|Summer Session for HS||Dec. 1st, 2017||Course-specific*|
|Tufts College Experience||Dec. 1st, 2017||May 1st, 2018|
|Pre-College Intensives:||Dec. 1st, 2017||May 1st, 2018|
* Deadlines are driven by the specific courses students intend to enroll in. Please see the Summer Session academic calendar for more details.
Both domestic and international students are welcome to apply to and attend our pre-college programs. This page includes instructions for both types of students.
|Summer Session for HS||Entering Grades 11-12|
|Tufts College Experience||Entering Grades 11-12|
|• International Relations||Entering Grades 11-12|
|• Leadership for Social Change||Entering Grades 10-12|
|• SMFA Studio Art||Entering Grades 10 - 12|
Start your application by clicking the button below. The application system will ask you to create an account username and password, which allows you to save and return to your application whenever you need to via the link below.
Once in the application, select “Tufts Pre-College Programs”. Then, select the Program for which you would like to apply.
Applying to multiple Pre-College Programs? You should apply to one program at a time using the same account and following the same steps outlined here. You do not need a new user name and password and the system will save your personal information and academic history so you do not need to re-enter it.
The Application will ask you for the following, depending on the program for which you are applying and will ask you to attest that your statements are true before you hit submit. Please note that, for students under 18, parents will be asked to confirm their approval of the application. For students applying to Summer Session for High Schoolers, you will also be asked to pay a $65 application fee upon submitting your application.
|Basic Personal Information||Program Preferences||Essay||Letter of Recomme-
ndation Contact information
|Test scores||Academic History|
|Tufts College Experience||YES||
|Tufts Summer Session for HS||YES||
|Tufts Summer Intensives:|
|Leadership for Social Change||YES||-||-||1||-||YES|
|SMFA Studio Art||YES||
||YES*||-||-||art courses taken|
*What are your goals for attending a Pre-College Studio Art Intensive this summer? (max 200 words)
Before an application can be reviewed, the following additional documents will need to be provided:
Once an applicant has submitted an application and all required admissions documents are received, the applicant will be considered for admission by the Pre-College review committee for the specific program(s) to which they applied.
Decisions are made on a rolling basis and students will typically receive an official email informing them of their admissions status within 10 days of Tufts receiving all required materials.
If you do not receive your email within two weeks of all materials being submitted, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-981-7008.
Disclaimer: This program is not related to Tufts University Undergraduate Admissions. Participation in this program does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree program. Tufts reserves the right to admit as requested, to deny admission, or to offer provisional admission. The program will not provide feedback to applicants if admission is denied.”
Admitted students may reserve their seat by submitting a non-refundable deposit. Until a deposit is received, the student is not guaranteed a spot in the program.
The non-refundable deposit is as follows:
|Summer Session for HS||$300|
|Tufts College Experience||$500|
This deposit will be requested through the application system and can be paid directly in your application account.
In order to be considered enrolled in the program, students are required to pay the balance of their program fees and to submit additional documentation that will enable us to ensure their safe participation in our programs.
Final payment for programs can be made through your application account and is due on the following dates:
|Final Payment Date|
|Summer Session for HS||Course-specific*|
|Tufts College Experience||May 15th, 2018|
||May 15th, 2018|
||May 15th, 2018|
||May 15th, 2018|
*Deadlines are driven by the specific courses students intend to enroll in. Please see the Summer Session academic calendar for more details.
In addition to making the final payment, there are a series of waivers and documents that students must submit to ensure a safe program experience. These forms will be requested through the application portal and can be uploaded directly to that site.
Please note that enrollment in any Tufts Summer Pre-College Program is contingent on the receipt of the fees and materials described above.
Summer at Tufts welcomes international students in all of its programs. Once you have been accepted to a program through the process above, you must obtain a visa.
Tufts will provide students who have been accepted through the process above with an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status, which is needed for acquisition of an eligible study visa.
Delivery of the I-20 form will be conducted through University Express Mail Services (UEMS), a secure express service for delivery of important documents between you and Tufts using reliable shipping companies. International students must create an account to be able to receive important documents from Tufts University.
After account creation, follow system prompts to set up delivery of important documents from Tufts Summer Session to you. Be sure that you select "Tufts Summer Session" when setting up the delivery. Other programs at Tufts University use UEMS, and an error in UEMS will cause delay or result in a possible loss of the opportunity to study at Tufts.
Payment for shipping through the UEMS service is the responsibility of the applicant. Options exist for payment, which include credit card, PayPal, or wire transfer.
An interview with a Tufts International Student Advisor is required. You will be emailed instructions on how to meet the designated officer. Failure to complete this step will result in immediate withdrawal from your course(s). This will invalidate your visa, putting your stay in the U.S. at risk.
A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.