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Earning College Credit in High School

First-time freshmen who have taken college courses, dual enrollment courses, and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams may be awarded credit for courses at Tulane. Please read the below guidelines on each type of college credit awarded to incoming first-time freshmen.

If you are a transfer applicant, please click here for information on transferring credit specifically for transfer students.

Dual Enrollment Course Credit

Students may have up to 15 credits of dual enrollment coursework considered for transfer credit if it meets the following qualifications (this does not guarantee the approval of your credit transfer*):

  • You earned a grade of C or better
  • Course was listed in the official catalog of the regionally accredited college or university from which you earned credit (Please note that some credits may be denied for applicability to a professional school's major/minor degree requirement due to professional accreditation standards.)
  • Course was taught by faculty of the college/university (this includes faculty who also teach at your high school)

College Course Credit

Students may have college coursework considered for transfer credit without a predetermined credit limit if it meets the following qualifications (this does not guarantee the approval of your credit transfer*):

  • You earned a grade of C or better
  • Course was listed in the official catalog of the regionally accredited college or university from which you earned credit. Please note that some credits may be denied for applicability to a professional school's major/minor degree requirement due to professional accreditation standards.
  • Course was composed primarily of degree-seeking college students
  • Course was taught by faculty of the college/university
  • You enrolled, participated, and were evaluated in the same way(s) as college students enrolled in the course.

Courses sponsored by a college or university but taught by high school teachers and/or offered primarily to high school students will not be considered for transfer credit to Tulane University, even if a college transcript is issued.

*Courses are evaluated after an applicant has been admitted. For more information, please contact Academic Advising.

AP and IB Exam Credit

Tulane awards credit for scores of 4 or 5 on most AP exams and scores of 5, 6, or 7 on most higher-level IB exams. For more information, visit our page on AP and IB credit.