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Transferring Credit

In order to evaluate and transfer credit for the work that you have already completed at another regionally accredited 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. If you are currently enrolled in classes, please submit a transcript showing both courses you have already taken and those you are currently taking. Once your final grades have posted, please send us a final official transcript by the deadlines below. For submission instructions, visit our contact page.

  • Applicants for fall should submit final transcripts by July 1
  • Applicants for spring should submit final transcripts by January 4
  • If you are considering taking summer courses, please contact the Academic Advisor for transfers, Shelby Siegel (ssiegel6@tulane.edu) for pre-approval

Courses Taken While in College

Part of completing your application for admission is submitting the official course catalog description for each college course you have completed or in which you are currently enrolled. To expedite the evaluation of your credits after you have been admitted, we ask that you:

  • Paste course descriptions into a document and include the full course ID, title, credits, and semester completed as it appears on your transcript (see example below)
  • Include your name and date of birth
  • Upload the document into your application when prompted, or email to transfer@tulane.edu

Course Description Example:

ENGL 1010; 4 credits; Spring 2015
Course satisfies the freshman writing requirement and must be taken in the fall or spring of the freshman year. It introduces students to the writing of academic arguments, including analytic reading and research techniques for a variety of disciplines in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

A course syllabus may also be required in order to allow a more accurate evaluation of potential transfer credit. If so, you will be notified and can email this information to transfer@tulane.edu.

Only courses completed at a regionally accredited college or university, with a grade of C or better, will be considered for transfer credit. We do not transfer pass/fail courses. Courses are evaluated after an applicant has been admitted and cannot be reviewed prior to admission. When your transfer credit evaluation is complete, you will receive a status update email at the email address you used when you submitted your transfer application to Tulane. To view your credit evaluation, login to your Applicant Status Portal and click “View Update.” If you have forgotten your login information for the Applicant Status Portal, email transfer@tulane.edu.

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.

Credit for Business Courses

The A.B. Freeman School of Business only considers transfer credit from schools that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) or community colleges that have articulation agreements with an AACSB-accredited school, and for courses in which a C or above has been earned. You can see if your previous schools are accredited by searching AACSB’s membership listings.

Credit for Architecture Courses

The School of Architecture only considers transfer credit from schools that are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or community colleges that have articulation agreements with an NAAB-accredited school, and in courses in which a C or above has been earned. You can see if your previous schools are accredited by searching NAAB’s membership listings.

International University Transfer Credit

To have courses reviewed for transfer, 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.

College Courses Taken While in High School

If you completed college courses while in high school, they can be considered for credit at Tulane.

* Courses are evaluated after an applicant has been admitted. For more information, contact the Academic Advisor for transfers, Shelby Siegel.

AP and IB Exam Credit

Tulane awards credit for scores of 4 or 5 on most AP exams and scores of 5, 6, or 7 on most higher-level IB exams. For more information, visit our page on AP and IB credit.