Special Precautions

March 19, 2019 (update): The safety and health of our community and visitors is very important to us. Given the underlying uncertainty of the coronavirus situation, we are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely.

While there are no active COVID-19 cases on campus, Soka University has decided to take special precautions. Since March 10, the Office of Admission has been regretfully canceling organized individual and group campus tours, and events. Visitors who have been invited and/or registered will be contacted.

Currently, the Office of Admission is continuing to review and process materials and assist students with their application materials, enrollment checklists, and processes. During this time, we welcome you to reach out to your admission counselor (phone or email) listed on our “Meet Your Counselor” page.  

It is our hope to return to welcoming visitors; until we reach what we consider a “normal” time, we will provide updates for future opportunities by email and on this webpage. Community measures and information can be found on our university Coronavirus Update and Precautions webpage.

Paving Your Path Begins Here

Devoted to the principle of developing your mind and heart as a citizen of the world, a Soka Education asks what do you want to contribute to the world?

  • Why Soka?

    Learn more about how you fit into SUA’s unique interdisciplinary liberal arts program. 

  • How to Apply

    Find checklists for applying to SUA as an undergraduate. 

  • Meet Your Counselor

    Get personal help with your application.

Application Dates and Deadlines

SUA provides and Early Action process by which students can receive early notification of acceptance.  Early Action is non-binding at SUA. Most applicants choosing the Early Action option have high academic qualifications. Students who are not admitted into Early Action are rolled into Regular Admission and be re-assessed.

Notification of Decision: December 1

Students interested in applying to SUA or need a little more time to complete their application can apply for Regular Admission.  

Notification of Decision: March 1

What our world most requires now is the kind of education that fosters love for humankind, that develops character—that provides an intellectual basis for the realization of peace and empowers learners to contribute to and improve society.

Daisaku Ikeda
Founder, Soka University

Experience Soka University

Soka University student-led tour.

Campus Tours

See and experience the beauty of Soka University’s campus and surroundings in Aliso Viejo, CA. Tours are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with opportunities to meet an admission counselor. Sign up today!

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Lions Roar: Open House and Campus Days

Join us for a day to remember. This is a great way for high school junior and senior students to meet Soka students, our distinguished faculty and staff and to experience Soka academics and student life.

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Around Aliso Viejo

There is plenty to explore at Soka and around Aliso Viejo. In addition to nearby eateries and entertainment, the Soka Performing Arts Center is a modern venue that features world-class acoustics and attracts performers from around the globe.

Contact Us

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our team of admission counselors is here to assist you through every step of your college search and admission process. 

Meet your undergraduate admission counselor and see when we are visiting a college fair near you.


Submit a request for information to be added to our email and mail list.  We will frequently send out emails informing you of the various opportunities, events, admission reminders, a more.  We will also send you materials about Soka University in the mail.

Soka University
Office of Admission
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA  92656

Undergraduate Admission
(949) 480-4150 | admission@soka.edu

Graduate Admission
(949) 480-4150 | grad_admissions@soka.edu

Office of Financial Aid
(949) 480-4342 | financialaid@soka.edu

International Student Services
(949) 480-4150 | oiss@soka.edu