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Tulane Advantage Information 2021

This website provides the information you need before your Tulane Advantage  program begins. We will hold two versions of the Tulane Advantage program this year: an on-campus program called Tulane Advantage Uptown and a remote program called Tulane Advantage HiTech.

Tulane Advantage Uptown: If you completed high school in the USA, we plan on seeing you July 10th for the on-campus program, Tulane Advantage Uptown.  You should begin your OISS Online Orientation now and stay tuned for more details about an in person OISS Tulane Advantage orientation.

Tulane Advantage HiTech: If you did not complete high school in the USA, we expect to see you in August for OISS orientation. Based on your location and current limitations, we believe you will need to take the summer Advantage program virtually rather than in person. You should begin your OISS Online Orientation now and stay tuned for more details about a virtual OISS Tulane Advantage orientation in July. Your initial I-20 document was issued for a July arrival, and we will need to issue you a new one for an August arrival. While we have never had issues with students completing the summer program successfully, your ability to arrive in August is contingent on the completion of this program virtually. Please let us know at LearnEng@tulane.edu by May 24 if your plans have changed, or if you have already secured a visa for July arrival. Otherwise, we will start processing your new I-20, so you can schedule a visa appointment for August arrival.

Information for both versions of Tulane Advantage

Welcome to the Tulane Advantage program, which gives you the opportunity to build your academic confidence as we create our university community! 

On behalf of your Tulane professors, I want to connect with you to ensure your transition into the Tulane Advantage summer program is as smooth as possible. Here is how we can start building our community and getting to know one another: 

1. Complete the online placement program: “American Academic English.” Starting on May 10, 2021 through to May 21, 2021, incoming international freshmen will complete the placement program to assure they get into the right classes: https://global.tulane.edu/language-placement-program

2. Get your copy of the Tulane Reading Project text for 2021: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.. This is required reading for all freshmen, but it is especially important in the Tulane Advantage program.

While the Tulane Advantage program consists of six courses, such as Global Discourse, Inclusive Speech, and the Exploration of Majors, each uses examples from the Tulane Reading Project text. These courses build into your Fall grades which will fulfill core requirements toward graduation in Global Perspectives and Race & Inclusion.  We will enroll all Tulane Advantage students directly into the EAPP 1000 course and the EAPP 1050 course for the 2021 Fall sections, which will fulfill these two core requirements. We will discuss this more once the program begins on July 12.