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. 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 February 1
  • If you are taking summer courses, please send us your final transcript as soon as possible
Courses Taken in College
To expedite the evaluation process, you should submit a copy of the descriptions of your college courses from your school's course catalog at the time of application.
  • Paste course descriptions into a document and save it with your name and date of birth in the file name
  • Upload the document into the application for admission when prompted (or email to transfer@tulane.edu)
  • Include the full course number and title as it appears on your official college transcript
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 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. To receive credit, the following requirements should be met:

  • Course was listed in the official catalog of the college or university from which you earned credit
  • Course was composed primarily of degree-seeking college students
  • Course was taught by faculty of the college/university on its campus
  • You earned a grade of C or better
  • We receive an official transcript from the institution at which you took the course

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 upper 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.

Related Links:

Meet a transfer student

 Click here to read about  Paul's transfer experience

Did You Know?

Tulane has more than 200 majestic live oaks shading its campus.