Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Application Instructions

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

Step 1: Read about our Admission 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: Decide which application time line is the right choice for you: Early Action, Single Choice Early Action or Regular Decision.

Early Action (Non-binding): The Early Action (EA) Plan is designed for students who wish to complete the admission process early on in their senior year. EA students must submit application forms and all supporting materials by November 15; students will be notified of an admission decision by December 15. 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. Applying EA does not restrict a student from applying to other schools or applying for Tulane scholarships and financial aid. Students applying EA have until May 1 to notify Tulane and make their final decision.

Single Choice Early Action (Non-binding)
The Single Choice Early Action (SCEA) Plan is also designed for students who wish to complete the application process early on in their senior year. By applying Single Choice, however, students are letting Tulane know that Tulane is their 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 that have rolling admission, regular decision admission processes and state school priority deadlines. SCEA applicants may also apply to a public institution under an early plan, provided an early application is required for consideration for merit scholarships and/or special programs. SCEA students must submit application forms and all supporting materials by November 15; they will be notified of an admission decision by December 15. 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. The SCEA plan does not require an early reply to Tulane; students have until May 1 to make their final decision.

Regular Decision: Applicants for Regular Decision should submit all materials by January 15. We will notify you of our decision on or before April 1.

Step 3: Apply with 1 of 2 applications, the Tulane online application or the Universal College Application. Each application is evaluated in the same way.

Step 4: Review the application checklist and make sure we have received all of the following materials to complete your application:

  • Application (including your personal statement and list of extracurricular activities)
  • High School Transcript
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form*
  • SAT or ACT Scores
    • Tulane's SAT Code: 6832
    • Tulane's ACT Code: 1614
  • Anyone wishing to send optional portfolio or audition materials can find more details on how to do so here

*We do not require additional 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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