The OISS wants to share the information below to help F-1 and J-1 students understand the requirements for attending Tulane in the summer and fall 2021 semesters. This is based on the current US government regulations in place during COVID-19. If these regulations change, we will inform you as soon as possible.
New International Students
You are a new international student if:
You will not have F-1 or J-1 student status until you can arrive in the US. As soon as you arrive in the US with your F-1 or J-1 visa, you must meet the following requirements:
Until you are able to come to the US in person, you do not have F-1 or J-1 immigration status, and the requirements above do not apply to you. If you study with Tulane outside the US, you only need to meet the requirements of your academic program. Contact your academic or department advisor for more information about your program requirements if you have questions.
If you are planning to come to the US as an F-1 student, you need to complete two full semesters totaling a minimum of 30 weeks to qualify for OPT. For example, if you are graduating in fall 2021 you will need to begin study at the start of Tulane’s summer semester and continue through the end of the fall semester to accrue enough weeks of study to be eligible for OPT.