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NTC Student FAQs

CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
  • Has the study abroad deadline for Spring 2022 been extended?
    • Answer: Yes. The new deadline for outbound study abroad and incoming exchange students is Sept 29 at 11:59PM.  Applying to study abroad is a two-part process in most cases. Students should also be aware of external application deadlines set by their chosen provider or host university. Most external study abroad deadlines fall after the Tulane deadline, however students can contact their program directly with any concerns regarding submission of their secondary study abroad applications in case it falls before the Tulane deadline.
  • Can I meet with a study abroad advisor?
    • Answer: Yes. In-person appointments will begin again once the university is holding classes again in-person. Before then, advisors would be happy to meet with you virtually. Go to https://studyabroad.tulane.edu/appointment to set up your appointment.
  • I’m an international student currently enrolled in the Tulane Global program for Fall 2022. What does the change in the academic calendar mean for my online classes?
    • Answer: Please contact Qing Yu at qyu@tulane.edu with any questions you have about the Tulane Global program.
  • I’m an international student and I have a question about my immigration status. Who is my contact?
    • Answer: Please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at oiss@tulane.edu for all questions related to visas, travel restrictions, and other immigration compliance matters.
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
  • Will the College Scholars retreat be rescheduled?
    • Answer: The Office of Academic Enrichment is working hard to find a way to reschedule the retreat, which was scheduled for the weekend of Sept 10. More info will follow as soon as dates or locations are available. If you have questions about this program, please contact Norah Lovell at nlovell@tulane.edu.
  • What is the September deadline to submit grant applications?
    • Answer: There will be no round for grant consideration in September, but we welcome students to apply by October 15. Please contact Kay Chan kchan3@tulane.edu with any questions.
  • I am in my second semester of writing an Honors Thesis. Have the deadlines changed?
    • Answer: Yes .The second progress report will now be due September 17. The dates for the oral defense and final submission have not changed. Please contact Trina Beck tbeck@tulane.edu with questions.
  • I want to submit a prospectus to begin my Honors Thesis. Has the deadline changed?
    • Answer: Yes. Students must now submit their Honors Thesis prospectus by September 17. Students also need to register for the course in their department no later than the end of the new drop/add period. Please contact Trina Beck tbeck@tulane.edu with questions.
NTC ADVISING SERVICES
  • How do I meet with an academic advisor?
    • Answer: Beginning on 9/13/2021, we anticipate that most NTC advisors will be available for appointments and students will be able to book online with their assigned advisors here: https://advising.tulane.edu/appointment. If you don't see an appointment with your assigned advisor beginning on 9/13/2021, please email advising@tulane.edu.
  • What if I have an academic petition to file or that is already in process – who can I contact about this?
    • Answer: Beginning on September 13, email your advisor directly. If your advisor does not respond promptly, please contact advising@tulane.edu.
  • How do I meet with a pre-professional advisor?
    • Answer: Beginning on 9/13/2021, we anticipate that NTC pre-professional advisors will be available for appointments and students will be able to book online here: https://advising.tulane.edu/appointment
  • I would like to withdraw from Tulane this semester and/or request a leave of absence-- how do I do this?
  • I would like to be a part-time student this semester, how do I do this? 
NTC FELLOWSHIP ADVISING
  • Am I able to connect with advisors at the Office of Fellowship Advising prior to Monday, September 13?
    • Answer: Yes. You can make advising appointments with Jennifer Beers and Thomas Spencer at fellowshipadvising@tulane.edu They are available now via Zoom, and in person once we are all back on campus.
  •  Will extensions be made for applicants to any national scholarship award competitions with fall deadlines?
    • Answer: No. Unfortunately, there are no deadline extensions made by scholarship foundations. Please contact Jennifer Beers and Thomas Spencer at fellowshipadvising@tulane.edu should you have any questions about application timelines.
NTC CAREER SERVICES
  • Can I meet with a career coach during this time? 
  • Are career events still taking place?
ACADEMIC SUCCESS
  • Can I make an appointment with a Success Coach?
    • Answer: Yes! Schedule directly with your coach (look up Success Coaching in your email and press the “I’m in!” button at the bottom) or schedule here.
  • Can I make an appointment with a Peer Success Leader (PSL)?
    • Not yet, but check back soon for when our PSLs, who are students like you, are ready and available.
  • Will I be able to access tutoring or SI sessions while taking classes online?
    • Yes, tutoring and SI sessions can be accessed online during the virtual period.  Students will need to log in to Accudemia as they normally do to book a session/appointment.  Accudemia will automatically generate a zoom link for students and their tutor or SI.
  • I am a first-year student and am unsure of the resources available as I learn virtually.
    • We are here to support! All first-year students will be receiving a list of academic resources from the Office of First-Year Experience on Monday, September 13, and it will be linked here. Also, be on the lookout for regular communication via email and on Instagram @firstyear.tulane.
  • Is my First-Year Seminar Peer Mentor available for questions before we return to campus?
    • Yes! Your peer mentor will still be in attendance during your online TIDES or COLQ class. They will also be reaching out during the week of September 13 to schedule a time to meet with each student individually in a virtual space.
  • Will the Reading Project lecture scheduled for Tuesday, September 21 be virtual?
    • No. We are working with our keynote speaker, Yaa Gyasi, author of this year’s Reading Project, Transcendent Kingdom, to reschedule.
  • I have unstable internet; how can I get some support to take my classes online from September 13 through Oct. 6?
    • Use Tulane’s Concerns Reporting Form and select “Academic Concern” from the dropdown menu. Explain your concerns as thoroughly as possible including which class(es) it involves and what issues you’re having. Someone from Success Coaching will reach out and work with you to address your concerns.
  • How will I know if my computer is compatible with the exam software my professor uses? 
    • Most devices are compatible to Tulane’s assortment of software applications as long as your device is running on a Windows 10 or Mac OS operating system. However, we highly discourage the use of Chromebooks due to many compatibility issues we have encountered with our software solutions. To learn more about recommended devices or to purchase a computer, visit Technology Connection, our campus tech store.
    • Communicate with your instructor right away: Even if you don’t yet have a plan in place, communicate with your instructor as soon as possible about any questions or concerns related to your coursework. Closely monitor your email or Canvas (Tulane’s learning management system).
    • Remain calm and be flexible: As you plan to participate in online instruction, You will likely have to make changes in the way you interact with your classroom environment. Allow yourself time to join your class a few moments before it begins and find a location with few interruptions if possible.
    • Review your course schedule to determine priorities: Your instructor may need to modify the syllabus and course requirements during this period. Your instructor will provide an update, so please check your course for announcements and pay close attention to revised due dates and assignments.
    • If your technology is not functioning or broken, call the University Help Desk at (504) 862-8888 or submit a ticket at http://support.tulane.edu. If students don’t have access to technology they should contact their school dean’s office.
    • If you experience an issue while taking an exam or if something is not working in your courses, we encourage you to reach out to the faculty member in addition to opening a ticket. You can do this by visiting http://support.tulane.edu (Links to an external site.), emailing help@tulane.edu, or phoning 504-988-8888.  Please include the Canvas course ID and the assignment name along with the issue. This information is also always available in the Help menu in the Canvas main navigation.
  • Are there other resources available to me?
    • Answer: Many of our partner libraries in the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries have agreed to allow access to Tulane staff, students and faculty.  This includes the LSU Libraries in Baton Rouge and the LSU Law Library.  It's probably best to contact the institution closest to you if you have evacuated for access details. 
    • If you have evacuated to Houston, both Rice University and the University of Houston are welcoming Tulane faculty, students, and staff.  Again, contact those institutions directly for full details.
    • The HathiTrust emergency access service has been reactivated for the Tulane community. This means that digital surrogates of items in the Hathi corpus that Tulane owns in print are available for controlled digital lending.  We have a full announcement with details here.
  • I cannot afford my textbooks this semester and have exhausted the resources available through the library. What should I do?
ACADEMIC DEADLINES AND POLICIES
  • Have academic deadlines changed?
    • Answer: Yes. See details about the revised Fall 2021 Academic Calendar here: https://registrar.tulane.edu/Fall-2021-Ida-Calendar The last day to add a class for Fall 2021 has been pushed back to September 17, 2021. The last day to withdraw without record is now October 8, 2021. The last day to withdraw from a class is October 29, 2021. (Updated as of 9/7/2021)
  • Will the rules on S/U grading be relaxed or changed?
    • Answer: No. The normal rules for courses that can be taken S/U apply. Courses taken S/U cannot be used to satisfy major, minor, or NTC core requirements. Students may take only one course S/U each semester.
  • Will remote learning be available if I don’t want to return to campus for Fall 2021?
    • Answer: No. There is no option for NTC students to be fully remote students.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
  • I had an honor board hearing scheduled during the first two weeks of September. Will this be rescheduled?
    • Answer: Yes. The Office of Academic Integrity will be in touch with each respondent and complainant, and hearing board members, to reschedule these hearings as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Champagne at rspencer@tulane.edu.
  • I have an honor board hearing scheduled for Sept 14 or later. Will this proceed normally?
    • Answer: Yes. Please follow instructions you’ve already been given about participating. Please contact Rachel Champagne will any questions at rspencer@tulane.edu.
  • I have a pending case involving academic misconduct. What should I do?
CAMPUS HEALTH & HOUSING

Please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life with questions about housing: housing | (tulane.edu)

For questions about Campus Health services, including COVID-19 testing protocols, please contact Campus Health: https://campushealth.tulane.edu/

OTHER

I want to help New Orleans recover from Hurricane Ida. What can I do?

Answer: The Center for Public Service is leading the Tulane community in volunteering for Ida recovery efforts. How to Help: Disaster Relief Resources | Center for Public Service (tulane.edu)