Free co-curricular mini-classes to help you get a leg up on your college admissions.*
In this writing mini-course, exclusively for Tufts Summer Study students, your focus will be on producing a solid first draft of your college admissions essay.
Many students find the college admissions essay to be the most challenging part of the college application process. And most admissions offices will tell you that it's among the most important criteria for acceptance. How do you communicate everything you want your top-choice university to know about you in one piece of writing? At the Admissions Essay Series, you will learn the essentials of writing this extremely important document.
As a Tufts Summer Study student this summer, you can attend our popular entrance exam prep workshops. Although this mini course is targeted at preparation for the newly revised Scholastic Attitude Test (SAT), the lessons and strategies are designed to help you better understand all standardized exams and score better. You will benefit from this class if you take the ACT.
Exercises will help you on understand the question and answer quickly and confidently. The instructor will help you with proven test-taking strategies in a supportive atmosphere. Students who have already taken the SAT or ACT, but wish to improve their score, have found these sessions very useful.
*These co-curricular courses are offered at no cost to students enrolled in courses and programs at Tufts Sumer Study. Only students enrolled in the Tufts Summer Writing Program, Foundations of Law & Ethics, Health Science Honors, Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing, or in the Tufts Summer College program are eligible. Neither Tufts Summer Study nor Tufts University warrantees that participation in these co-curricular activities will result in improved test scores, subsequent advantages in admission to a college or university.
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.