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, Admitted Transfers Guide, and Financial Aid for Transfers pages, will help guide you through the Tulane transfer process.

Before you apply, we recommend you take a close look at the transfer student application. 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

Scholarships and Financial Aid
We understand that financial aid is an important consideration in the transfer decision. Tulane awards merit scholarships and need-based financial aid to make Tulane affordable and a great value. Transfer students may be offered a merit scholarship, need-based financial aid, or a combination of both after being admitted and submitting the necessary forms. For more information, please visit our financial aid for transfer students page.

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 World Educational Services (WES). This ensures a fair and accurate evaluation of all international transcripts sent to Tulane. Please note that this evaluation may be used by any other university to which you have applied and, ultimately, to any graduate program you may pursue in the future.

International transfer students who have successfully completed 30 or more hours credit hours at an American university may waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. Click here for more information on applying to Tulane as an international student.

Important Deadlines
  Entering Fall Entering Spring

Transfer Admission

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

Related Links:

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Meet a transfer student

 Click here to read about  Paul's transfer experience

Did You Know?

The Sugar Bowl, which began in Tulane Stadium, got its name from Tulane University because the Uptown campus was built on an old sugarcane plantation.