Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Transferring Credit

In order to evaluate and transfer credit for the work that you have already completed at another college or university, we need your help.

Official Transcripts
You should submit your official transcripts as soon as possible in order to allow enough time for schedule planning. If you are currently enrolled in classes, please submit a transcript showing both courses you have already taken and those you are currently taking. Once your final grades have posted, please send us a final official transcript by the deadlines below. For submission instructions, visit our contact page.
  • Applicants for fall should submit no later than July 1
  • Applicants for spring should submit no later than January 2
  • If you are taking summer courses, please send us your final transcript as soon as possible
Courses Taken While in College
Part of completing your application for admission is submitting descriptions of your college courses from your college's course catalog. To expedite the evaluation of your credits after you have been admitted, we ask that you
  • Paste course descriptions into a document and include the full course number and title as it appears on your transcript
  • Include your name and date of birth at the top of the page
  • Upload the document into the application for admission when prompted (or email to transfer@tulane.edu)

A course syllabus may also be required in order to allow a more accurate evaluation of potential transfer credit. If so, you will be notified and can email this information to transfer@tulane.edu.

Courses are evaluated after an applicant has been admitted and cannot be reviewed prior to admission. A course credit evaluation will be emailed to the address used to submit your application shortly after you receive an admission letter.

Credit for First-Year Writing Courses
Transfer students may satisfy Tulane’s first-year writing requirement if the course(s) are determined to be equivalent to ENGL 1010 at Tulane. If you receive liberal arts credit for a first-year writing course and not ENGL 1010, you have not satisfied the first-year writing requirement. You may appeal by submitting a course syllabus for reevaluation. Courses that transfer as ENGL 1010 must have required at least 30 pages of writing with revisions after instructor evaluation. They should have covered argument, analysis, research, and exposition.

College Courses Taken While in High School
To get credit for college courses taken while enrolled in high school, complete the Transfer Credit Eligibility Form and Transfer Credit Eligibility Form Supplement and submit them to our office. Students may have up to 15 credits of dual enrollment coursework considered for transfer credit. The following requirements must be met but do not guarantee the approval of your credit transfer:
  • You earned a grade of C or better
  • Course was listed in the official catalog of the regionally accredited college or university from which you earned credit. Please note that some credits may be denied for applicability to a professional school's major/minor degree requirement due to professional accreditation standards.
  • Course was taught by faculty of the college/university

AP and IB Exam Credit
Tulane awards credit for scores of 4 or 5 on most AP exams and scores of 5 or higher on most higher-level IB exams. For more information, visit our page on advanced course placement.

International University Transfer Credit
To transfer credit for courses taken at an international university, your transcript must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES), including credit you may have earned through British-Levels or the French Baccalaureate. You can contact WES at wes.org.

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Meet a transfer student

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