Tuition and Fees

2018 Program Dates

Summer Session: Open


  • Summer Session for HS: Open
  • SMFA Studio Art: Open
  • Residential Programs: Closed

Summer Abroad: Closed

First Session: May 23rd – June 29th

Second Session: July 3rd – August 10th

12-Week Session: May 23rd – August 10th

Visiting Students

Rising college Freshmen, Undergraduates, Graduates, Professionals, Adult Learners

Each summer, Tufts welcomes visiting Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, and Adult Students from across the country and around the world. Summer enrollment at Tufts is a great way to earn University credits to make good use of your Summer or get a head start on your next career.

Tufts Summer Session offers 170+ courses, from Comp Sci to Poli Sci, from Artificial Intelligence to Public Speaking, and Organic Chemistry to Nutrition. Our offerings currently include courses from the following Schools:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Most summer courses are offered in the evening or online allowing you to earn credit while holding an internship and enjoying your summer. We also offer several Summer Study Abroad options so you can explore your world and vacation, too.

If you are in need of a course syllabus for credit transfer purposes syllabi will be posted as a PDF along with each course listing on; if you do not see the syllabus for your course posted, please feel free to email and we will provide you with the name and email of the professor teaching your course. If you already know the name and email of your professor, you may reach out to them directly and request a syllabus for your summer course.

Please note: syllabus information may not be available immediately upon requesting it. We ask for your patience as faculty prepare for the summer.

Registering for Summer Session courses is easy!

  1. Visit the Summer Course List and search or browse for the course and section you'd like to enroll in.
  2. Add a course section to your cart
    1. A one-time, non-refundable $65 application fee will be applied to your cart at point of check out.
  3. Check out. Be sure you choose the correct credit type, since this may affect the tuition rate. Many of our courses are available for undergraduate credit, graduate credit, as well as for auditors and high schoolers.
  4. Create a Student Profile in our enrollment system to complete the check-out process
    1. You will create a username and password at this point that will give you access to your Student Portal on our enrollment system.
    2. Access to the enrollment system will allow you to easily enroll and pay for classes, drop classes, request refunds, and submit applications when needed.
  5. Complete your check out process by paying in full, a deposit, or requesting an invoice.
    1. Please visit the "How to Pay" page for instructions and information on paying for Summer Session classes.
  6. Validate your Tufts University student credentials
    1. When your credentials are ready (usually a few business days after enrolling in a course), you will receive three emails from the Tufts' Student Information System:
      • Email 1: Directions on how to proceed
      • Email 2: Your Tufts Student ID Number
      • Email 3: A link to Tufts Tools
    2. Open the link you receive and enter your Tufts Student ID Number (from Email 2) to create your Tufts Student Password
  7. Accessing Tufts' Student Information System (SIS)
    1. As a visiting Tufts student, SIS is where you can access the course schedule, request a transcript, view final grades, and pay your tuition balance if you chose to pay via invoice.
    2. Please call 617-981-7008 for any questions or issues

You will receive emails from Tufts throughout the process and you may always contact us at any time with questions.

Note for returning Summer students: thank you for coming back! We are excited to have you. Although your Tufts Username from your previous enrollment still exists, you will need to reactivate it by going through the enrollment process described above.

International Student?

We welcome students from around the world to our Medford/Somerville, Boston, and Grafton campuses each Summer. For more information about how to attend Summer courses at Tufts, please visit our International Student page.