The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies serves as an umbrella office to ensure consistency in graduate education policies and effectiveness. Typically graduate students in each school will report to their department or Dean's Office, especially in regards to signing up for classes, applying for graduation, or handing in their theses.
How can I find out the status of my application/where to send my scores/if you've received my information?
I'm having an issue with my online application. Can you help me?
OGPS does not handle the admissions process. To find out the status of your application, please contact the department chair of the program you are applying to. Alternately, you may contact the following people:
Can your office provide me with funding for...
Is my graduate fellowship, teaching assistantship, or research assistantship taxable?
The answer to this will vary greatly based on the position you are in, as well as the department you are in. Our office provides a limited number of BOR-SREB fellowships each year, and those are not taxed; however, you will be responsible for reporting the income on your taxes. If you are receiving a departmental fellowship or position, you should contact your department graduate advisor about whether it will be taxed.
Where do I submit my application for graduation and thesis?
All materials for graduation (your application, copies of your thesis) go to the Dean's Office of your school. Neither The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, nor the Office of Academic Affairs, accepts these materials.
I don't have a social security number, and the online application is requiring one. What can I do?
Please enter the following in lieu of a social security number: 000-00-0000. This will allow you to proceed with the application, and our admissions staff will be able to tell you are an international student applicant.
What kind of visa do I need?
For information about visas and renewals, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Will I need a Social Security Number for my fellowship?
This will vary depending on your fellowship and whether or not it will be taxed.
Who should I contact about ESL courses, testing, or seminars?
You can reach out to Robert Connor, Director of ESL for more information about ESL programs and opportunities at Tulane.