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Transferring Made Easy. Earn a Tulane Degree Online or On-Campus.

You belong at Tulane! At the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, we make the transfer process as simple as possible.


Earn your bachelor’s degree from Tulane for less than $35,000* when you transfer 60 credits


Access to tuition scholarships and academic PTK scholarship can further reduce your costs


Waived application fee


Dedicated advisement to walk you through the transfer process


Complete your degree online, on-campus, or in combination. Courses available on your schedule

 

 Simple Transfer Process

At the Tulane School of Professional Advancement, we know that finding the right place to continue your education is a huge decision. You may transfer up to 60 credits to our undergraduate programs.

Start the process today in a few easy steps:

1 | Fill out our simple application
2 | Indicate on the application that you will be transferring credit
3 | Put the code “transfer” in the waive fee box
4 | Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you previously attended
4a | Previous institutions may forward electronic transcripts to soparecords@tulane.edu
4b | If electronic transcripts are not available, official transcripts in unopened envelopes from the institution may be mailed to:
SoPA Admissions
800 E. Commerce Rd.
Suite 100
Harahan, LA 70123

An academic advisor will contact you shortly to identify your transferable courses.

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 Undergraduate Transfer Requirements

Undergraduate students must meet the following requirements in order to transfer up to 60 credits to Tulane SoPA:

  • Credits must be earned from a fully accredited higher education institution
  • You must have earned at least a C in the course

Requirements needed to transfer credits:

  • Tulane SoPA must offer a course comparable to the one you want to transfer
  • You may need to show a syllabus and/or detailed course description

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 Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

An undergraduate education doesn’t have to be a financial sacrifice. SoPA students pay relatively low tuition and fees. Tuition is $1,728 per course, meaning you can earn your bachelor’s degree from Tulane for less than $34,000* when you transfer 60 credits.

All transfer students are eligible for a $500 scholarship for their first 3 consecutive semesters. Students who earned an associate degree from a Minority Serving Institution, are full-time teachers or paraprofessionals, are PTK graduates, or are active-duty military personnel qualify for 20% off tuition. Community college Phi Theta Kappa honor society graduates qualify for up to $3,000/year in tuition gap scholarships.

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Why SoPA? What We Offer You

SoPA is dedicated to educating students to solve real-world problems.

Bachelor Degrees

We offer both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the Bachelor of Science degree (BS) that build on your transfer credits in a range of disciplines that can help you develop knowledge and skills for success in the workplace.

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Accelerated Master’s Degrees

Tulane SoPA Accelerated Master’s degree programs provide undergraduate transfer students with an opportunity to get a head start on graduate education and earn a master’s degree in a single year following the completion of their bachelor’s degree. The program allows SoPA students to apply six graduate credits completed during their senior year toward both their undergraduate and their master’s degrees.

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Flexible Courses On-Campus and Online

At Tulane SoPA, you can design your education to fit your needs. Out of state? Most undergraduate courses are available online and on your schedule. Local to New Orleans? Come throw a necklace on the bead tree on your way to class on the Uptown campus or design a logo and website for a start-up company in state-of-the-art design labs at our Elmwood campus. Whether online or on-campus, we make sure you feel a part of the Tulane family.

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A Degree With Name Recognition

Ranked in the top 40 universities in the country by U.S. News, Tulane University is a world-renowned institution. You’ll gain access to robust alumni and professional networks to help enhance your opportunities, both while you study and after you graduate.

 

Louisiana Community and Technical College Transfer Students

Our transfer agreement with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) gives LCTCS graduates an opportunity to seamlessly transfer and earn a Tulane bachelor’s degree in nine high-demand fields. If you are transferring from an LCTCS school, click here to learn the benefits and process.

 

 FAQs

At Tulane SoPA, we want to make sure all your questions about transferring are answered. You can always send questions to asksopa@tulane.edu and an admission representative will respond within 48 hours. Below are answers to your transfer FAQs.

How many credits can I transfer?

Undergraduate students may transfer up to 60 credits. Learn more about undergraduate transfer here.

Graduate students may transfer up to 9 credits.

What requirements need to be met to get credit for courses?

  • Credits must be earned from a fully accredited higher educational institution
  • You must have earned a C in the course for undergraduate credit and at least a B in the course for graduate credit
  • Tulane SoPA must offer a course comparable to the one you want to transfer
  • You may need to show a syllabus and/or detailed course description
  • For the General Legal Studies program, only courses taken at an American Bar Association-approved paralegal program may be transferred. Coursework from foreign universities will be referred to the World Education Services for evaluation and translation, if necessary.

How long does it take to send transcripts electronically? What about by US mail?

We prefer to receive electronic transcripts.

Electronically submitted transcripts are usually received within 24-72 hours.  Transcripts sent via US mail may take up to 2 weeks.

Electronic transcripts should be sent to soparecords@tulane.edu

Official transcripts in unopened envelopes from the institution may be mailed to: SoPA Admissions 800 E. Commerce Rd. Suite 100 Harahan, LA 70123

Will my previous coursework be transferred to Tulane SoPA?

Tulane SoPA will work with students to transfer in as many credits as possible as long as all other criteria for eligible credits are met as stated above.

Does SoPA accept military credit? What about first responder credit?

SoPA students can be awarded up to 12 elective credits to individuals who are graduates of training academies for police officers, firefighters, and paramedics.  Individuals applying for these credits must be able to document their graduation from a training academy and/or certification as a firefighter, a police officer, or paramedic.

Can I receive credit for work and life experience in addition to transfer credits from my previous institution?

At the undergraduate level students can transfer in a maximum of 60 credits and at the graduate level a maximum of 9 credits.  This includes credit or work and life experience.  Speak with your academic advisor on the best ways to combine these credits.

How do I start the transfer process?

Start the process today in a few easy steps:

  • Fill out our simple application
  • Indicate on the application that you will be transferring credit
  • Put the code “transfer” in the waive fee box
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you previously attended

Can I apply for financial aid as a transfer student?

Tulane SoPA is accessible and affordable. By transferring 60 credits, you can earn your bachelor’s degree from Tulane for less than $35,000, and even less if you qualify for one of our tuition discount scholarships. We also offer any PTK students transferring to Tulane up to $1,500 per semester to help fill the gaps between tuition, mandatory fees, and awarded financial aid. For more information, visit our financial assistance page.  https://sopa.tulane.edu/admissions/financial-assistance

Who do I contact if I have questions?

You can reach our admissions staff at asksopa@tulane.edu

Can I receive credit for courses taken 5 or more years ago?

Speak with an academic advisor on the limitations of course transfer. Send questions to:

sopaadvising@wave.tulane.edu

What types of credit will not transfer?

  • Courses listed on a transcript without a grade
  • Courses carrying grades but not credit hours
  • Vocational/technical courses
  • Internship
  • Other examination credit
  • Practica
  • Assessment credit
  • Experiential learning
  • Preparatory, Developmental, or Remedial courses
  • Continuing Education courses
  • Competency-based credit (reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Does my current college have an articulation agreement with Tulane SoPA?

Our transfer agreement with the Louisiana Technical and Community Colleges gives LCTCS graduates an opportunity to seamlessly transfer and earn a Tulane bachelor’s degree for less than $35,000.  Learn more at https://sopa.tulane.edu/louisiana-community-technical-college-transfer-students

We have multiple partners for graduate education.  Learn more at https://sopa.tulane.edu/admissions/student-transfers/graduate

Does Tulane SoPA accept grades below a C?

No. You must have earned a C or better in undergraduate courses and a B or better in graduate courses you choose to transfer.

 

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*SoPA undergraduate tuition is currently $576/credit hour, with most courses being 3-credit hours or $1,728 per course. A student who transfers 60 credits will pay $34,560 to complete the required additional 60 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.