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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 $750 (if you are living off-campus) or $1,000 (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 15th for the Fall term. If you elect to live on-campus, after you submit your $1000 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 May 15 (November 1 for the spring semester).

Enrollment & Housing Deposit
Entering Fall: June 15
Entering Spring: December 1

FAFSA & CSS Profile
Entering Fall: May 15
Entering Spring: November 1

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

Consult your Academic Advisor and Register for Classes

All enrolling transfer students work with a transfer academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center to review the transfer of previous college credits and for assistance scheduling their first semester at Tulane. Once you have been admitted, you may reach out to your advisor by email to schedule an appointment. For students with last names beginning with A-K, please contact Aloysius Cunningham at jcunnin4@tulane.edu. For students with last names beginning with L-Z, please contact Shelby Wood at swood7@tulane.edu.

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. 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.

Enrollment Deferral Information for Transfer Students

An enrollment deferral gives students the opportunity to work, take time to care for family, or participate in an activity or experience designed to provide outside of the classroom enrichment.

  • Because deferrals are meant to be enrichment opportunities or personal time, we ask that you do not attend another university or participate in a program that awards college credit during your period of deferral.
  • If you obtain credit from another university or a college credit-granting program during your deferral period, and would like the credits to be considered for transfer to Tulane, you will need to reapply for admission.
  • The transfer student deadline to request a deferral to a future term is July 1st.
  • Students can choose to participate in a formal program or create their own experience.
  • Once your deferral request is approved, you are committed to attending Tulane after your deferral period, and cannot apply for admission to any other school. While you do not have to reapply for admission to Tulane, you will have to submit an updated FAFSA and CSS Profile to be considered for federal and institutional need-based financial aid if your new enrollment term is in a different school year from your original term of admission. If you were offered a merit scholarship, you will be offered the same merit award following the deferral period provided that you remain in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university during your deferral period.
  • Deferrals can be requested only once; requests for a second deferral will require re-application for transfer admission
  • To start the deferral application process, first submit your $1000 (if you would like to be considered for on-campus housing) or $750 enrollment deposit (if you prefer to live off-campus) by June 15th. Next, email Valerie Calenda to request access to the “Request to Defer Enrollment to a Future Term” form.

Contact Schools and Centers

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

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