international student application
The process used to evaluate international applicants is similar to that used to evaluate the rest of our applicant pool. There are, however, a few pieces that require special attention or additional forms from international applicants.
Please note the admission deadlines and observe them carefully. Transcripts, Secondary School Reports, and recommendations must be submitted directly by your school. They will not be accepted from a student or family member. All submitted materials must be in the English language.
You should submit your completed application as early as possible to allow enough time to obtain a U.S. Visa. You are welcome to send application materials via postal or courier service; however, it is strongly recommended that you submit online.
Below are the five main components of a completed international student application. Click here to download a checklist of these application requirements.
All first-year applicants use the same freshman application forms.
2. Secondary School Transcripts
Tulane requires a certified copy of your secondary school academic record. Grades for at least three full years of secondary education are required; exiting exams alone are not sufficient. Tulane is familiar with the grading systems of most nations. If you have any questions or concerns about your grading system, please contact your admission counselor. This component must be submitted directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by a school official.
You may request to waive the TOEFL requirement if your country's native language is English or if you achieve a 600 or higher on the SAT Verbal section or a 27 or higher on the ACT English section. Successful international students at Tulane typically receive a TOEFL iBT score of at least 100 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
Tulane’s SAT and TOEFL code is 6832. Tulane's ACT code is 1614.
4. Secondary School Report
All first-year applicants must submit a secondary school report and/or an official letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor or head of class. This component must be submitted directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by a school official.
5. Certification of Finances
International students must complete the Certification of Finances Form in order to complete their application for admission. We will not accept bank documents without this form. Tulane University offers limited need-based financial assistance to international students whom we determine to have financial need. To determine whether you qualify for aid, submit the CSS Profile by 15 February.
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