What Is the Admissions Process?
Once students register for an account and submit their transcripts, the admission process is fairly straightforward within the online application portal. Undergraduate programs at SoPA have an open admissions policy with rolling admissions. Graduate applicants must submit a detailed personal statement related to their program of study and may be asked to attend an interview with the program director as part of the admissions process.
Applicants who plan to seek federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are strongly advised to apply at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester. Please note that non-matriculating students and certificate students are not eligible for financial aid.
Students may also apply to earn credit for life and work experiences through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), by completing a Portfolio Assessment, or by completing certifications in public safety training.
The deadline for all applications is January 1 for the spring semester, May 15 for the summer semester, and August 1 for the fall semester.