Key Dates & Requirements

Southern University at New Orleans works diligently to make its admission process as easy as possible.  If your questions regarding admission to SUNO cannot be answered through this Web site, contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 504.286.5235

In selecting incoming freshmen, SUNO uses the following criteria: 

  • Completion of the Louisiana Board of Regents Core Requirements
  • Your academic record 
  • ACT composite scores

Admission to Southern University at New Orleans does not guarantee admission to any particular academic program. Be sure to review the requirements for your desired major through the University’s Academic Catalog

Admissions Deadlines: 

  • Fall Semester – July 1
  • Spring Semester – December 1

Admissions Checklist

Please make sure that all of the following items have been submitted to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions in order for you to be considered for admission. Failure to submit all of the following will result in your application not being reviewed for admission:
  • $20 Application fee (Check or Money Order)
  • Completed Application
  • SAT or ACT score reports
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official Final High School Transcript (required after admission and upon graduation from high school)
  • Immunization Records                   


From 2006 to 2010, the New Orleans Police Department was led by two SUNO graduates -- Warren J. Riley (B'98, M'00) and Marlon Defillo (B'92, M'00).