In connection with other campus offices, the Office of Undergraduate Admission offers several access and inclusion programs to increase college admission and success for diverse and underrepresented populations. These programs include college preparation workshops, overnight fly-in programs, and group visits.
The college application process can be intimidating. Tulane’s Office of Undergraduate Admission holds an application workshop in the fall to help high school students navigate the process. The day’s events will include lunch, a tour of campus, and workshops on specific components of the application—including interviewing, resume crafting, and essay writing! There will be a special session on financial aid and scholarships and students have the opportunity to talk to current Tulane students and have their questions answered by admission counselors.
The fall visit program is an overnight stay combined with our fall Campus Preview Day in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Academic Equity. This is a competitive program and students will be asked to apply for the program. The visit will give students the chance to learn about the diversity of Tulane and New Orleans, explore academic offerings, and immerse themselves in campus life. PreviewTU is designed for high-achieving high school seniors who are from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will reimburse students' travel expenses.
The spring visit is an invite-only program designed for high-achieving, admitted, high school seniors from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds. Visiting students will stay on campus with a current student, have the opportunity to sit in on classes, meet with faculty and staff, attend a student organization fair, and explore New Orleans! This program is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Academic Equity. Students will be reimbursed for their travel expenses.
In combination with local high schools and community-based organizations, the Office of Undergraduate Admission hosts a number of workshops for high school students. Sessions are created specifically for each grade level and help students learn about the process of applying to college. Sample program components include college application checklists, how to make a college plan, financial aid and scholarship planning, and application timelines.
The transition from middle school to high school can be intimidating. What matters my freshman year? What classes do I take? New Orleans middle school students will spend the day on Tulane’s campus learning about how to start thinking about college at the beginning of their high school career. This program emphasizes building a solid foundation early on through course selection, choosing meaningful extracurricular activities, and maintaining a competitive GPA.
In addition to our daily tours Tulane also welcomes tours for groups of 8 people or more. Group tours include e brief information session and a 60-minute walking tour.