Want to live and work legally in the U.S., but you’re not marrying an American or an investor? Alcorn's experts have you covered. With Alcorn Academy's Extraordinary Ability Prep Courses (pre-recorded or live), everybody has the chance to pave the path for a U.S. visa or green card. Join Sophie Alcorn as she walks you through, step by step, what you can do to improve your portfolio of accomplishments to qualify.

Alcorn Academy's Extraordinary Ability Prep Courses takes a deep dive into the O-1A visa and EB-1A green card for extraordinary ability as well as the EB-2 green card in the National Interest Waiver category (EB-2 NIW). Learn about the details of what it takes to file a successful petition.

You can choose which course is right for you! Whether you need live assistance and questions answered or want to tackle it with help from video, Alcorn Academy courses are here to help you succeed.

Alcorn Academy

The original Alcorn Academy: Extraordinary Ability Prep Course takes a deep dive into the O-1A visa and EB-1A green card for extraordinary ability as well as the EB-2 green card in the National Interest Waiver category (EB-2 NIW). Learn what it takes to file a successful petition in these categories.

In just eight weeks, launch your U.S. journey forward with this information-packed online course! You will receive access to…

  • Fifteen information-packed modules
  • Exclusive videos with Sophie Alcorn
  • Supplemental listening guides
  • Details on what it takes to file a successful petition
  • Extra educational resources, such as handouts, articles, and templates!

This course is designed to give you the tools you need to evaluate your current qualifications and strengthen your resume to help you have the opportunity to succeed at U.S. immigration.

Alcorn Academy: LIVE!

Our latest course, Alcorn Academy Live, features in-person sessions with Sophie Alcorn. You'll benefit from her experience in immigration law and insights gained from thousands of successful O-1A, EB-1A, and EB-2 NIW cases. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of the U.S. immigration system and equip you with the knowledge and strategies you need to achieve your immigration freedom.

Here's what you can expect from Alcorn Academy LIVE:

  • 8 weeks of live AMAs
  • Personalized attention and support
  • Interactive sessions where you can ask me questions directly and engage with classmates both in class and online
  • Practical insights and tips to optimize your visa or green card application process
  • Weekly sessions will run from July 31 through September 18 at 5 p.m. Pacific.


"I was able to enroll in the Extraordinary Ability Bootcamp and I am already learning a lot. The podcast and bootcamp made me realize that I am talented and I do have a chance to perhaps secure a EB1-A in the future. Sophie gives a lot of talented immigrants immense resources and help at a low cost - something which most lawyers would not - so all my gratitude to her." - M.D.

"First in terms of the breadth and clarity of advice given to me by Sophie while exploring the most suitable visa types and then during the application preparation process. The visa type that I had to apply for has a complex set of criteria that need to be met and proven to ensure a successful application, inasmuch the visa status is difficult to achieve... I cannot imagine that the petition would have been successful without the support and continued hard work of the Alcorn Immigration Law team!"

- Anonymous Happy Client

"Very good experience with the Alcorn Immigration Law team. I was applying for a NIW green card program and they definitely help me a lot, formatting the documents, preparing the petition, etc... Without them, in this particular challenging time, sure that the result would have been different, btw I have been approved."

- Anonymous Happy Client

Sophie Alcorn, immigration attorney and course instructor.

About Sophie Alcorn

Sophie is a top 10 California immigration attorney, entrepreneur, and thought leader. She is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. 

Sophie’s mission is to help people harness their strengths, follow their hearts, and live their dreams in the U.S. Alcorn Immigration Law has been lauded as the Top Immigration Law Firm For Startups In California. Global entrepreneurs, investors, and even countries frequently seek her counsel on immigration, mobility, and economic policy.

Sophie is passionate about enabling global changemakers to have the opportunity to live their dreams. After supporting thousands of immigrants to live and work legally in the U.S., Sophie brings her experience to this course, so that everybody has the chance to harness these important immigration pathways.