Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Application Instructions

This page provides a step-by-step overview of Tulane's application process.

STEP 1: Read about our Curriculum Requirements.

We have different requirements for transfer, international, and home schooled students. If you are from Louisiana, we have special admission and financial assistance programs just for you.


STEP 2: Select the application timeline that is right for you: Early Action, Single Choice Early Action, or Regular Decision.

Early Action (Non-binding)
Application Deadline: November 15
Decision Notification: December 15

  • Early Action (EA) is designed for students who wish to complete the admission process early in their senior year.
  • EA does not restrict a student from applying to other schools or applying for Tulane scholarships and financial aid.
  • If a student is not admitted in the EA pool, Tulane may defer the admission decision, ask for further supporting materials, and reconsider the application during Regular Decision.
  • Students have until May 1 to notify Tulane and make their final decision.

Single Choice Early Action (Non-binding)
Application Deadline: November 15
Decision Notification: December 15

  • Single Choice Early Action (SCEA) is designed for students who wish to complete the application process early on in their senior year.
  • Designates that Tulane is a student's first-choice institution at the time of applying and that they are not applying to any other schools early (either through early decision or early action).
  • Students may still apply to other institutions with:
    • Rolling admission
    • Regular Decision admission processes
    • State school priority deadlines
    • Early application requirements for merit aid and/or special program consideration at home-state public flagship institutions
  • If a student is not admitted in the SCEA pool, Tulane may defer the admission decision, ask for further supporting materials, and reconsider the application during Regular Decision.
  • Students have until May 1 to notify Tulane and make their final decision.

Regular Decision
Application Deadline: January 15
Decision Notification: April 1

  • Students have until May 1 to notify Tulane and make their final decision.


STEP 3: Apply. We accept the Tulane online application or the Universal College Application. Each application is evaluated in the same way.


STEP 4: Review the application checklist, submit supporting application materials, and check your application status online.

  • Application (including your personal statement and list of extracurricular activities)
  • High School Transcript
  • Secondary School Report/Guidance Counselor Recommendation*
  • SAT or ACT Scores
    • Tulane's SAT Code: 6832
    • Tulane's ACT Code: 1614
  • Optional: Additional portfolio or audition materials

*We do not require teacher recommendations (we only require a guidance counselor recommendation), but we are happy to review additional recommendations you submit. We do not have a specific teacher recommendation form, so we are happy to accept extra recommendations in any format.

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Did You Know?

Tulane's athletic teams are known as the Green Wave after a song written in 1920 by Earl Sparling, then editor of The Hullabaloo.