Undergraduate applicants must submit official transcripts from all secondary/high school institutions, colleges, and universities. Please view the information below to help ensure that your transcripts are properly submitted and meet our criteria. For questions, please contact us at


    Transcripts and other academic records must be issued directly by the records/registrar’s office of your previous school(s).  Official Transcripts must be officially sealed envelope without indication of being opened or show potential tampering.

    Unofficial college/university records, such as student portal print-outs, are accepted only for the First Year admission application and admission review. These can be uploaded in your GoSoka! Account.

    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 familiarity with the foreign language.

    Dual-language transcripts are also acceptable.


    Applicants who completed their previous studies outside the United States must check our country-specific requirements list below.


    Applicants who have a credential evaluation (or want to have one conducted) for their transcripts can have their documents sent from a NACES member agency to Soka University of America and must meet the "Official Transcripts" standard. Evaluations must include all transcripts associated with the evaluation. Evaluations that do not contain transcripts will not be accepted.


    The Office of Admission will receive transcripts that are submitted via one of the following options:

    1) Official e-transcripts can be sent from the sending institution to Soka University of America through (High School Counselor login page).

    • The transcript must originate from the sending institution.

    2) Official e-transcripts can be sent to Soka University of America from your sending institution via a secure site formally linked to your institution. (E.g., Parchment, Scoir, Navience, Common Application, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.)

    • The transcript must originate from a secure site formally linked to the sending institution.
    • Please instruct the records office/vendor to use our email for the secure site linked to your institution.
    • We do not accept transcripts that are:
      • added to an email as an attachment.
      • shared with services such as Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.

    3) Send official print transcripts via postal service/mail or courier. Transcripts sent by mail must be in an officially sealed envelope without indication of potential tampering.  Please send to the following address:

    Soka University of America
    Office of Admission

    1 University Drive
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656


    All documents submitted to Soka University of America and/or contained in the application file become the property of Soka University of America and cannot be returned for any reason.

    International Transcript Requirements