Educational accomplishments start as early as middle school and here at Tulane we believe all students should have the support to be successful in the college process. The Office of Undergraduate Admission offers a variety of access and inclusion programming that supports diverse, multicultural, and underrepresented students and their families at each step of the college process.
The college application process can be intimidating. Tulane’s Office of Undergraduate Admission holds an application workshop in the fall to help high school juniors, seniors, and their parent or guardian navigate the process. The day’s events will include parent and student programming that address the different components of the application, financial aid, and an opportunity to have questions answered by admission counselors.
This year, the fall visit program is a 1-day in-person event and a 2-day virtual event for prospective, first-generation and/or multicultural, high school seniors.
Students can attend one or both events.
For both events, students will participate in our prospective student sessions and have the opportunity to explore academic offerings, immerse themselves into campus life, and participate in a college application workshop. This program is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission in partnership with the Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life and the Center for Academic Equity.
This year, the spring visit program consist of in-person and virtual events for admitted, first-generation and/or multicultural, high school seniors. The event will take place in-person across 4 individual admitted student dates as well as virtually for students who are unable to make it to campus. In addition to these events, a small and select number of students will be invited to interview for scholarship!
We STRONGLY recommend that ALL students interested in attending any BienvenueTU virtual or in-person event first sign up for our Welcome to BienvenueTU Kickoff Event on February 10th at 6pm. This event is important because it will review all things BTU 2022 and will give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about how the program will operate this year.
In-Person BTU will be hosted on Friday, February 18th, Monday, February 21st, Saturday, March 5th, and Saturday, April 9th in conjunction with the admitted student event, Destination Tulane. Students who plan on visiting campus only need to sign up for ONE of the in-person dates.
The format for the day will be Destination Tulane programming in the morning and BienvenueTU programming in the afternoon which means that families need to plan their travel around doing a full day (9am - 5pm) event. Breakfast refreshments, boxed lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day.
We will also be providing a travel reimbursement stipend for students and families who are interested in coming to an in-person event. To take advantage of this, you must sign up for one of the dates and then email both Angel Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Kaycee Filson, email@example.com, directly.
For the in-person events, students will participate in our admitted student sessions and have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, learn about campus resources, and learn more about 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.
Virtual Events with take place sporadically throughout the Spring Semester. They are as follows:
Registration for all BTU events will open on Tuesday, January 25th and admitted students can sign up for it through their Green Wave Portal.
For answers to frequently asked questions, please look here: BienvenueTU FAQs.
What matters my freshman year in high school? What classes do I take? Rather than waiting until the end of high school to prepare for college, the 8th Grade Bridge program enables middle school students to spend a day at Tulane and learn how to prepare for success in high school. Whether that is getting good grades, selecting appropriate courses or joining an extracurricular, this program emphasizes how to build a solid foundation early on in high school. This program is for any interested local schools and community based organizations.
In addition to our daily tours, Tulane also welcomes tours for special groups. These tours serve groups of 8 people or more from community based organization, high schools, service organizations, youth groups, etc. Learn more about our Group tours.
The Office of Undergraduate Admission hosts a number of workshops for high school students locally and nationwide. Sessions are designed to improve college readiness for all grade levels. Program components can include anything from college application workshops, virtual information sessions, or panels, to community events, parent nights, and much more.
If you are a school or community based college advisor and would like to inquire about having a Tulane rep participate in an event please complete the form below and a counselor will be in contact with you: