Undergraduate Application Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Completion Program)

The University offers students who have completed an associate degree (or who have completed college credits) the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree. Students who wish to apply for admission to Sofia’s bachelor’s completion programs must have successfully attained at least 75 quarter units (50 semester units) of college-level work. Students must have completed no fewer than 40 quarter units (30 semester units) that fulfill General Education requirements. Those with a completed associate degree must have completed the equivalent of the General Education requirements as established by the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in the State of California.  

Students may transfer a maximum of 132 quarter units (88 semester units) from an accredited university or the equivalent. These units can be earned through a combination of the following: 

  • Academic work completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Credit granted through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) (Note: Sofia will transfer in a maximum of 45 quarter units or equivalent earned through CLEP).
  • Credit granted through the Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) lower division. (Note: Sofia will accept the transfer of a maximum of 45 quarter units or equivalent earned through DANTES.)

Upon acceptance applicants will receive assistance from a member of the Registrar Department. Students will subsequently be given the listing of courses needed to complete the bachelor’s program via a degree plan. Given that students enter Sofia’s bachelor’s completion programs with a variety of previous college experiences, degree plans are created to meet each individual circumstance (in relation to degree requirements). Admitted students must complete a minimum of 48 quarter units while enrolled at Sofia to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Application Materials

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Official copies of all college or university transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
  • Foreign transcript evaluation (if applicable)
  • Form of identification

Criteria for Admission and Prerequisites

  • Completion of between 75 quarter units (50 semester units) and a maximum of 132 quarter units (88 semester units)
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher across all college-level work
  • A designation of “good standing” at the last college or university attended
  • For students without an associate degree, completion of a minimum of 40 quarter units (30 semester units) of college coursework with a grade of C or better in some combination of the following GeneralEducation requirements:
    • Oral Communication: A public speaking course
    • Written Communication: A freshman English composition course
    • Critical Thinking: A course in logic, argumentation or debate, or advanced composition
    • Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning: A mathematics course with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite or equivalent
    • Arts and Humanities: One or more courses that examine artistic, cultural, and/or philosophical perspectives on the human condition, including the study of language
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences: One or more courses that examine affective, cognitive, and/or interactional and societal dimensions of individual and group behavior
    • Biological and Natural Sciences: One or more courses that employ the scientific method in an examination of biological, chemical, and/or physical processes

Non-transferable Units or Credits: Continuing education courses, vocational courses, and non-credit workshops are not generally considered college-level work and may not transfer to one of Sofia’s bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Students who have completed a “capstone” or other final integrative course in their major at another institution may transfer the units to a Sofia bachelor’s degree. However, such courses do not substitute for the capstone course(s) required in the individual degree programs.

Physical Education Coursework: A maximum of nine quarter units of Physical Education will be accepted as transfer units into a Sofia bachelor’s degree program.