General Policies

Interdivisional Transfer

Students in good academic standing in Newcomb-Tulane College who wish to transfer to SoPA may do so with the approval of the dean of Newcomb-Tulane College.

Students on probation in Newcomb-Tulane College who wish to improve their academic standing through part-time studies may with the approval of the dean of Newcomb-Tulane College transfer to SoPA, but will be admitted on probation.

Note: Students not eligible to return to another division of Tulane University are generally inadmissible to SoPA. These students may appeal to the SoPA Academic Petitions and Performance Committee for probationary admission.

Students in SoPA who wish to transfer to Newcomb-Tulane College should first obtain the recommendation of the SoPA associate dean for academic affairs. This recommendation is given only to students who have completed at least two semesters in SoPA and are in good academic standing. Students must also have completed at least 18 credits including ENGL 1010, a course satisfying the mathematics requirement, a course satisfying the science requirement, a course that is part of the foreign language requirement, a course satisfying the social science requirement, and a course satisfying the humanities requirement.


SoPA students are governed by the registration policies and procedures set by the university. Consult the Registration Policies and Procedures in the University Policies and Procedures section of the university catalog regarding the registration and confirmation process.

Students with registration holds should clear their blocks prior to the start of the semester.  Students will not be allowed to retroactively register for classes after the deadline for the last day to register/add has passed.

Note: SoPA reserves the right to cancel any course with low enrollment.

Tuition and Fees

Consult the SoPA website for current tuition rates and fee schedules. In addition to tuition, SoPA students pay university and student activity fees. Special fees are charged for laboratory and studio courses, and special examinations as specified in the Schedule of Classes published by the Registrar's Office.

SoPA students may register for courses offered by other divisions at Tulane but must pay a substantially higher tuition for those courses. Several sessions of evening courses are offered each summer at SoPA tuition rates. SoPA students may take daytime Summer School courses without restriction but must pay tuition at the Summer School rate rather than the SoPA rate.

Tuition refunds are allowed for students who drop courses by the dates specified in the academic calendar published online.

Note: Application, lab, other special course fees, and university fees are non-refundable.

Failure to attend a class does not constitute a withdrawal.  Students will still be held responsible for any financial obligations related to a class for which they registered and failed to properly withdraw.

No diploma or transcript will be given to a student who is in default on any payments due to Tulane University.