Adult Admissions

Important Information

Non-degree seeking students do not qualify for financial aid and must renew their status each semester.  In order to become a degree-seeking student, a Change of Status form must be completed.
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Thank you for taking the first steps to starting college or returning to college as an adult. The University of New Orleans Continuing Education team is here to help demystify the process. At any time, please feel free to call us and we will walk you through the enrollment process.

Adult students have several options for enrolling at UNO. See which student classification best compliments your educational needs

  • First time freshman – no college credit
  • Transfer – must have completed 24+ hours of college/non-remedial coursework (including Math and English) with GPA of 2.25+
  • Returning – some college credit, must meet either first time freshman or transfer requirements
  • Special student – non-degree seeking student (includes Golden Agers, students with college degrees, and those students taking classes for fun, preparing for professional exam or graduate school). Consult the Office of Admission for details (504) 280-6595.
  • Guest student – taking classes not offered at home institution

 

The Application Process

1. Complete application for admission
Fill out the UNO online application. Please make sure all necessary information is completed, including your $20 application fee.

2. Send all official high school, college transcripts from all institutions and/or GED Certificate to UNO.
Official transcripts must be mailed to:
Privateer Enrollment Center
University of New Orleans
105 Earl K. Long Library
New Orleans, LA 70148
Office: (504) 280-6595
Fax: (504) 280-3973
pec@uno.edu

3. Submit official test scores (ACT and/or SAT for those)
Request official test scores to be sent to:
Privateer Enrollment Center
University of New Orleans
105 Earl K. Long Library
New Orleans, LA 70148
Office: (504) 280-6595
Fax: (504) 280-3973
pec@uno.edu

Note: If you do not have current ACT or SAT scores, please contact UNO Testing Services at (504) 280-TEST to schedule the COMPASS Test.

Once the Office of Admissions has received and processed your paperwork, you will be notified of the admissions decision via mail and email.