Before You Start

Welcome to Tulane University!

Soon you will be headed to campus in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prepare for a successful start by completing your on-campus or digital learning steps below.

Our dedicated personal advisors make sure all your questions are answered and ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!





Latin America

Latin America

Middle East

Middle East

North America

North America

North Asia

North Asia

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

South Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

UK and Western Europe

UK and Western Europe


Abbie (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 8481 0532

WhatsApp: +852 8481 0532

Email Abbie
Ainara Gainedenova

Ainara Gainedenova

+7 (778) 887 17 53

WhatsApp: +7 (778) 887 17 53

Email Ainara Gainedenova

Ajith (India)


WhatsApp: +91-971-722-2408

Skype: ajitks10

Email Ajith

Alexis (North America)

+1 239-744-9468

WhatsApp: +1 239-744-9468

Wechat: alexis0426

Email Alexis

Alice (Northwest)


WhatsApp: +1-857-315-8730

Wechat: aliceqinus

Email Alice
Alsu Samatova

Alsu Samatova

+7 939 346 09 59

WhatsApp: +7 939 346 09 59

Email Alsu Samatova

Bibiane (Korea)


WhatsApp: +82-10-7711-6538

Email Bibiane

Chau (Vietnam)


WhatsApp: +84-908-792-892

Skype: diemchau.dt

Email Chau
Chau Luu

Chau Luu (Vietnam)

+84 962 442 193

WhatsApp: +84 962 442 193

Skype: live:chau.luuquynh

Email Chau Luu

Chris (Southwest)


WhatsApp: +1-508-948-7542

Wechat: chris040594

Email Chris

Daniyal (Pakistan)

+92 310 588 8648

WhatsApp: +92 310 588 8648

Email Daniyal

Doris (South China)


QQ: 2282183545

Email Doris

Isha (India)

+91 9953550789

WhatsApp: +91 9953550789

Email Isha

Jane (West China)


QQ: 713070180

Email Jane

Laxmi (India)

+91 98183 96406

WhatsApp: +91 98183 96406


Lisha (North China)


QQ: 18310168200

Email Lisha
Ngoc Hoang

Ngoc Hoang (Vietnam)

+84 382 027 922

WhatsApp: +84 382 027 922

Skype: live:bichngoc.ufm

Email Ngoc Hoang

Nikita (India)

+91 9310587075

WhatsApp: +91 9310587075

Email Nikita

Rakesh (India)

+91 9096507300

WhatsApp: +91 9096507300

Email Rakesh

Sahil (India)

+91- 9811718710

WhatsApp: +91- 9811718710

Email Sahil

Sakshi (India)


WhatsApp: +91-995-351-0160

Skype: arorasakshi187

Email Sakshi

Samah (Middle East)

+971 58 831 8521

WhatsApp: +971 58 831 8521

Email Samah

Sanjukta (North America)


WhatsApp: +91-9820162776

Email Sanjukta
Saranya (Excluding Vietnam)

Saranya (Excluding Vietnam)


WhatsApp: +66-96-982-0007

Skype: awesome.saranya

Email Saranya (Excluding Vietnam)

Sofya (North America)

+1 347 399 35 72

WhatsApp: +1 347 399 35 72

Email Sofya
Solayide Adenuga

Solayide Adenuga (Africa)


WhatsApp: +234.806.662.9088

Email Solayide Adenuga

Taha (Pakistan)


WhatsApp: +92-307-333-6878

Skype: tshahid29

Email Taha
Tiffany Chan

Tiffany Chan (North Asia excluding Korea)

+886 903006063

WhatsApp: +852 9222 3579

Email Tiffany Chan

Valeria (North America)

+57 310 7880364

WhatsApp: +57 310 7880364

Email Valeria

Vicky (North China)


Wechat: vickychen7910

Email Vicky

Viraja (South & West India)

+91 7028090894

WhatsApp: +91 7028090894

Skype: +91 7028090894

Email Viraja
Review your conditional offer letter and make sure that you have submitted all documents listed as missing.

Once all your documents are submitted, please submit your I-20 Request Form along with your financial statements as outlined in the Certificate of Finances.

The university will process your I-20 and email it to you as soon as possible – please expect a minimum of 10 business days.

As soon as you have your I-20, please Apply for Your Visa.

After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:

  • Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  • Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  • Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.


After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the US Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.

  1. Complete your visa application.
  2. Pay your I-901 (SEVIS) fee.
  3. Visit to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive, and the documentation you need to take with you.
  4. Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
  5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:


How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

Visa Interview Preparation for Students

We are so excited for you to join us on campus! To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, plan to arrive on or before your official move-in day.

Once you book your flights, you must fill out the student arrival form. If your family is joining you, you must also complete the family arrival form.

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

Discounted Flights

Book your flights through StudentUniverse and benefit from exclusive discounts for students! Get the best deals when you need them and benefit from 24-hour risk-free cancellation.

StudentUniverse has exclusive deals to get you the lowest possible airfare. Use this page to search for the best deals:

Book discounted flights here.

Making your payment in full two weeks before you arrive will help avoid delays with enrollment.

Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit the Tulane Graduate Direct Flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you cannot use a US credit card or US bank account.
Please be aware that you do not pay you balance as indicated on you statement of fees by the payment deadline, the following may occur:
  • Late payment fees may be charged.
  • You may have your scholarship and/or waivers rescinded. In such cases, you will be responsible for the full cost of your program.
  • You may encounter delays or other issues enrolling and registering for classes.
    For student loan information, contact:
    You will need to complete and submit the following form(s) before your arrival:

    Students must submit official transcripts and proof of graduation in sealed envelopes prior to or upon arrival via one of the following:

    • Present original on arrival
    • Send prior to arrival via Electronic Transcript Service (Clearinghouse, eScrip, Parchment)
    • Send prior to arrival via Mail (directly from issuing institution)

    Mailing Addresses:

    School of Architecture
    Michael J. Cusanza
    Tulane University School of Architecture
    Architecture Dept. Pavilion NQ-1 Newcomb Quad
    6823 St. Charles Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70118

    School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Office of Enrollment & Admissions Staff
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    1440 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70112

    School of Science and Engineering
    Janet Morgan
    Tulane University
    School of Science and Engineering – Graduate Admissions
    Office of the Dean
    201 Lindy Boggs
    New Orleans, LA 70118

    Check your Tulane email address for a link and information to complete your mandatory Online International Student Orientation

    There are many things to consider when preparing for university, let alone moving to a new country! To make your transition to the US easier, we’ve put together a list of everyday necessities.

    We’ve partnered with campusSIMS to help connect you with mobile phone service. Get your US phone number in your home country and have service that’s ready to use as soon as you land. Click here to get your free SIM card.

    campusSIMS helps international students get connected with mobile phone service in the US. Through campusSIMS’ exclusive partner Mint Mobile, students can sign up and get their US phone number while in their home country, and have mobile phone service ready to use as soon as they land.

    Students can get low-cost, reliable mobile phone service starting at as low as $15 per month that includes:

    • A free SIM card
    • Unlimited talk and text
    • High speed data
    • Nationwide coverage on the fastest, most advanced network

    For more information, visit

    International Student Loans

    Embarking on your educational journey in the United States shouldn’t come with the roadblock of finding a co-signer for financial aid. Shorelight recognizes this hurdle and has proactively partnered with premier financing organizations such as Fly Finance, MPower Financing, and Prodigy Finance. This strategic collaboration eliminates the traditional barriers international students face, such as the need for a co-signer, collateral, or an established US credit history, streamlining your path to securing educational funding.

    Find the right loan organization for you on

    Easy Flight Bookings and Travel Discounts

    StudentUniverse in collaboration with Shorelight, provides exclusive student-only discounts on flights around the world. StudentUniverse has exclusive deals with airlines to get the lowest-possible airfare for international students. If your travel plans change, don’t worry – all purchases have 24-hour risk-free cancellation.

    StudentUniverse can be used to book not only your flight to campus, but also provides the best deals for Spring break and other travel. Use it to explore new cities like San Francisco or NYC, or book through them to go hiking in Yosemite National Park, or even when you fly home to visit family.

    Center for Academic Success

    A website with access to virtual tutors, career advisors, and online resources to help you throughout your university studies

    Do you need to improve your academic skills or study habits? Do you need help preparing for an exam or presentation? Are you confused about CPT/OPT or don’t even know what career field is best for you? Shorelight’s Center for Academic Success has friendly online academic skills and subject area tutors along with expert career advisors to help you with these questions and many more!

    Maybe you would also enjoy completing a short eLearning workshop at your own pace? Those are available, too, on topics ranging from Academic Integrity to How to Make American Friends—and everything in between! If you’re short on time, try one of the live or recorded webinars.

    Give your learning journey the support you need by signing up for a free account today! Here’s how:

    1. Click here or scan the QR code to find our Home page.

    2. Click the orange “Sign up now” button to request access.

    3. On the sign up form, type your given name and family name as you are registered at your university.

    4. Type any email address (personal or university, etc.). You will need to access your email to verify your address.

    5. Create a password with at least one special character and 6-50 characters total.

    6. Type your password again. Write it down or save it in your browser.

    7. Type the full name of your university, not just the abbreviation. Your status must be checked.

    8. Check the box to accept the Terms & Conditions (feel free to read those first).

    9. Optional: Sign up for our newsletter by checking the last box.

    10. Click the large orange button that says, “Start your learning journey.”

    11. You’ll be asked to verify your email address next. In your inbox, you’ll see two emails from us. Open them and click the link to verify your email address. Check your spam folder if you don’t see the two emails.

    12. You’ll receive an email within two business days to let you know that your account is approved (or if not, how to fix the problem).

    13. Return to the Home page linked above (or in the email) to log in when your account access has been approved.

    If you encounter any technical trouble, just use the Live Chat button at the bottom of our Home page.

    Career Premium

    Career Premium helps international students apply for remote internships and gain real-life work experience to boost their resumes.

    • Certificates and training: Attend online professional bootcamps before your virtual internship starts. Gain hands-on experience once you officially begin by contributing to projects alongside industry experts. If you are interested in certifications, Career Premium now offers unlimited access to training courses that lead to certification in Amazon Web Services, Java, Microsoft Azure, and Python, among many other in-demand skills.
    • Coaching and mentorship: Receive direct guidance from career coaches and industry experts on career exploration, skill training, and professional development.
    • Applying: Work on real-life projects for leading employers and build your portfolio. We work with more than 12,000 multinational companies that have unique projects for you to leverage your new skills, experience, and professional network to land your dream job.

    “The tutors are resourceful, and they really helped me while I was applying for internships. I certainly believe I will find a job after graduation.”—Shelley, hired at Tesla

    Important Dates

    Application Deadline:

    April 17, 2024

    I-20 Transfer Deadline:

    April 17, 2024

    Payment Deadline:

    May 7, 2024

    Move-in Date:

    August 14, 2023

    Move-in Date:

    May 21, 2024