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Tufts Pre-College Programs

Tufts Pre-College Programs offer a variety of in-person and virtual offerings for high school students like you. All of these programs, no matter the topic, include the rigorous challenges of college level academia, the potential to earn college credits, and the ability to experience Tufts robust campus-life. Another benefit of these programs is the opportunity for students to interact with other like students from around the globe, and to create relationships with Tufts World Renowned faculty and staff. 

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Interested in taking an undergraduate or graduate level course at Tufts University, but not ready to commit to a certificate or degree program?  Choose from over 150 available courses and workshops with University College at Tufts. No application, no admissions, no obligation, just browse and register, its that easy. Choose from Fall and Spring Semesters or Winter and Summer Sessions.  

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Lifelong Learning at Tufts

The OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts seeks to engage the minds and foster the well-being of intellectually curious older adults through a wide range of educational and social programs, including lectures, interactive study groups, special-interest clubs, and more, all offered in a welcoming, pressure-free environment. The Institute is self-governing through volunteer-based committees made up of our members. If you have a curious mind and an interest in learning, we invite you to consider becoming a member today!

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I had the wonderful opportunity to take a public speaking course this summer through Tufts. This class was extremely engaging, despite the restrictions of online learning. We began each lesson with exercises, each student would alternate leading the class on warmups, we were given time to produce a short speech to present during class time, and had a chance to watch videos of successful speeches to emulate. Our assignments included recording a draft speech to be uploaded onto Canvas, and we gave comments and suggestions to our classmates to help them improve for the final speech. This particular course opened my eyes to the beauty of speaking in public and the communication skills needed to interact with others. I felt the progress and improvement by the end of this program and can’t believe my development throughout those weeks.

Public Speaking - Student, 2020

The T.A.s were extremely helpful. Even though Sofia had a very limited prior experience with coding, she never felt overwhelmed because she knew that she can always ask for help. Well Done by all the staff members!

Parent - Engineering Design Lab - 2021

In June 2006 I walked out of a 36-year teaching career and walked into life as a student again. I've taken fun and stimulating Osher classes, met wonderful, engaged people and enjoyed cultural and social experiences ever since. Tufts Osher Institute has enriched me beyond my wildest expectations. Thanks to all.

Osher Institute at Tufts Member - 2021

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