Statement of Accreditation Status
Sofia University

1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Role Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Stuart Sigman Provost and Chief Academic Officer stuart.sigman [at]
Chief Academic Officer Stuart Sigman Provost and Chief Academic Officer stuart.sigman [at]
Board of Directors Chair David Figuli Chair d.figuli [at]
Chief Executive Officer Allan Cahoon Acting President allan.cahoon [at]
Chief Financial Officer Chris Nguyen Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer chris.nguyen [at]
Director Institutional Research Mark Robinson
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modalitysort descending
Business Administration Masters 2016 Distance Education
Business Administration Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Education in Transformative Education Masters 2016 Distance Education
Education in Transformative Art Masters 2016 Distance Education
Master of Business Administration in Chinese Masters 2017 Distance Education
Transpersonal Psychology Masters 1985 Distance Education
Transpersonal Psychology. Research Doctorate 2002 Distance Education
Counseling Psychology Masters 2010 Distance Education
Psychology Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Liberal Arts Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Computer Science Masters 2014 Distance Education
Business Administration Masters 2016 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Education in Transformative Education Masters 2016 On-Site
Education in Transformative Art Masters 2016 On-Site
MA in Psychology Masters 2008 On-Site
Master of Business Administration in Chinese Masters 2017 On-Site
Transpersonal Psychology Masters 1975 On-Site
Counseling Psychology Masters 1988 On-Site
Transpersonal Psychology Research Doctorate 1975 On-Site
Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Professional Doctorate 2009 On-Site
Computer Science Masters 2014 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Fall 2020 Special Visit
Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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