students (F1/OPT/CPT): 6 weeks before the first day of the term.

Others: 3 months before the first day of the term.

(If you miss the deadline, please contact us. We are the official recruitment partner of Sofia, we can help you accelerate your application)

Sofia University

Location:

  • Palo Alto, CA | Costa Mesa, CA

Tuition:

  • From $520 / credit hour
  • From $11,440 / year
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