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Welcome to the new Tulane School of Professional Advancement.

Our name has changed from the School of Continuing Studies but our mission has stayed the same.

How to Apply: Graduate

Contact the Graduate Program Director

Please contact the graduate program director for your chosen program prior to applying:

Apply for Admission

Complete the online application, upload your official government-issued photo ID, and pay the $50 application fee.

Submit Official Transcripts

Graduate students must submit transcripts from all prior undergraduate institutions. Official transcripts must be received before a student can be admitted. Electronic transcripts are preferred: send to To mail transcripts, please use the following address:

6823 St. Charles Avenue
125 Gibson Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Schedule an Interview

Contact the graduate director (see above) of your desired program to schedule an interview in person, via telephone, or via video link. Schedule the interview after your transcripts have been sent to SoPA.

Apply for Financial Aid

Federal financial aid, primarily in the form of loans, is available to degree-seeking graduate students.  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Visit the Office of Financial Aid’s website for more detailed information.

Submit Immunization Compliance

The immunization compliance form is provided to each student as part of the online application.  The form must be completed and filed electronically with the Tulane Student Health Center. For questions about the form and immunization requirements, contact the Student Health Center.

Once Admitted:  Activate Email

If you are admitted to SoPA, you will receive a Tulane email user ID and password, sent to the personal email address listed on your application. (Students returning to Tulane will have their previous TU user ID and passwords reactivated). For email assistance, contact the Help Desk at (504) 862-8888. An active Tulane email address and password are required to access Gibson Online, Tulane’s student portal used to register for classes.

Schedule Your Classes

Review the semester’s course offerings online. Be sure to click the School of Professional Advancement search button when reviewing the schedule of classes. Finally, to register for your selected courses, visit Gibson Online.