Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Transferring credit

We do our best to evaluate and transfer credit for the work that you have already completed at another college or university. To do this, we need your help.

Credit for College Courses Taken While Enrolled in College
To expedite the transfer credit evaluation process, we ask that you submit a copy of the college course descriptions for the courses you have taken from your college course catalog(s) at the time of application. Copy and paste the course descriptions into a Word document (that includes your name and date of birth) and upload the document into the application for admission when prompted. If you submit the application without including your course descriptions, you may email them later as an attachment to transfer@tulane.edu. Please make sure that each description includes the full course number and title as it appears on your official college transcript in addition to the full description of the course. 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 email address used to submit the application for admission within two weeks of receiving an admission letter.

Request Official Transcripts
If you are applying for the fall semester, be sure to have your final, official spring transcript sent to us no later than July 1.* If you are in summer school, please send us your final summer school transcript as soon as possible. If you are applying for the spring semester, your final fall transcript is due to us no later than February 1. These deadlines are important; the sooner we are able to evaluate your courses, the sooner you can begin planning your schedule at Tulane. Transcripts can be mailed to:

Tulane University
Admission Processing Center
PO Box 13852
New Orleans, LA 70118

Transfer Credit for First-Year Writing Courses
Transfer students may satisfy Tulane’s first-year writing requirement if the course(s) to be transferred 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 to us so we can reevaluate the curriculum. Courses that transfer as ENGL 1010 must have required at least 30 pages of writing with revisions after instructor evaluation and covered these topics: argument, analysis, research, and exposition.

College Courses Taken While in High School
If you took any college courses while enrolled in high school and you would like them to be considered for college credit, please complete the Transfer Credit Eligibility Form and the Transfer Credit Eligibility Form Supplement. These forms should be returned to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. We will consider these courses for transfer if all of the following requirements are met:

1.) The course was listed in the official catalog of the college or university from which you earned credit
2.) The course was composed primarily of degree-seeking college students
3.) The course was taught by faculty of the college/university on that institution’s campus
4.) You earned a grade of C or better in the course
5.) We have received an official transcript from the institution from where you took the course

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate 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; (no credit is awarded for standard level IB exams). Please request that your scores be sent to the Tulane University Academic Advising Center. AP and IB scores are oftentimes sent electronically, but if you are asked for an address, scores should be sent to:

Tulane University Academic Advising Center
Richardson Building
New Orleans, LA 70118

If you wish to transfer courses you have taken at an international university to Tulane for credit, you must first have your university transcript evaluated by World Education Services (WES). In addition, credit you may have earned through British-Levels or the French Baccalaureate must also be evaluated the World Educational Services before it can be credited to Tulane. You can contact WES at WES.org.

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Meet a transfer student

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Did You Know?

Tulane Stadium, also known as the Sugar Bowl, was home to the New Orleans Saints from 1967 to 1974.