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SoPA and Tulane University are excited to announce the transition back to campus for the fall semester. While we encourage students to continue to meet with advisors, faculty and staff remotely, our offices will be open for limited in-person visits. Beginning Monday August 3, Elmwood offices are open 8:30A.M.– 5:00P.M. Gibson Hall offices will remain closed as Tulane renovates new space for SoPA on the Uptown campus. All faculty and staff are working and available.

Please continue to check your Tulane email, Canvas, the SoPA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Return to Campus page for updates.

Requirements for Undergraduate Admission

SoPA undergraduate students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to be admitted, but must hold a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma. Continued enrollment is based on satisfactory academic performance.

Individuals wishing to study at SoPA should complete the online application form.

Required application items:

  1. Valid government issued ID
  2. Non-refundable $40 processing fee. Applications cannot be processed without this fee.
  3. High school transcript of GED diploma

Applicants who have attended college previously must request transcripts from all institutions where they were previously enrolled. Unofficial transcripts may be used for admission purposes. Official transcripts are required before a student may register for classes. Those who have not previously attended college must submit a copy of their high school transcript (or equivalent) with their application.

Individuals desiring to attend SoPA who do not plan to earn a degree (i.e. are “non-matriculating”) do not need to submit transcripts of previous college work. However, proof of high school graduation is still required. Students dismissed from, or on probation at, their last college may be admitted to SoPA on probation, at the discretion of the Academic Performance Committee. Conditions of probation at entry generally include a load limit of seven credits in the first semester. Continued enrollment after entering on probation is generally contingent upon the student earning grades of C or better in all courses taken in the first semester.

Prior SoPA students who have been inactive for one year (three consecutive semesters) will be required to re-apply for admission to SoPA. This includes submitting a new admissions application and application fee. SoPA students who were not enrolled in classes the previous semester must go to the online application to update their contact information and their government-issued ID.