Select First Session online courses available (May 24th - June 30th)
Every summer, Tufts University welcomes rising college Freshmen and rising high school seniors (students graduating in 2018) as they take Undergraduate courses and engage with the broader Tufts Community.
Rising college Freshmen are considered to be “Visiting Undergraduates” and should visit this page to register for Undergraduate courses through our Summer Session.
Rising high school seniors may take one or two Tufts University courses for academic credit during Second Summer Session (July 5th – August 11th). Students can choose to explore a new subject - philosophy, economics, or engineering, or they can choose a favorite subject to delve into more deeply, such as math, a foreign language, science, or drama.
As their schedule permits, students can combine an Undergraduate course with a course in the Tufts Pre-College Program. Students may request enrollment in up to two courses (between Pre-College and Undergraduate courses) if desired. The Tufts Pre-College Admissions Committee reserves the right to limit enrollment to one program/class.
All eligible courses are offered by the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Students will study alongside Tufts and visiting undergraduate students, earning a Tufts credit, which is the equivalent of three or four semester hours at other universities. You can request that the credit you earn at Tufts be transferred to the college you attend at a later time.
Included in your tuition are free college prep mini-classes. Learn more about our SAT Prep and College Admissions Essay writing courses.
Note that after admission, you will be prompted to complete a number of disclosure forms and waivers. Participation is contingent upon completion of these forms. Please see this page for additional information.
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.