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Tulane SoPA Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement. We look forward to getting to know you—whether you're returning to school to build on your current work, defining your path to a new career, or working toward a higher paying and more rewarding opportunity. Learn more about our admission process for undergraduate and graduate programs of study.

What Materials Are Needed for the Application?

Applicants for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the School of Professional Advancement must submit their official transcripts. Undergraduate students must have a high school diploma or GED and be in good standing from any prior higher education institutions attended. Graduate students must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average, according to their transcripts.

Transcripts can be submitted electronically by sending an email to, or they can be mailed to the following address:

Academic Records
Tulane SoPA Elmwood Campus
800 E. Commerce Road, Suite 100
Harahan, LA 70123.

Graduate students must submit transcripts from all prior undergraduate institutions. Non-matriculating undergraduate students must send proof of high school diploma or GED.

Students can begin their online application by first registering for an account and then submitting their transcripts. As part of the application, students will need to submit an immunization compliance form to the Student Health Center, upload an official government-issued photo ID, and pay the required application fee. The fee for applicants is $40 for undergraduate programs and $50 for graduate programs. To learn more about requirements for applying, visit our Admission Requirements: Undergraduate and Admission Requirements: Graduate pages.

Summer Only Admission
Applicants who currently intend to attend Tulane for summer programs only and then return to another university should submit their applications through the Summer School program portal. Be sure to check the Schedule of Classes for up-to-date information.

What Is the Admissions Process?

Once students register for an account and submit transcripts, the admission process is fairly straightforward within the online application portal. Undergraduate programs of study at Tulane SoPA have an open admissions policy with rolling admissions. Graduate applicants submit a detailed personal statement related to the program of study, and may be asked to interview with the director of the program 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 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), completing a Portfolio Assessment, or by completing certifications in public safety training.

The deadline for admission is two weeks prior to a semester’s start. Graduate students must apply at least one month prior to the semester’s start.

For more details, visit our How to Apply: Undergraduate and How to Apply: Graduate pages.

How Will Applicants Be Notified of Acceptance?

If you are admitted to Tulane SoPA as an undergraduate or graduate applicant, you will receive a notice sent to your respective email address listed on your application. You will then receive a user ID and password. If you are a returning student to Tulane, you will have your previous TU user ID and passwords reactivated.

Once you are accepted, you can meet with an academic advisor and schedule your classes online.

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