Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

guide for admitted transfer students

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Exploring Opportunities at Tulane and Enrolling
All admitted transfer students receive a user name and password to log into a personal website where they may sign up to attend admission events in the spring, submit an enrollment deposit and submit a deposit for on-campus housing consideration. An e-mail with all of the necessary information will be sent to the email address used to submit the application approximately two weeks after receiving an admission letter. Please contact transfer@tulane.edu with questions.

Paying a Deposit and Applying for Housing
Through the admitted student website (see above), you may pay an enrollment deposit of either $250 (if you wish to live off-campus) or $500 (if you wish to live on-campus). On-campus housing is guaranteed for students enrolling for spring/January who pay deposits by January 2 and for students enrolling for fall/August who pay deposits by July 1. Transfers who pay deposits after these dates may still obtain on-campus housing, but those requests are subject to available space.

Enrollment deposits must be paid online by January 2 for the spring term, and by August 1 for the fall term.

  Entering Fall (Early) Entering Fall (Regular) Entering
Enrollment & Housing Deposit Aug 1 Aug 1 Jan 2
FAFSA & CSS Profile Jun 1 Jun 1 Dec 1

School and Major
All full-time students are enrolled in Newcomb-Tulane Undergraduate College. Students are additionally enrolled in the school housing the major designated on your application. If you did not indicate a major, you will be an “undecided” student in Newcomb-Tulane College. Undergraduate degrees may be earned in the following schools: the School of Architecture, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Public Health, and the School of Science and Engineering.

Sending Immunization Records
In order to register for classes, all students must provide proof of immunization to the Student Health Center by uploading their records to Tulane's Student Health Portal. To find out more about the immunization requirements and to download forms to be completed, please visit the Student Health Center's immunization webpage.

Consulting your Academic Advisor and Registering for Classes
All enrolling transfer students work with Shelby Siegel in the Academic Advising Center to review the transfer of previous college credits and for assistance with scheduling their first semester at Tulane. Once you have been admitted, you may email her at ssiegel6@tulane.edu to schedule an appointment.

Registration is a simple, online process. Registration information will be sent to you shortly after we receive your enrollment deposit.  Registration begins in April for the fall term and in November for the spring term. To prepare for registration, visit the Registrar Office website and click on “Schedule of Classes.” You will also find the academic calendar at this site. The Academic Advising Center Website provides quick links to the University Catalog, information regarding the Core Curriculum and other helpful resources.

Orientation Activities
The Office of Student Affairs coordinates a thorough and enjoyable series of orientation activities so that you can get to know Tulane, New Orleans and your new classmates. Many of the orientation events are open to all new students, both first year and transfers, but Tulane also coordinates a number of orientation events exclusively for transfer students. In the fall, orientation for transfer students begins one day earlier than first-year student move-in day. In the spring, the transfer student orientation takes place the Sunday before classes begin for the spring semester. Transfer exclusive events last year included a transfer student welcome reception, a French Quarter dinner and haunted history tour, a city tour including Tulane’s uptown neighborhood, a cupcake social, a cooking class and a pizza party.  More details can be found at the Orientation Website.

Contact Information
We understand that you may still have some questions, and we are here to help.




Academic Advising Center



School of Architecture



School of Liberal Arts



School of Public Health



School of Science & Engineering



A.B. Freeman School of Business



University Registrar



Financial Aid



Dining Services



Housing and Residential Life



Student Health Center



Student Programs






Technology Services




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Did You Know?

The Newcomb College Institute is an academic center offering educational and co-curricular programs designed to enhance women's education at Tulane University. The institute's mission furthers a 120-year old Newcomb College legacy of providing all undergraduate women students with programs, tools, and experiences to enhance their leadership and scholarship.