The Altman Application, like the program itself, is a rigorous process involving a written application, a letter of recommendation, and a virtual interview. The application is an opportunity both for the Altman Team to learn more about potential scholars and for incoming students to learn more about the Altman Program.
The Altman Program in International Studies & Business offers students a unique set of academic, intellectual and professional opportunities:
The Altman Program is quite demanding. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for dual degrees, students will be expected to fulfill the public service graduation requirements, degree capstones, and Altman senior seminars. Altman Scholars will also participate in a mandatory summer program at the end of freshman year and a junior year abroad in which the student will be expected to take the majority of courses in their target language. As a result, only ambitious and academically promising students will be accepted into the program as incoming freshmen. Applicants should have preliminary language proficiency, as evidenced by their placement into at least the second semester of their chosen language of study (especially for commonly taught languages such as Spanish and French). It is recommended that students applying to the Altman Program should have earned 9-12 Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or equivalent credits before matriculating at Tulane. Please see The Altman Program application FAQ page for more information on AP/IB credits.
The application for the class of 2026 will be available in mid-December of 2021. The early application deadline will be February 15, 2022, and the final deadline will be March 15, 2022. Those who submit their applications before February 15th will be in the pipeline for earlier interviews and possibly earlier admission to the program.
Only students who have already been accepted to Tulane are invited to apply to the Altman Program.* Please note that your Altman Program application will be reviewed only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation (LOR) from a teacher or school advisor. Click here to view the LOR guidelines. Please give this information to the recommender, and submit the LOR to us either by mail or email.
In preparation for completing the application, please become familiar with the Curricular Requirements of the program.
A pdf of the application for the Altman Program class of 2025 can be found here. Though the Altman Program is not yet accepting applications for the 2026 cohort, there will be no major changes to the questions on the application.
Please find the list of frequently asked questions here.
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*Should you have a strong interest in the program but have not yet been admitted to Tulane, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep your name on our radar.