Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Transfer Students

The transfer student admission process works differently than the initial college admission process. The information below, as well as on the "Transferring Credit" and "Admitted Transfers Guide" site pages, will help guide you through the Tulane transfer process.

Before you apply, we recommend that you take a close look at the transfer student application, and *if you are currently enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies, please click here.

Visiting Campus
The best way to find out what awaits you at Tulane is to visit campus.  On our visit page, you may sign up for a campus tour or other special visit programs. 

Application Requirements
In order to complete the transfer application process, you must submit the following materials if they were not already included in your admission application:

  • Application
  • High school transcript(s)
  • College transcript(s) - College Transcript Request Form
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • College Course Descriptions (Please submit a 2-5 sentence course description from your college(s) on-line course catalog for every college course taken or in progress; combine all course descriptions into a word document and email it to transfer@tulane.edu along with your full name and date of birth.)
  • Additional requirements for international applicants: TOEFL or IELTS score as well as a completed Certification of Finances form

Financial Aid
In order to be considered for need-based aid, applicants must submit the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by the dates listed below. The majority of need-based financial aid awarded by Tulane is grant money which, like a scholarship, does not have to be repaid. Need-based financial aid may also be in the form of loans and work-study.  By submitting both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, you will be considered for grants, loans, and the work-study program. Only after an applicant has been offered admission will he/she be reviewed for need-based financial aid. After financial aid has been awarded by the Office of Financial Aid, the total award, including scholarships and financial aid, may be viewed here.

For International Transfer Students
If you have taken university courses at a non-American, international university, it is necessary that your university courses be evaluated by the World Educational Services (WES). This ensures a fair and accurate evaluation of all international transcripts sent to Tulane. Please be advised that this evaluation can be used by any other university to which you have applied and, ultimately, to any graduate program you may pursue in the future. If WES has already evaluated your transcript, please have the results sent to Tulane University.
World Educational Services may be reached at WWW.WES.ORG.

Important Deadlines

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Transfer Admission
Application Deadlines

Early notification: February 1
Regular notification: June 1
November 1
Financial Aid Submission Deadlines June 1 December 1
Commitment Deposit Deadlines July 1 January 3
Housing Application Deadlines
July 1 December 1


Guest Admission
If you plan to spend one semester or a year as a non-degree visiting student from another college, and checked off “guest” on your application, you are considered a guest student. Scholarships are not available for guest students.

*School of Continuing Studies
If you are currently enrolled in Tulane University School of Continuing Studies and wish to become a full-time student, you should request an inter-divisional transfer from SCS and contact the Newcomb-Tulane Undergraduate College office at 504-865-5720.

Still have other questions? Help is on the way! Simply email your additional questions to transfer@tulane.edu or call 1-800-873-WAVE.

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