Tufts University

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Tufts

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

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

QuestBridge Finalist Intended Program Form

After your QuestBridge Application has been forwarded to Tufts, you will receive instructions via email to access your Tufts application status portal. Within the application status portal, complete the QuestBridge Finalists Intended Program Form to indicate whether you wish to be considered for Tufts’ School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, or SMFA at Tufts.

2

Official Transcript(s)

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

3

Test Scores (Optional)
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3901
ACT code: 1922

Tufts University offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about Tufts’ test-optional policy. Students who rank Tufts can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in Tufts’ review of their application. For students who would like to submit test scores, Tufts accepts self-reported test scores from the QuestBridge Application or Tufts application status portal; scores reported on official transcripts; or score reports sent by students or counselors via email. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Tufts and requested that their scores be considered for admission. 

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

Tufts does not require SAT Subject Tests, the SAT Essay, or the writing section of the ACT and will not consider them in the admission process.

English language proficiency testing is required for students whose primary language is not English, unless they have been enrolled in a school where English is the language of instruction for at least three years. Tufts accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, and Duolingo to demonstrate English proficiency.

4

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002219
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

5

2021-2022 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3901
Available Oct. 1

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

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your non-custodial parent must submit the online Non-Custodial CSS Profile using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS Profile.
  • If you do not have any contact with your non-custodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Non-Custodial Profile Waiver Request.

6

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

Submit materials to IDOC. This will include a copy of your parents' 2019 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 I or Early Decision II, please indicate this on your Tufts/QuestBridge Applicant Form found within your Tufts application status portal. Early Decision is a binding committment. 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. You may email Sean Ashburn with any questions. 

Finalists pursuing Early Decision I should submit the Tufts/QuestBridge Applicant Form and all required materials by December 8, 2020. 

Finalists pursuing Early Decision II should submit the Tufts/QuestBridge Applicant Form and all required materials by January 6, 2021. 

Regular Decision

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

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 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 4 - December 9. 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 Requirements: 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 Applicant Form

Link is available via Tufts Application Status Portal

Link is available via Tufts Application Status Portal

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Feb. 15

 

 

Official Transcript(s)
(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

Test Scores (Optional)
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3901
ACT code: 1922

Only if submitting scores and there are new scores to report

Only if submitting scores and there are 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 their 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 their application

Secondary School Report

If included in QuestBridge application, no need to resubmit

If included in QuestBridge application, no need to resubmit

Art Portfolio (Optional) 

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 Requirements: 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

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002219
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2021-2022 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3901
Available Oct. 1

 

2019 Federal Tax Returns and 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) 627-3860  (Please include a high school cover sheet when possible.)
Email: undergraduate.admissions@tufts.edu

Do not mail financial aid documents. If unable to provide materials via IDOC, 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