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Application Instructions

Below you'll find a step-by-step overview of Tulane's application process.

Step 1

Review our checklist and application requirements.

Step 2

Select the application timeline that is right for you:

Early Action (Non-binding)

Application Deadline: November 15
Decision Notification: December 20
Deposit Deadline: May 1

  • 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.

Early Decision (Binding)

Application Deadline: November 1
Decision Notification: December 15
Deposit Deadline: January 15

  • Early Decision (ED) is designed for students whose first choice is Tulane University.
  • ED is a binding decision, and students admitted through the ED timeline are committed to withdrawing all applications from other universities and enrolling at Tulane.
  • ED applicants, a parent, and a guidance counselor must sign the Early Decision Agreement form in order for the ED application to be considered complete.
  • ED applicants have the option to participate in the Early Decision Interview Program between September 1 and October 15. The Early Decision Interview Program for Fall 2016 has now concluded. If you are applying to Tulane as an ED applicant and were unable to participate, be assured the alumni interview is optional and the lack of an interview will not adversely affect your application.

Early Decision II (Binding)

Application Deadline: January 6
Decision Notification: January 31
Deposit Deadline: February 15

  • Early Decision II (ED II) is designed for students who missed the Early Decision (November 1) deadline but whose first choice is Tulane University.
  • Students who have submitted an Early Action or Regular Decision may switch to ED II by notifying their admission counselor by January 5.
  • Students who were deferred or denied from Early Decision may not switch to or reapply using ED II.
  • Students who were deferred from Early Action to the Regular Decision timeline may switch to ED II.
  • ED II is a binding decision, and students admitted through it are committed to withdrawing all applications from other universities and enrolling at Tulane.
  • ED II applicants, a parent, and a guidance counselor must sign the Early Decision Agreement form form in order for the ED II application to be considered complete.

Regular Decision

Application Deadline: January 15
Decision Notification: April 1
Deposit Deadline: May 1

Step 3

APPLY.
We accept the Common Application or the Tulane online application. Each is evaluated in the same way.

Step 4

Check your email for information on logging into... Your Application Status Portal

There, you can review your application checklist and begin working on separate scholarship applications. You will also receive information on logging into Gibson Online, where you may monitor the financial aid process.

*We do not require teacher recommendations (only a counselor recommendation), but we are happy to review additional recommendations you submit. Please submit extra recommendations in PDF format. Your recommender or counselor may submit additional recommendations electronically (through Naviance or SENDedu) or via email to submit@tulane.edu.