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Registration and Add/Drop

The Summer School office is here to assist you with your summer plans and help you navigate the registration process. We've made it as easy as possible to find the information you need to register for classes. Current Tulane students may register in Gibson Online during priority registration in April. Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students should contact the Summer School office.

First Steps for Summer Students

1.    Activate your Tulane Gibson online login and Wavemail

Gibson Online is Tulane’s online registration portal. Sign-in to Gibson and access class registration, grades, schedule of classes, tuition statements and myTulane seamlessly. Your Gibson user ID is also the first part of your Wavemail address (your Tulane email). 

New students will receive an email from Tulane Technology Services with their Splash number (Tulane student ID), instructions for setting up Wavemail, and their Gibson Online logon and temporary password.  If you did not receive your e-mail or password information, contact Technology Services at 504-862-8888 for assistance.

Be sure to check your Tulane e-mail account for important messages about registration, schedule changes and communications from your instructors. All further correspondence and announcements will be sent to you via your Tulane email address. 

2.   Plan your schedule using the online schedule of classes

Create a course planner using the My Planner feature on the Schedule of Classes. There are several ways to search for classes: by course registration number, title, subject area, status, campus, instructor, and curriculum requirement.

Select your desired search criteria and click the “Search All Coursesbutton to view the results. Be sure to select course sections that have available seats and that have no time conflicts.

You can add a course to My Planner by clicking the “Add” button in the far-right column. As you build your schedule, any conflicts will be displayed with the word “Conflict” in My Planner, or as overlapping blocks when two selected courses have a schedule conflict.

Please note, that if you are registering for a course with prerequisites, you must provide a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) indicating your successful completion of the requirement to the Summer School office ( and we will clear you to register for the class. Students applying to special programs like Study Abroad, the TESL Institute, etc. should contact their program directly for registration instructions.   

3.    Register for classes

Once you are satisfied with your Planner, select Continue and then Submit your registration. Any error messages will be highlighted in yellow. Next, review the Current Schedule tab to make sure you are registered for the courses you selected. Get in the habit of using the Current Schedule feature to see your course registration.

Summer classes do not have a waitlist option. If there are no seats available keep checking the schedule of classes to see if a seat becomes available, or contact the instructor or the Summer School office for permission to enroll.

Information and Instructional Videos are available to help you work with Tulane University's online course planning and registration systems.

4.    Review the Academic Calendar(s) for important dates

Students may add and drop courses from their class schedule until the deadline published online in the Academic Calendar. Keep in mind that each summer session or program has a distinct academic calendar. Students should review the summer calendar carefully to ensure that courses are dropped within the proper time to avoid potential academic or financial penalties.

All tuition refunds are made in accordance with this calendar and are effective the date the drop is processed in Gibson. Please do not hesitate to contact the Summer School office with any questions.

5.    Rules to live by

Review the following academic expectations for all Tulane undergraduate students.

Code of Conduct

Tulane University expects and requires academic honesty and behavior compatible with its high standards of scholarship. By accepting admission to the university, a student accepts its regulations (i.e., Code of Academic Conduct and Code of Student Conduct) and acknowledges the right of the university to take disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion, for conduct judged unsatisfactory or disruptive. This applies to all students, full-time, part-time, or transient.

Grade Grievance Procedure

Students who believe a grade to be incorrect should first consult with their instructor to address any discrepancies.  If questions remain or the situation is unresolved, students seeking redress should follow the official grade grievance procedure.


What's Next?

Submit your proof of immunization.
All students will need to submit proof of immunizations once you register for classes. Immunization forms and information are available from Campus Health. An immunization hold will be placed on student accounts if the completed immunization form is not submitted by the first day of class.

On-Campus Housing
Information about summer housing options are available from Tulane Housing and Residence Life.  On the site you can learn more about housing options, rates, view important dates and request summer housing. Tulane also offers meal plans and dining opportunities for students.

Get your Splash Card
Once on campus, please visit Card Services, located in the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), to obtain your University ID.  Your Splash Card provides access to the library and computer lab and is also your Accounts Receivable card and Meal Plan card. 

Where do I go?
You may find this map useful in navigating your way around campus.

I still have questions
The Summer School Office is here to answer questions and provide assistance. We are located on the second floor of Cudd Hall (Building #8 on your campus map).  We look forward to seeing you on campus. 


Schedule Changes

Students may change their schedules according to the academic calendar for each session or program. Failure to make schedule changes promptly and accurately results in financial or academic penalties. Please refer to the academic calendars at the beginning of each session’s listings for specific deadlines. Changes to classes in the A, B, E, G and SM sessions can be made via Gibson Online.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Students who register for courses are financially liable for the tuition and fees. Students should review the summer calendar carefully to ensure that courses are dropped within the proper time. All tuition refunds are made in accordance with this calendar and are effective the date the drop is processed in Gibson.