Policies for Undergraduate & Graduate Admission

All students seeking to study at Soka University of America must be formally admitted. Soka University of America admits qualified students regardless of their race, color, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, religious creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, status as a disabled veteran, marital status, medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students at the institution.

All documents delivered to Soka University of America or is contained in the application become the property of Soka University of America and cannot be returned.

Official transcripts for credit earned at other institutions that have been presented to Soka University of America for admission become the property of Soka University of America and will not be returned.

Soka University of America may require that an applicant obtain an evaluation of their academic credit from an outside organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services to evaluate transfer credits from foreign institutions.

Documents not in English will require English translations. Applicants must provide the English translation as well as the original document. All translations must be complete and literal with no attempts to interpret or evaluate the document, prepared in the same format as the original document and signed by a translator attesting to the familiarity with the foreign language. Translations may not be provided by the student or members of their family.

The status of the file and the information it contains are confidential. Information will be revealed, at our discretion and in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, only to the applicant or to individuals whose names the applicant has provided in writing to the Office of Admission or Office of Graduate Admission.