Transfer Credit

To obtain transfer credit, please complete the following steps:

  1. Meet with your academic advisor about your plans before contacting the Economics Department office. Your academic advisor will provide the required transfer credit form and explain the process.
  2. Email the signed form, course description, and syllabus to Please allow one week for the Undergraduate Chair to review the request. You will receive an email once a decision has been made regarding your request.
  3. Return the form to your academic advisor. You cannot receive credit if you do not bring the form to your academic advisor.


The Department of Economics accepts transfer for credit on a case-by-case basis. Eligible courses include those taken from other colleges/universities and study abroad courses. The Department approves courses if they meet the following requirements:

  1. A student currently in residence at Tulane should not take a non-Tulane course for credit during the Fall or Spring semester, unless the schools have reciprocity, such as Loyola and Xavier. This policy applies to both online and in-person courses.
  2. For students who are studying abroad, the course needs to be part of a Tulane-approved program.
  3. For a request of credit transfer, the minimum requirements for approving are:

        (i). Course must be from an accredited 4-year college or university;

        (ii). Course must be offered through an economics department;

        (iii). Course instructor must have a doctoral degree;

    (iv). Transfer credit cannot be used to fulfill Intermediate Micro (ECON 3010), Intermediate Macro (ECON 3020), or Econometrics (ECON 3230);

        (v). The request for credit transfer must include the current course syllabus.

To ensure your course can receive Economics credit at Tulane, the Department strongly encourages students to read the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s policy of transferring credit, meet with the Transfer Credit Specialist, and make an appointment with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS). The Department will make these decisions on an individual basis and by review of the DUS.


To ensure that the course transfers, you should complete the steps above before taking the course at another institution.

You can transfer a maximum of 5 (five) courses (at least half of the 10 economics courses required for a major in economics must be taken at Tulane).

We do not accept community college courses for returning students, and we do not give course credit for internships.  However, we do accept service learning courses.  If you have questions, please get in touch with the department at 210 Tilton Memorial Hall.