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Transfer Credit for Continuing Students

Currently enrolled students may request transfer credit for courses taken at another regionally accredited, four-year institution. In order for a course to be considered for transfer credit, the student  must obtain the catalog description (and syllabus, if required by the academic department) for each course the student wishes to take at another institution. The Freeman School of Business requires that students also provide a syllabus for each course. Please note that some transfer credits may be denied for applicability to the professional school's major/minor degree requirements due to professional accreditation standards.

The student begins the transfer credit process with his or her academic advisor, who verifies that the student is in good standing and eligible to earn transfer credit. The advisor will provide the student with a Transfer Credit Approval Form to bring to the appropriate Tulane department, along with the course description and/or syllabus (provided by the student). Each course is then evaluated by the appropriate school or department at Tulane to determine whether or not it can be applied to a Tulane degree. The institution and program through which the courses were offered must be comparable to the department or program at Tulane awarding the transfer credit. Credit earned at community colleges is not accepted for transfer.

In order to process transfer credit for these courses, Newcomb-Tulane College requires:

  • A grade of C or better in each course, and
  • An official transcript issued to Tulane University (not a grade report or transcript issued to the student). Transcripts should be sent to the Academic Advising Center.

Credit for acceptable work is transferred in the amount recorded on the official transcript of the other institution. Credits earned on a pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis do not transfer unless the transcript states that P or S is equivalent to a grade of C or better. Grades are not transferred with the credits; therefore, a student cannot remedy a grade-point deficiency at Tulane by attendance at another institution.

Transfer Credit for New Students (First-time Freshmen)

Incoming first-year students planning to enroll in courses elsewhere during the summer prior to arriving at Tulane should consult with their academic advisor. Courses must meet the guidelines below in order to be eligible for review. The approval of transfer credits is at the sole discretion of Newcomb-Tulane College. Your academic advisor can provide specific instructions and the necessary paperwork required to submit courses for approval.

Transferring Credit Earned for Dual Enrollment High School/College Courses:

Tulane will award up to fifteen credits for dual enrollment high school/college courses offered by accredited colleges and universities and with credit noted on high school transcripts. Individual course equivalency will be determined by Newcomb-Tulane departments and programs. These courses must be listed in an official catalog of the college or university. This policy applies to students entering in the catalog year of 2014 or later.

  • A grade of C or better was earned in each course.
  • The courses were listed in the official catalog of the regionally accredited college or university from which the credit was earned. Please note that some transfer credits may be denied for applicability to the professional school’s major/minor degree requirements due to professional accreditation standards.
Transferring Other Credit Earned Prior to Enrolling at Tulane University:

College credits earned while a student was in high school will be considered for transfer to the university only if the courses meet the following requirements:

  • A grade of C or better was earned in each course.
  • The courses were listed in the official catalog of the regionally accredited college or university from which the credit was earned. Please note that some transfer credits may be denied for applicability to the professional school’s major/minor degree requirements due to professional accreditation standards. 
College Courses Taken after High School Graduation

Once students have matriculated in a degree program at Tulane University, they are subject to the standard policies and procedures governing transfer credit (see above). Thus, students wishing to take summer courses after completing high school, but before beginning their first semester at Tulane University, must follow the transfer credit procedure.

If you plan to take college courses this summer and have questions about the proper procedures, please contact the Advising Center at 504-865-5798 or advising@tulane.edu.