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Becoming A Knight

Apply For Admissions

STEP 1: Apply online at and click “Apply Now”

STEP 2: Click on the Undergraduate portal

STEP 3: Create an Account (Use your personal email address)

STEP 4: Check your email for a verification email which will allow you to create a password and complete the application process

STEP 5: Click the “Apply to SUNO” tab

STEP 6: Create your SUNO Application (Freshman, Transfer, Post-Bac, Re-Admit, Cross-Enrollment, or Visiting)

STEP 7: Check your FutureKnight Portal or email daily for updates and/or missing documents

Submit Missing Documents

Submit missing documents via the FutureKnight Portal (Official Transcripts cannot be uploaded via student to portal)


Documents Required:

Current High School Transcript

12th Grade Schedule (if not included on transcript)

ACT/SAT Scores


Upon acceptance we will need a copy of your immunization/shot records

Check Admissions Decision and Confirm Enrollment

An acceptance decision will be rendered via email.


Once you are accepted, CONGRATULATIONS!


Please confirm your enrollment in your future Knight Portal and pay any required fees.


Login To Self-Service Banner

STEP 1: Log on to

STEP 2: Under Students, click the Self-Service Banner link

STEP 3: Scroll down and Select Banner 8 Self-Service

STEP 4: There are two ways to login: click either "Enter Secure Area with MySULogin" or the option to use “U” number and PIN

Enter your User ID: (SUS Email for MySULogin) or (U Number)

Enter your MySULogin Password or PIN:

For first time MySULogin users: the password is first four charaters of your last name (lowercase) and last four digits of your U number (ex. smit1234)

For first time U number users: the PIN is your 6 digit date of birth (MMDDYY). Example: Date of Birth: April 01, 1988 Pin:040188.

STEP 7: Select Login

Banner provides complete access to:

  • View outstanding financial aid requirements
  • Accept offered financial aid
  • Register for classes (new students are registered by an academic advisor)
  • Pay your bill
  • Check your grades

Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1: Students must apply for admission to Southern University at New Orleans. Financial aid is contingent upon being accepted for admission as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate. Federal and state financial assistance will be considered when an applicant has completed all admissions requirements and SUNO has received a valid Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) which indicates the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) within the established deadlines. SUNO’s financial assistance priority deadline is April 15th of each year.

Step 2: Students interested in applying for Federal and state financial aid should complete the FAFSA as early as possible, after January 1st of each year. Financial assistance is available to students who complete the necessary application and are determined eligible. The Student Financial Aid staff will evaluate each student’s need and make awards based on the information obtained from the Student Aid Report (SAR) or ISIR and in accordance with federal, state and University policies and guidelines. Applications are available at local high schools and in SUNO’s Student Financial Aid Office. Students may also complete the FAFSA on the Web and submit it directly to the FAFSA processing system. The Web address is The Federal Student Code for SUNO is 002026.

Step 3: Once the ISIR or SAR, the Data Form (all students must complete the data forms, which can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid and can be downloaded from the web site) and all requested documentation have been received, a student’s eligibility will be determined and an official award package will be generated and available on-line through the Student Web Services at

Step 4: The student should promptly provide all additional requested documentation to the SUNO Student Financial Aid Office. Failure to provide the requested information will prevent further processing of his or her application.

Step 5: If interested in a Federal Stafford Loan, the student must first complete the FAFSA and then complete the Student Loan Data Form. The form must be submitted to the SUNO Financial Aid Office for processing.

Step 6: Student Loans will not be offered to a student until a Student Loan Data Form has been completed and submitted by a student.

Step 7: In order for a student loan to disburse, a student must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.

Deadlines: Priority consideration for financial aid will be given to students who complete the FAFSA and submit all required information to the SUNO Office of Student Financial Aid by April 15th for the upcoming academic year. For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (504) 286-5263.

Apply for Housing (If Needed)

Please note that the housing application closes on May 15th. Housing is limited and not guaranteed. Early application is highly encouraged.

Step 1: Visit the Residence Life and Housing website to view on-campus housing options and policies.

Step 2: Complete the housing application online. You will need your SUS email address and password to apply. Please check your personal email address used when submitting your admission application for this information.

Tip: Applying early increases your chance of getting a housing placement including your preferred hall and roommate.

Tip: Applying early increases your chance of getting a housing placement including your preferred hall and roommate.

Register for Mandatory New Student Orientation

New First-Time Freshman & New Transfer Students need to register for orientation


Connect With Your Student Success Coach

New Freshmen and Transfers with under 60 hours:First Year students and First Time Transfer students who have earned less than 61 credit hours are advised by University College (UC) Academic Advisors. Students must register for New Student Orientation first and will be contacted by their respective Academic Advisor to verify intended major. Visit the University College Website for more information about advising or to meet your UC Academic Advisor.

New Transfer Students with 31+ hours: If you are a new transfer student, you are still required to register for New Student Orientation to learn about campus resources that are offered to you. You are also encouraged to contact your Faculty Advisor, Dean or Chairperson for academic advisement. The goal is to graduate within four years! You can find your Dean and Department Chair Information Here.

Pay Your Bill and Complete Enrollment

View your account balance in Banner to pay in full or set up an installment plan. Even if your financial aid covers your full balance, you must log into Banner to complete the enrollment process.

Your registration is NOT completed until you see the green message in Banner confirming "You have completed the registration process."

Follow these instructions for paying fees online and completing the registration process.

Tip: Pay before the deadline so you won’t be dropped from your classes.