Permission for transfer credit from other baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities may be recommended on a course-by-course basis, depending on similarity to Psychology courses offered at Tulane. The Transfer Credit form from your Dean's office must be completed and submitted to the Departmental Curriculum Committee along with a photocopy of the official course description and course syllabus from the other college or university. The maximum number of transfer credits that may count toward the Psychology Major or Minor is 50% of the required credits (i.e., 15 credits toward the major and 8 credits toward the minor).
The department does not grant transfer credit for courses taken at junior or community colleges. Similarity of a course description at such a school to a Tulane University departmental course offering is not, by itself, a sufficient reason for varying from this policy.
Students wishing to count an Advanced Placement (AP) course in Introductory Psychology must have earned at least a 4 on the AP Exam.
In some cases where transfer credit is not recommended, there may be special circumstances which would justify reconsideration upon petition to the Departmental Curriculum Committee. Contact Steve Cruz (email@example.com) regarding such a petition.
Students should complete the form from their Dean's office, including all contact information, requested course equivalent, and number of credits. Students also should submit:
Students then should submit the materials to our main office, 2007 Percival Stern Hall. The department curriculum committee, chaired by Dr. Hebert, will examine materials and render a decision. The office staff will contact you when a decision has been made, and indicate that you may pick up your form.
Department of Psychology • 2007 Percival Stern Hall • New Orleans, LA 70118 • Phone: 504-865-5331 • firstname.lastname@example.org