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Tufts University

Medford, MA

Finalists who rank Tufts

If you are a Finalist who ranked Tufts, your National College Match application will be sent to Tufts, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Requirements

Tufts University Application Status Portal Activation

QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Tufts University on October 18, and Tufts University may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Tufts University will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Tufts University.

QuestBridge Finalist Intended Program Form

After your QuestBridge Application has been forwarded to Tufts, you will receive instructions via email to access your Tufts applicant status portal. Within the applicant 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.

Official Transcript(s)

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

(Optional) Test Scores
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 wish to submit test scores, Tufts accepts self-reported test scores from the QuestBridge Application or Tufts applicant 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.

2024-2025 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 by creating a College Board account. Instructions are available on the College Board website.
  • 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 by answering the relevant questions in the CSS Profile.

2022 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' 2022 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).

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002219

Submit as soon as available

The FAFSA will not be available until at least December 2023. Please complete the FAFSA as soon as it is available and submit it directly to Tufts.

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

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 applicant status portal. An Early Decision Agreement must be signed and submitted by you, and include the signatures from a parent or guardian and a school counselor. Finalists pursuing Early Decision I should submit the Tufts/QuestBridge Applicant Form and all required materials by December 8. Finalists pursuing Early Decision II should submit the Tufts/QuestBridge Applicant Form and all required materials by January 4. Financial aid materials for Early Decision II applicants must be submitted by January 18.

The Early Decision Agreement for QuestBridge Finalists is available here. You may email Sean Ashburn with any questions.

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).

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 applicant status portal

Link is available via Tufts applicant 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

(Optional) Test Scores
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

Secondary School Report

If included in QuestBridge application, no need to resubmit

If included in QuestBridge application, no need to resubmit

Optional 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 art portfolio or 10 minutes of time-based video work, which represents your strengths and interests, via your Tufts applicant status portal.

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

Finalists who did not rank Tufts

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002219

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2024-2025 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3901
Available Oct. 1

2022 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Submit to IDOC

Contact Information

Tufts Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
[email protected]

Sean Ashburn, Associate Director of Admissions
[email protected]

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for submitting admission and financial aid information):

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: [email protected]
If possible, email is preferred.

Do not mail or email financial aid documents. All financial aid materials should be uploaded via IDOC