Tufts to pilot test-optional admissions in 3-year trial

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions opted to go test-optional for a three-year cycle, beginning with applicants matriculating in fall 2021, which was announced in a March 24 blog post by Dean of Admissions JT Duck. Tufts was not actively considering a test-optional policy, but made the decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects […]


Editorial: First-Year Legacy Reception highlights Tufts’ elitism

The Tufts Class of 2023 matriculated into Tufts University on Aug. 28, and while the majority of the newly minted class spent time after the ceremony attending various seminars and bidding farewell to family members, a select group of new students and their families walked down hill to the Science and Engineering Complex, where this […]


Passport program provides first-year mentorship, lifelong friendships

For international students arriving at Tufts, the first year of college can often entail more challenges than just making friends and trying to find their classrooms. Many international students, especially those on financial aid who may not have had the resources to travel to the United States before, must learn to integrate into an entirely different […]


SMFA, Tufts merge admissions policies, practices

Following the university’s acquisition of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) this summer, the upcoming admissions cycle will mark the first that will be overseen by Tufts. To prepare for this process, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has been aligning the SMFA admission standards with those of Tufts, Karen Richardson, dean of admissions and enrollment management, said. Admissions […]


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