Frequently Asked Questions

Expand the sections below to find answers to commonly asked questions about summer study at Tulane University, or explore FAQs specific to Tulane University students and Visiting Students. 


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Most Common Questions

What format will the courses be in for Summer 2024?

NTC Summer School courses for 2024 will be offered in both an online format and in-person. When selecting your course, be sure to note the course format. If you have any questions about a particular course please contact us at

What are the requirements to take summer classes at Tulane?
  • Current Tulane students can register through Gibson online. Summer registration will be open for Tulane students when they register for Spring 2024 courses. Students from other colleges and universities will need to fill out our Visiting Student Application.
  • Some of our course offerings have prerequisites, so be aware of any prerequisites as they will need to be fulfilled before you begin your summer course. If you are an incoming freshman, please contact us at
How do I register?

Current Tulane undergraduate students can register for NTC Summer School courses when they register for Spring 2024 courses using Gibson online. Some special programs may require students to register through the department or program office. Consult the class schedule for more information.

How many credits can I take in the Summer term?

Current undergraduate students are able to take up to 18 credits during the Summer term. If you have been accepted into Tulane but have not matriculated, you are able to enroll in 8 credit hours. Tuition is assessed based on the number of credit hours you are registered. All courses will appear on your Tulane transcript.

How do I drop a class?

First, try dropping the course in Gibson. If you are dropping down to zero credits for the summer, you will be unable to drop your course in Gibson and you must complete the Summer Add/Drop Form. For more information on dropping your course, visit our Registration page. If you need further assistance, contact the summer office.

Please keep in mind the drop deadlines noted on the Summer calendar. Please note that these deadlines are for NTC Summer School only. If you are taking courses in other programs, you will need to verify their drop deadlines.

Lack of attendance or non-payment will not drop or withdraw you from a course. Please be aware of our tuition penalties, as students who do not officially drop a course are held responsible for full tuition and fees.

How many sessions are offered at Tulane during the Summer term?

Summer term at Tulane gives students the opportunity to participate in any of Newcomb-Tulane College’s three sessions, in programs offered by the Freeman School of Business, SoPA, or one of our special programs. Dates vary through each offering.

What does it cost to attend classes in the Summer term?

Tuition varies depending on the course, session, program and student classification. Please see individual course listings on the class schedule or consult the Tuition page for more information.

What is included with tuition?

Course registration and access to academic facilities, including libraries and laboratories, are included with tuition. Course fees, supplies and textbooks are assessed separately. Housing, dining services and membership to the Riley Recreation Center are available for an additional cost. Some special programs may include room and board in the cost of the program.

Are there any fees for summer classes?

Unlike in the fall/spring semesters, there are no student fees assessed in the Summer term. Students may be charged a laboratory or other supplemental fees per course. These fees are calculated to cover the costs of materials and supplies used in the course and are established by the department faculty offering the course. Course fees are listed on the Schedule of Classes or program website.

How do I pay tuition and fees?

Students must log in to Gibson Online to view bills and current activity, make payments, authorize others to have access, or to request paper statements if required. Contact Accounts Receivable with any questions you may have about your statement at, (504) 865-5368 or toll free (800) 798-7633.

When is the due date to pay summer tuition and fees?

Charges will appear on your student account as soon as you register. Payments are due by the last business day in the following calendar month unless otherwise noted. Late fees will apply after this date. New tuition and fees charges, or adjustments, may be added on a daily basis based on registration during the add/drop period after semester billing has begun.

What is the tuition to audit a summer course?

Students who are given approval to audit a course are charged the same tuition as students taking the course for credit. All students participating in a summer course must be officially registered. Students are not allowed to “sit-in” on summer courses.

Is funding available for NTC Summer School?

If you are interested in using financial aid to take a NTC Summer School course, please contact the Financial Aid Office at or 504-865-5723.

In addition to the Tulane University Financial Aid Office, Newcomb-Tulane College has established the Dean’s Summer School Fund to support Tulane University students with financial need who are interested in enrolling in a Newcomb-Tulane College Summer School course. The Fund will award scholarships that cover the cost of tuition for one course, any co-requisite labs, and course fees.

Is housing available in the summer?

On-campus housing is available in the summer for registered students for an additional charge. Housing for Maymester is only available to Tulane students already residing on campus in the spring. Students must complete a summer housing application available through the Housing Portal on the HRL website.

Can I purchase a meal plan for the Summer term?

Wavebuck$ and Nolabuck$ are available for purchase in the summer and can be used on Tulane’s campus, at Loyola and at participating restaurants and providers off-campus. A complete list of options and instructions for purchasing Wavebuck$ and Nolabuck$ are available on the Dining Services website.

Is the tuition waiver benefit for Tulane employees available during the Summer term?

Yes. Certain programs are excluded from tuition remission. Information on eligibility for tuition remission benefits is available on the Tulane HR website.

Who can I contact at Tulane University if I have more questions?

You are welcome to contact the Summer Office with any questions you might have.


Current Tulane Students

What are the requirements to take summer classes at Tulane?

Current Tulane students can register through Gibson online and students from other colleges and universities will need to fill out our Visiting Student Application. Some of our course offerings have prerequisites, so be aware they will need to be fulfilled before you begin your summer course. If you are an incoming freshman or Spring Scholar, please contact us at

I’m starting at Tulane as a new student in the fall, can I take summer classes?

New Tulane students matriculating in the fall semester must first consult with their Academic Advisor to ensure all summer classes meet curricular and degree requirements. Once your advisor has approved your classes. contact the Summer office to complete your registration for a summer course. 

I’m planning to graduate in May, can I still take summer classes?

Graduating Seniors must complete a summer application for visiting students. Once admitted, you can register via Gibson online during the Summer registration period, or through the special program department office. Credits taken in the summer will not count towards your Tulane undergraduate degree. If you wish to include summer credits in your degree/graduation requirements, consult your Academic Advisor.

Can I take summer classes as a Spring Scholar?

Spring Scholars should complete the Visiting Student Application. Feel free to reach out to us at regarding course selection or if you need any help with the Visiting Student Application

Are summer classes calculated in my Tulane gpa?

Yes. All classes completed in the Summer term will appear on your Tulane transcript and calculate in your cumulative gpa.


Visiting Students

Who is a Visiting Student?

A Visiting Student is someone coming to take Tulane graduate or undergraduate summer classes who is not currently matriculated in a Tulane degree program. Visiting students include students from other schools and colleges, Spring Scholars, professionals coming back to refresh a skill area, members of the community looking to take a course for enrichment, graduate students needing to take pre-requisite courses for their future studies, Tulane employees looking to take courses prior to applying to a degree program, recent Tulane graduates, and others.

How do I register for a summer course as a visiting student?

Visiting students must complete the Visiting Student Application. Once admitted, you will receive further information related to course registration. Admission is for the summer only and your Tulane registration concludes at the end of the Summer term.

How does a visiting student obtain a Tulane SplashCard ID for Summer?

Once you are admitted to Tulane as a visiting student, you can obtain a photo Tulane University SplashCard ID at the Campus Services Office in Suite 107 of the Lavin-Bernick Center. For information on how to obtain your SplashCard before you arrive on campus, contact Cards are valid for on-campus identification only.

Do you offer online summer courses?

NTC Summer School courses for 2024 will be offered in both an online format and in-person. See the Schedule of Classes for details.

How do I request an official transcript once I finish my summer classes?

Information on how to request an official transcript is available on the Registrar’s website. An unofficial web transcript is available in Gibson Online.

If I want to find out more about a Tulane summer course, is it possible to get the syllabus?

Please email the Summer Office and we will try to help you obtain a copy of a course syllabus.

If I want to continue at Tulane after the Summer term, do I need to re-apply?

Yes. Admission for visiting students is for the Summer only in the academic year for which you are applying. Your registration ends on the last day of the Summer term. If you're interested in attending Tulane in the fall you can apply to one of our undergraduate or graduate degree programs.