Freshmen - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences


Congratulations on your admission to The University of Tulsa!

We’ve included important information on your enrollment for the fall semester. You should complete two important online diagnostic exams prior to selecting your first-semester classes. Since most of our majors require study of a foreign language, you should plan to complete the Language Placement Exam if you wish to continue the study of a language that you started in high school. You should take this exam to assess your placement in Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish. To take a language that you have not studied previously, you simply enroll at the beginning level. Everyone must also complete ALEKS, the math placement test. Instructions for doing so are included here.

We will use ACT or SAT scores and any previous collegiate transcripts to place you in English courses, as well as other appropriate coursework for your intended major. The following link will be useful to find course offerings for the coming summer and fall terms:

Schedule of Courses

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment to enroll in your fall classes, please contact Colleen Wilson at 918-631-3218 or Veronica Ostapowich at 918-631-2473.

Thanks for taking the time to review this information. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

  • New Student Portal

    As a newly admitted student you should go to the New Student Portal and follow the instructions to activate your TU account and log into the portal, the gateway to your life as a TU student! You will be able to find your user-name and set your password by following step-by-step instructions.

    Once you have your user name and password you can visit the New Student Portal where you will be able to:

    • submit your intent to enroll form and pay your deposit
    • create New Student Checklist
    • view your financial aid award
    • sign up for orientation and housing
  • Language Placement

    TU utilizes an online placement exam as one of three criteria to help ensure students begin studying languages at a course level that matches their level of proficiency and achievement. Students whose language background allows them to be placed in a course beyond the first-semester level may also receive credit for the previous course.

    Password:  hurricane
    Login:  TU student ID Number (or SSN if you don’t know your TU ID number)

  • Mathematics Placement

    The University of Tulsa recognizes that understanding of mathematics is a core requirement for success in college, regardless of your intended field of study. 

    It is important for success in mathematics that you enroll in a course for which you have the necessary preparation and which leads to the math courses required for your particular major.

    ALEKS is a powerful, artificial intelligence based mechanism to assess math proficiency and skill level. The ALEKS Placement Assessment is available online using your TU Username and Password. It covers material from Basic Math through Precalculus and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.

    After the assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material, and to improve placement and eventual course outcomes.

    Who has to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment?

    • All entering freshmen, regardless of AP, IB, dual enrollment.
    • All entering transfer students with no transfer credits for Calculus I or higher.
    • We highly encourage all transfer students to take the exam if they need additional mathematics coursework. If the score on the exam indicates a lack of preparedness for the course, the student should seriously consider taking any missing prerequisites or taking an ALEKS learning module, included with the assessment.
    • Some returning students are required to take the Placement Assessment if no prerequisite courses have been taken.

    Is there a fee for using ALEKS?

    Use of ALEKS is included in your student fees.

    Can I retake the ALEKS Placement Assessment?

    Yes, you may take up to 3 placement assessments. However, to make each attempt worthwhile, it is important that you spend time working in your ALEKS Prep and Learning Module in between placement assessments so that you can improve your skills.

    When can I start my ALEKS Placement Assessment?

    • Placement Assessment access is available now. New students may access ALEKS by going to the New Student Portal and logging in. The test will appear under the New Student checklist. For specific questions regarding the math assessment and the math requirement, please contact our advising office at 918-631-2244 and schedule a time with an adviser.
    • Returning students may use the link below. You will need your TU Username and Password to log in and begin the assessment.
    • Returning TU students:  ALEKS
  • Current Freshmen

    All current freshmen should meet with their AS 1001 instructor during advising week to prepare for online enrollment. Enrollment information along with important dates will be posted online with other Academic Essentials.

    Listed below you will find information on enrollment dates, course descriptions and First Seminars that all first-year students are required to take. Information will be posted as it becomes available.