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Parent FAQs


Who can I call to talk about my son/daughter's progress?

We hope all of our students share their progress with parents and family, but if you have questions, you may contact your son or daughter's academic advisor. Be aware that federal law prohibits us from discussing specific academic information unless we have a release of information form signed by the student. Without this document, we can only discuss general university policies and procedures.

Tulane also asks faculty to report mid-term grades for first-year students. These are available to students through their Gibson online accounts, and are a great way for freshmen to assess how they're doing.


How do I find information about scholarships and loans?

Academic advisors do not have access to students' financial information, so we recommend contacting the Office of Financial Aid for any questions about scholarships and other aid packages. For billing questions, contact Accounts Receivable.


What resources are available on campus to help students with their academics?

In additional to academic advising, Tulane provides several resources to help students succeed. These include the Tutoring Center, the Career Center, the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, and of course, individual faculty members. Select the "Need Help" button above for links and descriptions of important resources.


Can students take summer classes closer to home for transfer back to Tulane?

Students may transfer course credit from other accredited, four-year degree granting institutions, provided they have each course evaluated and approved by an academic department. Consult the transfer credit procedure for details.


When should I book flights home for winter and summer recess?

Pay careful attention to the academic calendar and final exam schedule for each semester. Avoid booking flights before the last day of exams since flight reservations are not a valid excuse for missing or rescheduling an exam.

102 Richardson Building, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5798 advising@tulane.edu