Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Application Instructions

This page provides 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

  • 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.

Early Decision (Binding)
Application Deadline: November 1
Decision Notification: December 15

  • Early Decision (ED) is designed for students who wish to complete the application process early in their senior year.
  • ED designates that Tulane is a student's first-choice institution and that they commit to enroll if admitted.
  • ED applicants must submit a completed Early Decision Agreement form and withdraw applications to other colleges and universities if admitted to Tulane.
  • If a student is not admitted in the ED pool, Tulane may defer the admission decision, ask for further supporting materials, and reconsider the application during Regular Decision.
  • Students have until January 15 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 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.

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