When and where will the Real Estate Minor Summer Institute be held?
The Real Estate Minor Summer Institute takes place in the School of Architecture (Richardson Memorial Hall) on Tulane’s Uptown Campus. For 2020, the program runs from May 11 to July 2. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., with scheduled breaks between classes. Occasionally, there are required and optional events on Fridays and Saturdays. Please refer to the posted draft program schedule for day-to-day activities.
Can I take some courses this summer and complete my real estate minor next summer?
No. It is important that the integrity of the minor remains constant, and that the curriculum is completed in one summer.
Does the program have a final exam period similar to the regular school terms?
No. Final exams are taken during the last week of each session.
Will there be homework or outside reading?
Yes. Participants of the program are expected to complete assignments in-class and out-of-class. Students are also tested to ensure a solid grasp of the academic curriculum. Required textbooks are determined by each individual Professor and students will be notified of any required purchases prior to the start of the program.
Are there any pre-requisite courses?
No. There are no required pre-requisite courses. However, students are encouraged to take the ARCH 3525 Making Cities: Introduction to Real Estate elective course offered by the School of Architecture each Spring semester. In general, all students from all departments and backgrounds are encouraged to register for the program.
Where will I live while attending the program?
On-campus housing is available but not included in the $10,000 tuition. Students apply to housing separately. Housing applications for the summer will open April 1, 2020. For more answers to frequently asked housing and residential life questions, go to housing.tulane.edu for Tulane University's main Housing office.
Is on-campus housing mandatory?
While housing is optional, participants are strongly encouraged to reside on campus, as this component has proven to expand the learning environment outside of the classroom and accelerate group discussions and networking. Further, the "dorm life" exposes students to different ideas, cultures, personalities and experiences, allowing students to become better-rounded, open-minded individuals.
Does tuition include a meal plan? Do my WaveBucks roll over for use during the summer?
While meal plans are not included in the cost of tuition, the program does occasionally provide lunch to students in particular during special events and tours. Tulane meal plans do not roll over for use. Specifically, Wavebucks and NOLAbucks expire at the end of the spring semester, typically mid-May.
What is the dress code for the program? Will I need real estate professional clothing?
Dress is casual during regular class meetings, but business professional attire is required on occasion including final presentations, guest lectures, tours, etc. Additionally, all students should be prepared to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants for construction tours. Exact items will be determined by each individual professor.