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Guide for Admitted Transfer Students

Explore Opportunities at Tulane and Enroll

As an admitted student, you can use your Green Wave 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, join the Tulane Transfer Student Facebook group. You can also get perspectives of current transfer students at Tulane on why they made their switch by visiting our Transfer Ambassadors page.

Through your Green Wave Portal, you can submit an enrollment deposit of $500 (if you are living off-campus) or $750 (if you are living on-campus). On-campus housing is not guaranteed for transfers.

All enrollment deposits are non-refundable and must be paid online via your Green Wave Portal by December 1st for the Spring term, and by June 1st for the Fall term. If you elect to live on-campus, after you submit your $750 enrollment deposit, our Office of Housing and Residence Life will contact you with directions to sign up for on-campus housing. We encourage all transfer students interested in living on-campus to promptly complete their housing application once they receive it. Since we do not guarantee on-campus housing, your housing deposit is refundable if you do not receive a room on-campus. For off-campus housing resources, please visit the Housing and Residence Life website.

Complete Financial Aid Applications

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

  Entering Fall Entering Spring
Enrollment & Housing Deposit June 1 December 1
FAFSA & CSS Profile June 1 December 1

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 ssiegel6@tulane.edu 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.

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.

Becoming a Tulane Student

As you prepare for your arrival at Tulane, you will want to refer to our Transfer Student Checklist to ensure you have prepared all the correct paperwork and requirements before starting as a student. This timeline is for the Fall semester, when most of our transfer students enroll.

Once you arrive to campus, Tulane hosts a special transfer orientation for both Fall and Spring. We understand that you already have an idea of how a university works, but we want to provide specific Tulane resources for our transfer students. In the Fall, incoming transfer students will also be placed in small groups with a upper-class transfer student leader to assist with their transition to Tulane. The groups meet over the course of the Fall semester and help connect transfer students in the Tulane community. More details can be found at the Tulane Orientation Website.

Contact Schools and Centers

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

Office Phone Email

Academic Advising Center

504-865-5798

advising@tulane.edu

School of Architecture

504-865-5389

tsarch@tulane.edu

School of Liberal Arts

504-865-5225

liberalarts@tulane.edu

School of Public Health

504-865-5140

sfarrar@tulane.edu

School of Science & Engineering

504-865-5764

sse@tulane.edu

A.B. Freeman School of Business

504-865-5407

market@tulane.edu

University Registrar

504-865-5231

registrar@tulane.edu

Financial Aid

504-865-5723

finaid@tulane.edu

Dining Services

504-865-5712

dining@tulane.edu

Housing and Residential Life

504-865-5724

housing@tulane.edu

Student Health Center

504-865-5255

campushealth@tulane.edu

Student Affairs

504-865-5141

studnaff@tulane.edu

Technology Services

504-862-8888

help@tulane.edu

Bookstore

504-865-5913