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Where do I send official documents – such as TOEFL test scores and transcripts?

You should send all official documents directly to SOPHAS.

For regular mail, please use this address:

SOPHAS
PO Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471-9111

Please use this address for overnight documents:

SOPHAS
c/o Liaison International
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

 

Is there a designation number I can include on my test form that will send my scores directly to SOPHAS?

Yes, there are different scores for different tests. Please use the codes here:

a. MCAT: SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service)

b.GRE: code #6809

c. TOEFL: designation #6809

 

Where should I send GRE or GMAT scores?

GRE and GMAT scores must be sent directly to SOPHAS.

GMAT scores should be sent to designation code XVC-2Q-89. GMAT scores are only appropriate for applicants applying to master's degrees offered by the Department of Health Systems Management.

 

Is there anything I can do to expedite the 4-6 week processing time that SOPHAS estimates?

Yes! Including your social security number in both your SOPHAS application and test score form will expedite the time it takes for your complete application to reach Tulane.

 

Who actually reviews my application? SOPHAS or the schools I am applying to?

Your application to the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will be reviewed by an admissions committee here at the school, in the department to which you applied. SOPHAS does not make any admissions decisions – the system verifies the accuracy of your material and consolidates it into one application form.

 

Do I really have to enter in all of my previous coursework?

Yes, at this time you must enter each course title, grade, and number of hours into the SOPHAS application. In addition, you must send your transcripts to SOPHAS at the address listed above.

 

How long may my personal essay be?

Your personal essay may be up to 3 pages (single-spaced) in length. However, do not feel compelled to fill up the entire 3 pages if you can express yourself in less.

 

The SOPHAS website informed me that some schools may require additional materials, an additional application, or an additional fee. Does Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine require any of this additional material?

No, the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine does not require any supplementary information.

 

How will I know if Tulane has received my application yet?

Your completed application will be sent to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine approximately 4-6 weeks after SOPHAS has received all required application materials. You will not receive an official notice that your application has been received from Tulane. Please feel free to call the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs regarding your application status at (504) 988-1055.

 

Is there someone I can call to get an update on the status of my application?

Yes! Please feel free to call us here at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. We will be happy to tell you the status of your application. Please call (504) 988-1055 for assistance. You may also send an email regarding your application status at: sphtmadmissions@tulane.edu.

 

Who should I call if I have technical issues with the SOPHAS application?

Please call Liason, the company that runs SOPHAS at (617) 612-2090 for any technical issues. Their customer service line is available Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm EST.

 

Who should I call to ensure that all of my materials have been received by SOPHAS?

For materials sent to SOPHAS, please call (617) 612-2090 to ensure their arrival. Their customer service line is available Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm EST.

 

What if I only want to apply to Tulane School of Public Health? Is there a different application to use? Or should I still apply through SOPHAS?

Even if you only want to apply to Tulane, you should still go through the SOPHAS application service.

 

I have additional questions about SOPHAS. Where can I find more information?

There is a wealth of information on the SOPHAS FAQ website.

 

 

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