Registrations or applications for Tufts Summer Programs are reviewed by program staff or an admissions committee (if an application is required). Admissibility is based on the quality of credentials submitted by the applicant. Tufts University reserves the right to admit as requested, to deny admission, or offer provisional admission. The program will not provide feedback to applicants when admission is denied.
Should you enroll, you will have been selected to study at Tufts University this summer based on the evaluation of admission credentials submitted to the Tufts University. You will have been placed in a summer program or course based both on your wishes and the decision of the Program in which you enroll. Should discovery be made at any point in your enrollment at Tufts University this summer that part or the whole of your application for admission was false, you will be withdrawn from Tufts University.
Tufts University reserves the right to determine admissibility to special, summer-only, student status, and to deny admission to persons who are judged to not have disclosed requested biographical information or educational history with completeness and honesty. Further, admission may be denied to persons who are judged to not have adequate preparation for college-level study at Tufts University.
Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions, where possible. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department. Misjudgment of your readiness to study in a course at Tufts University in the summer will not be considered as an extenuating circumstance if you withdraw and request a refund.
In some cases, a transcript may be requested prior to confirming eligibility for a student to enroll in a particular course. Should a transcript be requested, participation in the course will not be confirmed until the transcript has been provided and reviewed. Students will receive email correspondence and, where possible, phone calls in such cases.
Applicants with a high school diploma will be considered for admission as a special, summer student at the undergraduate or graduate level. If you are a high school student, review information specific to your program.
You are considered “Officially Enrolled” when:
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.