Freshman Applicants and Requirements

Applicants for admission to SUNO are reviewed based on their academic achievements during their time at an accredited high school or on GED scores as well as their scores on either the SAT or ACT examinations.  Southern University at New Orleans is a member of the Southern University System, the only system of publicly funded, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the nation.  It is mandated by the Louisiana Board of Regents that specific courses are required for any student that seeks admission to any school within the Southern System. These are known as the Regents Core Requirements.  Each student applying to Southern University at New Orleans must successfully complete the following coursework:

 Louisiana High School Graduates

Out-of-State High School Graduates, GED or Home Schooled

  • Option 1: Complete the same requirements as Louisiana high school graduates.
  • Option 2:  At least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum (this document is attached), no more than one developmental course, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 , core GPA of 2.0, and ACT composite score of at least 20.
  • Option 3: ACT composite score of at least 23 and no more than one developmental course needed.

Transfer Students

Students applying for admission are expected to be eligible for re-admittance to their transferring institution before admission to SUNO.  Provisional admission is available to transferring students pending receipt of work-in-progress is provided with all other supporting documents.  Provisional admission may be cancelled if an official academic transcript has not been received by the University within 30 days of application.

The maximum number of hours a student is allowed to transfer is 93 from 4-year and 64 hours from 2-year regionally accredited institutions with a minimum passing grade of C.  Transfer students with less than 18 semester hours of course work will be admitted to the University under the first-time freshmen requirements.  Official evaluation of transfer courses will be provided upon receipt of a completed application and official transcripts.  Students may be required to furnish course descriptions/syllabi of previous work.  Students will be advised in the academic department of their chosen major.

Effective fall 2015, students desiring to transfer from Regionally Accredited colleges and universities to Southern University at New Orleans must satisfy the following criteria for admission:

 Criteria 1

  •  Earned a transferrable Associate Degree (AA, AS, LA Transfer Degree) or higher.

Criteria 2

  • Earned a minimum of 18 credit hours of college-level coursework; AND
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college-level coursework;  AND
  • Have earned credit for college level math with a grade of C or better; AND
  • Have earned credit for college level English with a grade of C or better.

Criteria 3

  • Earned a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level coursework from a college/university freshman bridge program; AND
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college-level coursework;  AND
  • Have earned credit for college level math with a grade of C or better; AND
  • Have earned credit for college level English with a grade of C or better.

Adult Students*

Adults aged 25 or older (as of the end of the calendar year in which admission is sought) who have attended post-secondary institutions must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Earned a minimum of 18 credit hours of college-level coursework; AND
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college-level coursework;  AND
  • Have earned credit for college level math with a grade of C or better; OR
  • Have earned credit for college level English with a grade of C or better; AND
  • May need no more than one developmental course.

*COMPASS placement test may be used for placement.

The Board of Regents Master Articulation Matrix for 2014-15 is used to determine transfer credit awarded to students transferring from one public university in Louisiana to another.

 

Test Scores

SUNO requires applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission.  Freshman applicants under 24 years of age must submit official SAT or ACT scores.

Applicants for whom English is their second language must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in addition to any other required test scores.

Testing Codes:

SAT - 1647     ACT - 1611    TOEFL - 6711

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