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Each year approximately 175 transfer students join the Tulane community in the spring or fall semester. The transfer process works differently than the initial college admission process, and we hope this section will guide you through it.

Interested in transferring to Tulane? Let us know!

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Application Requirements

Common Application or Tulane Application

In order to complete the transfer application process (fall or spring), you must submit the following materials:

When reviewing transfer applications, we look for strong transfer applicants with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher with coursework in English Composition or College Writing, higher level Mathematics (such as Calculus or Statistics), and foreign language. To be eligible for admission to Tulane, all transfer applicants must have attended a regionally accredited college or university and be in good standing at their most recent education institution.

After you apply, please be sure to check your Green Wave Portal to confirm that we have received all your required materials on your application checklist. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that we have received all materials in a timely fashion. If you have questions about your application checklist after logging into your Green Wave portal, please email transfer@tulane.edu.

*For students who have completed 30 or more college credits, at an American university, at the time of their application AND have a 3.4 cumulative GPA or higher, we may be able to waive the test score requirement. The test scores do not waive automatically in our system, so once you have submitted your application and college transcript(s), please email transfer@tulane.edu to see if you are eligible for the waiver and we will do it manually.

**International students can send either the SAT or the ACT in place of the TOEFL or IELTS. International students must submit at least one standardized test.

Important Deadlines

Fall (Early, Non-Binding)

February 1

- Transfer Application & Supporting Materials

March 15

- Admission Decision Notification

June 1

- Enrollment Deposits Due

- Optional Housing Deposit Due*

- FAFSA & CSS Profile due

Fall (Regular)

April 15

- Transfer Application & Supporting Materials

June 1

- Enrollment Deposits Due

- Optional Housing Deposit Due*

- FAFSA & CSS Profile due

(Rolling)

- Admission Decision Notification

Spring

October 15

- Transfer Application & Supporting Materials

December 1

- Enrollment Deposits Due

- Optional Housing Deposit Due*

- FAFSA & CSS Profile due

(Rolling)

- Admission Decision Notification

*On-campus housing is not guaranteed for transfer students. If students do not receive on-campus housing, their housing deposit will be refunded

Scholarships and Financial Aid

We understand that financial aid is an important consideration in the transfer decision. Tulane awards merit scholarships and need-based financial aid to make Tulane affordable and a great value. Transfer students may be offered a merit scholarship, need-based financial aid, or a combination of both after being admitted and submitting the necessary forms. For more information, please visit our financial aid for transfer students page.

International Transfer Students

If you have taken university courses at a non-American, international university, your university courses must be evaluated by World Educational Services (WES). This ensures a fair and accurate evaluation of all international transcripts sent to Tulane. Please note that this evaluation may be used by any other university to which you have applied and, ultimately, to any graduate program you may pursue in the future.

For more information on life as an international student at Tulane, visit our International Admission page.

School of Professional Advancement

If you are looking to attend Tulane as a part-time student, you will need to contact Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement. If you are currently enrolled in Tulane's School of Professional Advancement and wish to become a full-time student, you should request an interdivisional transfer from SoPA. Please reach out to the SoPA office for more information

Visiting Campus

The best way to find out what awaits you at Tulane is to visit campus. On our visit page, you can sign up for a campus tour or other special visit programs. We offer transfer specific programming over the course of the year and we will communicate those dates and events to transfer students on our mailing list by email. If you have not already joined our mailing list, please do so above!

If you want to meet with a transfer ambassador while you are on campus, please email transfer@tulane.edu. Please provide at least two weeks’ notice of your visit and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Still have questions? Help is on the way! Simply email your additional questions to transfer@tulane.edu or call 800.873.WAVE.