Tufts University

This page will be updated by late summer 2020.

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

Official Transcript(s)

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

2

Test Scores (optional)
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3901
ACT code: 1922

Beginning with applicants for fall 2021, Tufts University has adopted a test-optional admissions policy. Learn more about Tufts’ standardized test score policy.

If you would like your SAT or ACT scores to be considered with your application, 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. Students may also self-report test scores using the form available in their Tufts Application Status Portal. Tufts can also accept copies of SAT or ACT score reports sent directly from 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 October (SAT) and September (ACT) if ranking Tufts for the Match.

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

English language testing is required for students for whom English is not the primary language and not the language of instruction in their secondary school. Tufts accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, and Duolingo to demonstrate English proficiency.

3

2020-2021 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002219
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

4

2020-2021 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.

5

2018 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

Submit materials to IDOC. This will include a copy of your parents' 2018 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, 2020. You will receive an admissions decision by mid-February.

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.

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 4 - December 15. 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 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 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 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 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

2020-2021 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002219
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2020-2021 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3901
Available Oct. 1

 

2018 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) 627-4079  (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