Curriculum Recommendations

Candidates for admission are expected to present strong high school programs of study consisting of 18 or more academic courses taken over a four-year period.

While we do not have specific course requirements for admission, for U.S. Citizens/Residents, we strongly recommend your secondary school program consist of the following minimum preparation for each subject area:


  • 4 years, with extensive work in reading and writing


  • 4 years

Foreign Language

  • 3-4 years of a classical or modern spoken language, or American Sign Language


  • 3-4 years of a laboratory science

Social Studies

  • 3-4 years, with an emphasis on history

If you are looking to transfer, or if you are an international applicant , your requirements are different. If you are a home-schooled student student, there are additional recommendations.

Students who earned a GED or took the HiSET exam in lieu of a high school diploma are eligible to apply for transfer admission from another college or university or for admission to the School of Professional Advancement at Tulane, but are ineligible to apply for admission as a first-time, full-time freshman at Tulane.