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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.

 

Why Altman?

The Altman Program in International Studies & Business offers students a unique set of academic, intellectual and professional opportunities:

  • The ability to earn two degrees in four years through an integrated curriculum that coordinates extensive coursework in liberal arts, business, and advanced language;
  • The resources of a research university combined with the intimacy of a small program where students receive personal, individualized attention;
  • International exposure through the required study abroad programs;
  • Altman stipends for internships, study abroad, and research;
  • Dedicated academic advising to mentor Altman scholars; and
  • Ability to participate in programming sponsored by the Altman Program such as roundtable discussions with prominent members of the political and business worlds and cultural celebrations with fellow students.

 

Academic Recommendations for Applicants

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 his/her 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.

How to Apply

The Altman Program application for the class of 2024 will open in mid-December 2019.

A pdf of the Altman Scholar 2023 Application can be found here. Though the Altman Program is not yet accepting applications for the 2024 cohort, there will be no major changes to the questions on the application.

The early application deadline will be February 15th, and the final deadline will be March 15th. 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.

Please find the list of frequently asked questions here.

Any questions about the application process can be directed to altman@tulane.edu

 

*Should you have a strong interest in the program but have not yet been admitted to Tulane, please email us at altman@tulane.edu so we can keep your name on our radar.