Transfer Credits

General Information

To be eligible for study at another regionally accredited institution in the United States, a student must be in good standing in Newcomb-Tulane College, having earned the minimum credits and cumulative grade point average (GPA) appropriate for her or his class standing, and must not be on disciplinary or honor board probation.

Continuing or returning students in academic good standing are eligible to apply for transfer credit from other regionally accredited four-year institutions within the United States. Prior approval is necessary in order for currently enrolled students to take course(s) for transfer to Tulane University.

To be eligible for transfer credit from study-abroad programs, students must have at least a 2.700 cumulative grade-point average at Tulane and obtain approval for the program abroad from the Office of Study Abroad.

Transfer Procedure

The transfer credit procedure is as follows:

  • The currently enrolled student must obtain the course syllabus and catalog description for each course the student wishes to take at another regionally accredited, four-year institution. Please note that some transfer credits may be denied for applicability to a professional school’s major/minor degree requirements due to professional accreditation standards.
  • The student must obtain a transfer credit approval form from his or her advisor in the Newcomb-Tulane College Academic Advising Center. The advisor will verify the student’s eligibility to earn transfer credit and the accreditation of the school at which the student wishes to study.
  • The student will then take this form with the course descriptions and syllabi to the appropriate academic department(s) or school(s) for review.
  • The student will return the completed form to the Academic Advising Center, retaining a copy of the form for his or her records.
  • Credit earned at junior or community colleges is not accepted for transfer.
  • In order to award transfer credit, the 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 in hard copy should be sent to the Academic Advising Center. Electronic transcripts must be sent to the Office of the Registrar.

Following receipt of the transcript, the student’s Tulane transcript will be adjusted to reflect the academic credit awarded in transfer. 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.

For more information on the approval process, please contact your academic advisor.

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