Obtain a Major Declaration Form from your Newcomb/Tulane advisor, complete the top portion, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Department Secretary Erin Callhover will help pair you with a major advisor. You should contact your major advisor during their office hours to discuss the requirements for the major and to obtain their signature on your major declaration form. Return the signed form to Ms. Callhover.
Obtain a Transfer Credit Approval Form from your Newcomb/Tulane advisor and send it, along with a copy of the course outline to email@example.com. Be sure to include your e-mail address in order to receive a response to your request for transfer credit. Find out more information about obtaining transfer credit.
Courses taken through Tulane’s Study Abroad program do not necessarily count towards your major in economics. To have these courses count towards your economics major, obtain a Course Substitution Form from your Newcomb/Tulane advisor and send it, along with a copy of the course outline to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your e-mail address in order to receive a response to your request for economics credit.
Contact the Honors program and check to see whether you meet the requirements for the program. Next, meet with the economics professor who you hope will supervise your honors thesis. Note that faculty are busy and may not be able to serve in this capacity. A word of advice: Consider asking faculty who know you and work in your area of interest. Once a professor has agreed to supervise your thesis, ask Department Secretary Erin Callhover (email@example.com) to enroll you in Econ 4990 for the fall semester. You may obtain more information on thesis deadlines from the honors program.
Get on the waitlist for the class. If you cannot get into the course prior to the beginning of classes, ask the professor if they can add you to the course. Otherwise, wait and take the class another semester. If you are truly desperate, contact your advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Economics Department.
Take the required course. If this is not possible, or if you believe that it is unnecessary because of your prior coursework, ask the course instructor to waive the prerequisite. Caveat Emptor – the prerequisite is there for a reason.