Undergraduate Courses for High School Students

Every summer, Tufts University welcomes graduating seniors, and rising juniors and seniors (students graduating in 2018) as they take Undergraduate courses and engage with the broader Tufts Community. With courses ranging from Comp Sci to Poli Sci, from Astronomy to Public Speaking, and from Calculus to Nutrition … there is something for every student!

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 Juniors & Seniors may take one or two Tufts University courses for academic credit online or in workshops at the SMFA throughout the Summer or on-campus in Medford / Somerville or Boston during Second Summer Session (July 5th – August 11th). Considering an Online course? Click here to learn more about success in our Online courses and for additional links to policies and technical requirements specific to these courses.

As their schedule permits, students can combine an Undergraduate course with a Pre-College Course. 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, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and the School of 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.

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Program Details

  • Courses are conveniently scheduled Mondays through Fridays
  • Many classes meet in the evening, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • The first class meets on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
  • The last class meets on Friday, August 11, 2017
  • Check course detail for the exact schedule

Application Deadline is Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer courses fill up quickly. Enroll soon to guarantee your spot!

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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.