Summer Institute FAQs

What is the deadline to apply?


The deadline to apply is March 18th .  We encourage you to apply as applications are considered on a rolling basis and some programs fill up rather quickly.

What types of activities will be provided by the program?

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, there are social and educational activities organized by Tulane. In the past years, these have included tours, sites of historical interest, and museum visits. A calendar of all activities will be given to you when you arrive at the program

When should I arrive/leave?

Each program has a different schedule of when to arrive and when housing will be available.  Please see the individual listing for each program for this information.  It will also be included in your welcome letter that you will receive once you are admitted.

Who is eligible to participate in the Payson Center Summer Institute?

Tulane graduate students and non-Tulane graduate level students. Please see the "Applying for an Institute" section for further details. Non-Tulane students will need to apply to Tulane as non-degree students through the Payson Center if they would like to earn academic credit for the courses. You must check with your institution to see if you can apply transfer credits to your degree. Non-degree students may only take up to twelve (12) credit hours at Tulane.

Who may apply for Payson Center 2013 Summer Institute courses?

To apply to the 2013 summer courses, you must be a graduate student.

Will I need to bring any business attire with me?


Please bring make available business casual attire for visits to/by professional organizations, and other such occasions. 

Will my school receive an official transcript of my grades? Who should I contact for a transcript of my grades?

Transcripts are not automatically sent to your home school.  You must request a transcript through the Tulane University Registrar’s Office.

You may request your transcript via Tulane’s Registrar's Website. Your first few transcript requests are free and there is a modest charge for additional requests beyond that.

Will you be able to accommodate vegetarians?


We will try our best to accommodate everyone’s dietary needs/restrictions.  


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