The School of Continuing Studies at Tulane is pleased to be a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges. Since Tulane is a private university, SCS has no special residency or legal domicile requirements found at state institutions. SCS has an “open” admissions policy that places more emphasis on a student’s potential rather than his or her past educational record. Students are admitted if they have graduated from high school or have a GED. There are no admissions tests or required ACT/SAT scores.
The School of Continuing Studies became a voluntary member of SOC in order to help meet the undergraduate-level educational needs of both active-duty and retired military servicemembers. The School of Continuing Studies has agreed to extend to servicemembers educational opportunities that may be distinct from common institutional practices both at Tulane and many other colleges and universities. This is best characterized by the School of Continuing Studies agreeing to be flexible and recognizing the unique and sometimes limiting conditions faced by servicemembers. This includes awarding credit through the use of CLEP and other accepted practices, and the use of the ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.