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Guide for Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations! We look forward to having you on campus!

Register for Admitted Student Programs

For admitted students, we host on-campus events known as Destination Tulane throughout the spring. We encourage you to attend Destination Tulane on April 22nd, where we’ll have sessions especially for admitted transfer students. At this Destination Tulane, you'll have the opportunity to meet students who have already transferred to Tulane, talk with your academic advisor, and enjoy Crawfest 2017, the largest student-run music festival in the country.

If you can’t make it to campus for Destination Tulane, join us on the road during the spring for one of the 40+ admitted student receptions we are hosting in cities around the country.

Have Lunch with a Current Student

We encourage admitted transfer students to have lunch with a current Tulane student, while visiting campus. While not guaranteed, we try our best to accommodate all requests for a current student lunch.

Request a lunch during your visit

Check Out What Other Transfer Students Have to Say

Want to get a perspective from students who transferred to Tulane? Read their input and find out about their decisions to make the switch.

Explore Opportunities at Tulane and Enroll

As an admitted student, you will use your application status portal to register for admission events in the spring, submit an enrollment deposit, and submit a deposit for on-campus housing consideration. To learn more about Tulane and the opportunities available to you, be sure to check out our social media hub, TruTU, and join the Tulane Transfer Student Facebook group

Complete Financial Aid Applications

In order to be considered for need-based aid, be sure to submit your FAFSA and CSS Profile by December 1 for the spring semester and June 1 for the fall semester

Pay a Deposit and Apply for Housing

Through your application status portal, you may pay an enrollment deposit of either $250 (to live off campus) or $500 (to live on campus), for spring 2017 students. Tulane's Housing and Residence Life focuses on providing housing to transfer students and traditionally has offered space for the majority of transfer students who want to live on campus.

Enrollment deposits must be paid online by January 4 for the spring term, and by August 1 for the fall term. Upon payment of your $500 enrollment deposit, Housing and Residence Life will contact you with directions to sign up for housing. Housing for transfer students is assigned on a first come, first served basis. We encourage all transfer students to complete their housing applications by December 15 for housing in the spring term, and by July 15 for housing in the fall term.

  Entering Fall Entering Spring
Enrollment & Housing Deposit Aug 1 Jan 4
FAFSA & CSS Profile Jun 1 Dec 1

Learn About Your School and Major

All full-time students are enrolled in Newcomb-Tulane Undergraduate College. Students are additionally enrolled in the school housing the major designated on your application. If you did not indicate a major, you will be an “undecided” student in Newcomb-Tulane College. The major that you indicate on your application is not binding so take time to explore your interests. Once you are decided, you will need to officially declare when you arrive on campus. Undergraduate degrees may be earned in the following schools: the School of Architecture, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the School of Science and Engineering. Learn about our 75+ majors and minors.

Send Immunization Records

In order to register for classes, all students must provide proof of immunization to the Student Health Center by uploading their records to Tulane's Student Health Portal. To find out more about the immunization requirements and to download forms to be completed, please visit the Student Health Center's immunization webpage.

Consult your Academic Advisor and Register for Classes

All enrolling transfer students work with Shelby Siegel in the Academic Advising Center to review the transfer of previous college credits and for assistance with scheduling their first semester at Tulane. Once you have been admitted, you may email her at to schedule an appointment.

Registration is a simple, online process. Registration information will be sent to you shortly after we receive your enrollment deposit. Registration begins in April for the fall term and in November for the spring term. To prepare for registration, take a look at our schedule of classes to see what interests you. You will also find the academic calendar at this site. The Academic Advising Center Website provides quick links to the University Catalog, information regarding the Core Curriculum and other helpful resources.

Attend Orientation Activities

The Division of Student Affairs coordinates a number of orientation events to help you get to know Tulane, New Orleans, and your new classmates. Transfer Orientation is a half-day event that takes place the week before classes begin. Exclusive transfer events include a welcome reception and a French Quarter dinner and haunted history tour. Fall transfer students can also register for the Riverboat Dinner Cruise that is open to all first-year students. More details can be found at the Orientation Website.

Contact Schools and Centers

We understand that you may still have some questions, and we are here to help.

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Academic Advising Center



School of Architecture



School of Liberal Arts



School of Public Health



School of Science & Engineering



A.B. Freeman School of Business



University Registrar



Financial Aid



Dining Services



Housing and Residential Life



Student Health Center



Student Programs






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