Tufts University

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Tufts

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Official Transcripts

Mail or email (email is preferred) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (see Contact Information below).

2

Official or Self-Reported Test Scores
SAT code: 3901
ACT code: 1922

Tufts accepts official scores from the College Board and/or ACT, as well as self-reported test scores. If sending official scores from a testing agency, do NOT use the rush reporting service. Scores may be self-reported on the QuestBridge application. Tufts can also accept copies of SAT or ACT score reports directly from students or counselors via email. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Tufts. 

The latest test date administrations are October (SAT) and September (ACT) if ranking Tufts for the College Match.

Tufts requires either the SAT or the ACT. Tufts does not require SAT Subject Tests, nor the Writing/Essay sections of the SAT or ACT.

TOEFL is required for any student attending an overseas school where the language of instruction is not English.

3

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002219
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

4

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 3901
Available Oct. 1

Please select "Early Decision" as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial PROFILE Waiver Request.

5

Financial Documents

Submit materials to IDOC. This will include a copy of your parents' 2017 federal income tax returns (signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2s and other earnings statements). Include personal and corporate/partnership tax returns. If your parents did not file a tax return, please have them submit a Non Tax Filer Statement via IDOC. If you are unable to submit the IDOC, please fax materials to Tufts Student Services (Contact Information).

Options following the Match

Early Decision

If Tufts is your first choice and you wish to apply through Early Decision Round 2, please email sean.ashburn@tufts.edu. An Early Decision Agreement must be signed and submitted by you and have the signature of your parent or guardian, and school counselor. The Early Decision Agreement for QuestBridge Finalists is available here. This is a binding commitment with an application deadline of January 1, 2019. You will receive an admissions decision by mid February.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Tufts for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Tufts on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 5 - December 10. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Tufts (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Tufts according to your status by the deadlines listed below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Tufts and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Tufts

Tufts-Questbridge Writing Supplement

Link is available via Tufts Application Status Portal

Link is available via Tufts Application Status Portal

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Feb. 15

 

 

Official Transcripts
(sent directly by your school counselor)

Update including 12th grade first semester/trimester grades submitted no later than mid-February

Including 12th grade first semester/trimester grades submitted no later than mid-February

Official or Self-Reported Test Scores
SAT code: 3901
ACT code: 1922

Only if new scores to report

One teacher recommendation from a junior or senior year teacher in a core subject

If included in QuestBridge application, no need to resubmit

An additional letter, though not encouraged, may be submitted if the student feels it can add new perspective to his or her application

If included in QuestBridge application, no need to resubmit

An additional letter, though not encouraged, may be submitted if the student feels it can add new perspective to his or her application

Secondary School Report

If included in QuestBridge application, no need to resubmit

If included in QuestBridge application, no need to resubmit

Art Portfolio

Required only for students applying to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Combined Degree BFA + BA/BS. Submit a 15-20 piece portfolio of recent work, which represents your strengths and interests, via SlideRoom.

Required only for students applying to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Combined Degree BFA + BA/BS. Submit a 15-20 piece portfolio of recent work, which represents your strengths and interests, via SlideRoom.

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Tufts and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Tufts

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002219
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 3901
Available Oct. 1

 

2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Submit to IDOC

 

Contact Information

Contact Information (for submitting materials and general questions):

Email, mail or fax official transcripts to:
Tufts University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Bendetson Hall
2 The Green
Medford, MA 02155
Fax: (617) 627-4079  *Please include a high school cover sheet when possible.
Email: undergraduate.admissions@tufts.edu

Do not mail financial aid documents. Please scan and email documentation to studentservices@tufts.edu or fax to (617) 627-3987.

Tufts Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid