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Applicability of Policies

All students participating in University College programming are bound by the policies listed under "All Programs and Courses" as well as the policies for the specific Program and School in which they are enrolling. If you are enrolling in multiple programs or programs in multiple schools at Tufts, it is important to check the policies of each. If you are living with us on campus, please also see the residential life policies section. 

It is the student's responsibility to review and understand all policies applicable to them. Please email us at courses@tufts.edu if you have any questions about the policies or their applicability to you. Note that all policies are subject to change without notice. Last updated August 2022.

 

    All Programs and Courses

    University Policies

    All students at Tufts University, including non-degree students, are responsible for knowing and complying with all University-wide policies. These policies can be found here: https://www.tufts.edu/about/policies

    Policies Include:

    • Privacy statements
    • Information Stewardship and Information Technology Policies
    • Communications Policies
    • Financial Policies
    • Department of Public and Environmental Safety Policies
    • Office of Equal Opportunity Policies
    • University Counsel Policies
    • Student Grievance Policies
    • FERPA
    Eligibility, Admissions, Enrollment

    Tufts University reserves the right to determine admissibility to its courses and programs. For the criteria for entrance for a given course or program, please visit the course or program pages. Tufts University reserves the right to review and determine the admissibility of applicants based on findings during a review of past academic, behavioral, or criminal misconduct. Disclosure of offense(s), and a statement from officials at previous institutions will be required.

    Registrations or applications for courses or programs are reviewed by program staff or an admissions committee (if an application is required). Admissibility is based on the quality of credentials submitted by the applicant relative to the specific criteria outlined for the course or program. Please note that persons under the age of 15 are not eligible for registration, unless otherwise specifically stated. In pre-college residential programs, students must be over 15 and under 19 years of age.

    Tufts University reserves the right to admit as requested, to deny admission, or offer provisional admission. The program will not provide feedback to applicants when admission is denied. Tufts University reserves the right to deny admission to persons who are judged to not have disclosed requested biographical information or educational history with completeness and honesty. Further, admission may be denied to persons who are judged to not have adequate preparation for college-level study at Tufts University.

    Should you enroll, you will have been selected to study at Tufts University for only the specific course or program into which you were admitted, based on the evaluation of admission credentials submitted to the Tufts University. You will have been placed in a program or course based both on your wishes and the decision of Tufts University. Should discovery be made at any point in your enrollment at Tufts University that part or the whole of your application for admission was false, you will be withdrawn from Tufts University.

    Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course or program descriptions, where possible. Please be aware of these indications when making course or program selections and email us at courses@tufts.edu should you have any questions. Misjudgment of your readiness to study in a course or program at Tufts University will not be considered as an extenuating circumstance if you withdraw after the no refund deadline.

    In some cases, a transcript, letter of recommendation, evidence of English language proficiency, instructor approval, or other documentation may be requested prior to confirming eligibility for a student to enroll in a particular course or program. Should these types of materials be requested, participation in the course will not be confirmed until they have been provided and approved by Tufts University. Students will receive email correspondence and, where possible, phone calls in such cases.

    Official Enrollment

    You are considered “Officially Enrolled” in your program or course when:  

    • Payment for the program is completed and your tuition balance is cleared ($0)  
    • Any requested materials are received and approved by Tufts University.
      • In the event that required forms are not returned by the stated program deadline, University College has the right to administratively withdraw a student from a course.  In this case, a refund may not be issued. 

    Non-degree students are eligible to enroll in up to 8 credits per term. Exceptions to this policy may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Dean per request. Please email courses@Tufts.edu to make a petition.

    Disclaimer

    Admission to and enrollment in University College programs, including Summer Session, Courses at Tufts, Tufts Pre-College Programs, Winter Term, or the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is NOT related to admissions in Tufts University Undergraduate or Graduate Degree or Certificate programs. Participation in these programs does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply.

     

    Withdrawal, Re-Enrollment, Add/ Drop Deadlines

    Withdrawal Policy

    Depending on the date of your Official Withdrawal request, your student transcript will be impacted accordingly. Students must make all decisions about their enrollments in line with the deadlines published on the calendar tables for the University College (below).  Please refer to the Full Term or Intensives table, per your programs. All timing is as of 11:59PM ET on the date listed.

    • Withdrawal - No Record of Attendance (without a "W"):  You can withdraw from your course or courses any time before 11:59 p.m. ET on or before the “Last day to withdraw without a W” (noted on the calendar below) and the course registration(s) will be deleted from your record.
      • After this deadline, your student record will be marked with a withdrawal grade of “W”. 
      • Drop deadlines are not the same as refund deadlines. See Refunds section.
    • Withdrawal - Record of Attendance (with a "W"): If you choose to withdraw after 11:59 p.m. ET on or before the “Last day to withdraw with W” (noted on the calendar below), your student record will be marked with a withdrawal grade of “W”. 
      • After this deadline, your student record will be marked with the grade earned in the class.
    • No Withdrawal Permitted: No withdrawal from a course or courses in the current term is permitted after the “Last day to withdraw with “W” (noted on the Academic Calendar below). Grades from these courses will appear on your transcript.

    How to Officially Withdraw

    Proper notification of your intention to drop or withdraw from your course(s) or program(s) is necessary in order to be un-enrolled in those course(s) or program(s) and/or to be eligible for a refund on charges or payments made to Tufts University for that registration. Please note that a record of an email request to faculty about dropping a course is not considered an official withdrawal request.  Students are responsible for understanding the policies and deadlines when they register.

    Please note that withdrawal deadlines are NOT the same as refund deadlines. Until the official notification is received, tuition will be charged and students will be responsible for payment.

    Use the following methods of communication to notify Tufts of your intended action:

    • Courses at Tufts (including Summer Session and Winter Session Courses and Workshops)
      • Tufts Students: Log-on to the Tufts Student Information System and DROP each course registration
      • Visiting students: Log-on to the Courses at Tufts platform and request a DROP each course registration Write to the Director of Professional and Custom Education at courses@tufts.edu if you have trouble
    • Tufts Pre-College Programs and K-8 Design & Engineering Workshops
      • All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing to the Director of Tufts Pre-College Programs at precollege@tufts.edu
    • Tufts Campaign School
      • All requests for withdrawal must be made in writing to the Director of Professional and Custom Education at courses@tufts.edu

    Academic Calendar for Official Withdrawals

    Academic calendars determine the type of withdrawal you will receive if you discontinue your enrollment. The academic calendars related to withdrawal are below. Note: all timing is as of 11:59PM ET on the date listed below. Drops are not permitted after "Last Day to Drop with a 'W'". "Last Day to Add" dates are superseded by stated application and registration deadlines on program pages.

    Full Term or Session Courses and Programs (e.g., 12-15 Weeks in Academic Year, 6-12 Weeks in Summer)^

     

    Fall 2022

    Winter 2023

    Spring 2023

    Summer 1 2023

    Summer 2 2023

    Summer 12 2023

    Last Day to Add

    Sep 3

    Various

    Jan 15

    May 30 (Tufts matriculated students)

    May 21 (non-matriculated/ visiting students)

    Jul 11 (Tufts matriculated students)

    July 2 (non-matriculated/ visiting  students)

    May 30 (Tufts matriculated students)

    May 21 (non-matriculated/ visiting  students)

    Last Day to Drop without a "W"

    Oct 11

    Various

    Feb 22

    Jun 7

    Jul 19

    Jun 14

    Last Day to Drop with a "W"

    Nov 15

    Various

    Apr 5

    Jun 14

    *AS&E Graduate students have until the end of the term

    Jul 26

    *AS&E Graduate students have until the end of the term

    Jun 28

    *AS&E Graduate students have until the end of the term

    ^ Includes Tufts College Experience and Courses at Tufts for High School students.

     

    Intensives (those that are not full-term/-session, typically 1-8 weeks in length)^

      1 Weeks 2 Weeks 3 or more Weeks
    Last Day to Add First day of program First day of program First day of program
    Last Day to Drop without a "W" Fifth day of program Eleventh day of program Seventeenth day of program
    Last Day to Drop with a "W" Last day of program Last day of program Last day of program

    ^ 'Day of the program' is relative to the official program start date listed on the program page, inclusive of weekends and holidays.

    *The 2-week pre-college programs follow this schedule.

    Refunds

    Please see the "Refund Policies" section (below on this page) for students officially withdrawing. 

    Non-Participation Policy

    Non-attendance, discontinuity of study, abandonment of study, or abandonment of registration are not forms of official withdrawal from a course. If you stop attending class(es), you will not be administratively withdrawn, and no refund will be issued.

    Failure to notify the university of your intention to discontinue your enrollment or registration, will result in your continuing to be charged. These charges will be enforced, balances are subject to a late payment surcharge, and/or your balance may be transferred to a collection agency for action (with collection fees accruing to the debtor).

    The responsibility to learn rests squarely on the enrolled student. Consistent and on-time attendance, active interaction with others in the course or program, and steady engagement with the instructor and course or program content is expected. Attendance at all meetings of your course or program is required, unless otherwise noted by your instructor or program director. If enrolled students are not keeping up or not able to maintain active engagement with the instructor and course, they must take action and ask for assistance.

    Unexcused absences may result in a grade reduction, course failure, and/or dismissal from the program with no refund.

    If you are unable to attend due to illness or an emergency, it is your responsibility to contact the course instructor or program director to make arrangements to complete missed work. You may be required to submit additional assignments if necessary.

    Disciplinary Removal Policy

    Tufts University reserves the right to remove students from any course or program for violation of any of the policies of Tufts University. There are no refunds of tuition charged or payments made in cases where students are administratively withdrawn for violations of academic or student conduct policies. Students who are withdrawn for disciplinary reasons are immediately under their own care or the care of their parents (if minors) and will not be permitted to stay in program spaces, including housing, and will no longer be able to access program activities or transportation. Any changes to housing, meals, transportation or other due to a disciplinary withdrawal are the sole responsibility of the student.

    Re-Enrollment after Withdrawal

    Requests for re-enrollment after a student-initiated withdrawal or university-initiated withdrawal (e.g., for nonpayment) will be considered individually. If approved and the withdrawal occurred on or after the first day of the course session, the university will apply a Late Registration Fee to the enrollment in addition to any incurred Late Payment Fee. 

    Holds

    A "Hold" is a flag placed on your record indicating an outstanding obligation or an additional level of approval required for any action. ​Multiple withdrawals related to nonpayment may result in a registration hold prior to payment. Holds must be resolved prior to enrollment.​ Holds may be issued for:

    • Previous Administrative Withdrawal: Payment for each UC offering is due in full by the date indicated in the course/ program information.  If you are administratively withdrawn from a course/ program two times for any reason a Hold for future registrations may be placed on your account. In order to remove this hold, payment in full in advance may be required.​

    • Delinquent Requirements: Certain documentation is required for participation in UC offerings. A Hold may be placed on your account if records show missing paperwork, such as a transcript or note on past academic probation. In order to remove this hold, the requested pending paperwork/ documentation must be marked as received.

    Course & Program Cancellation

    Cancellation due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    Please note that the transition of a course from an in-person format to an online virtual campus format does not qualify as a course cancellation. On-campus courses that are transitioned to the online virtual campus will be adapted to offer the same quality, content and outcome as if they had been administered in person.

    Cancellation of Full Course or Program

    Tufts University reserves the right to cancel a course or program due to low enrollment or other circumstances beyond the university's control.

    • Courses at Tufts (including Summer Sessions and Winter Session) makes reasonable efforts to determine course cancellation in advance of the first day of classes, but the final status of a course may not be resolved until the first day of classes.
    • Tufts Pre-College Programs makes reasonable effort to determine program cancellations by two weeks after the application deadline of the term in which the program will take place.
    • Tufts Campaign School makes reasonable effort to determine program cancellation by December 20 each year

    Students will be notified by email (and phone, when possible) when a course or program is canceled. Cancellations will also be posted to the course directory, program pages, and website.

    Canceled courses and programs are eligible for refunds of tuition and any applicable registration fee if the canceled course was the only course in which a student was enrolled. Please see the Refund Policy for additional details (see "Refund Policies" section below on this page).

    Cancellation of a Single Course or Program Meeting

    Only the President or the President’s designee can suspend, in part or totally, regularly scheduled academic or administrative activities at Tufts. The general University policy is not to cancel classes for snow or other emergencies, but rather to hold all class meetings that can reasonably be held. The decision to suspend regularly scheduled academic activities is made as far in advance as possible and announced by the Deans. Students can call 617-627-INFO for news about weather suspensions or check the Tufts web page (http://www.tufts.edu) and look under Announcements. Also, the University endeavors to have announcements made over Boston radio and television stations (WBZ AM 1030, WBZ TV Channel 4). Faculty members can also cancel classes if they cannot make it to campus due to the weather. Please note that some on-campus courses may be offered by web conferencing such as Zoom (https://tufts.zoom.us/) on days when the campus is closed due to weather or a temporary cancellation issue. Faculty will communicate directly with students about any changes to their class meeting.

    Course Instruction Methods

    Tufts offers courses, workshops, and programs year-round in many modalities, including in-person, hybrid, and virtual, to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive educational experiences to matriculated and visiting students.

    • In-Person/On-Campus courses and programs meet on the Medford, Boston, or Grafton campuses (and around the world through study abroad). In some cases, and at the discretion of the instructor, there may be flexibility for students to participate virtually in in-person courses.
    • Hybrid courses and programs have both: i) virtual components delivered online and ii) in-person opportunities. It is possible for students to participate exclusively virtually in hybrid courses and programs. 
    • Online / Virtual courses and programs are delivered 100% online. 
      • Synchronous courses and programs follow the published schedule of class meetings and require attendance at all sessions.
      • Asynchronous courses and programs have no fixed meeting pattern and give students flexibility to interact with course content on their own schedule; please note: some asynchronous courses may include required sessions and/or proctored exams at specific times.
    Refund Policies

    For help understanding your Tufts bill, charges, and payment options, contact Tufts Student Services at 617.627.2000 or studentservices@tufts.edu.

    For more details on refunds for any of our University College offerings (Courses at Tufts, Professional and Continuing Education, Pre-College Programs), please click here.

    Billing & Payments

    For help understanding your Tufts bill, charges, and payment options, contact Tufts Student Services at 617.627.2000 or studentservices@tufts.edu.

    For more details on billing and payment for any of our University College offerings (Courses at Tufts, Professional and Continuing Education, Pre-College Programs), please click here.

    Grades, Credit & Transcripts

    Grades

    Students participating in all University College programs (Courses at Tufts, Tufts Pre-College Programs, Summer Session, Winter Term) are graded by the same standards as matriculated Tufts University students in those programs. Those enrolled in a course or program for credit will earn the same college credit as matriculated Tufts University students in the same courses. Please note that the extent to which this credit will transfer into your home institution or a future degree or certificate program is up to that institution or program. At the end of the term, an academic transcript will be available for you by request.

    Not all courses or programs run by University College are graded or for credit courses or programs. See the individual program page for details on your program and write to us at courses@tufts.edu with any questions.

    Tufts University Academic Credit

    The Tufts course load system is expressed in credit hours. Courses may award anywhere from 1 credit hour to 5 credit hours depending on the contact hours of the class. The number of credit hours awarded will be indicated clearly in the course list.

    For Tufts Pre-College Programs, please remember that only some programs and students are eligible for credit. Your eligibility to receive Tufts University academic credit was indicated in your admission letter. Students taking credit-bearing pre-college courses who subsequently matriculate into Tufts are required to include those courses on their transcript. The grade for those courses will be permanently on the student’s academic record.

    Please note that not all programs or courses offer credit and not all students choose to enroll in courses for credit (i.e., they may be auditing). Please consult your program or course page if you have any questions or write to courses@tufts.edu.

      Grade Reports

      If you were in a graded course or program, you can review your Tufts University grades by logging-on to Tufts SIS (go.tufts.edu/sis), the university’s web-based student information system. You will need your Tufts User ID and password. For assistance, contact Tufts Student Services, 617-627-2000.

      Tufts University does not provide grade mailers. Other than a university transcript, online viewing is the only method to receive your grade.

      Transcripts

      The official document which verifies your attendance and grade earned at Tufts University is called a transcript. This document is provided by the Office of the University Registrar upon request.

      If you later attend Tufts as an undergraduate or graduate, courses or programs that you took for credit may apply to your Tufts degree. You should contact your program after admission for approval and processing.

      If you attend a degree program elsewhere, you may be able to transfer any Tufts credit you earned in a course or program. Please note that each university has specific policies concerning which and how many courses may be transferred.

      For more information about requesting a transcript: request a transcript or diploma.

      Transferring Credit 

      The extent to which any credit will transfer into another institution or a future degree or certificate program is up to the discretion of that institution or program. 

      Auditing 

      Some University College courses may be available on an audit (not-for-credit) basis. Auditing students will not receive a final grade for the course or program. The course or program will appear on your transcript as an Audit but without a grade. Please discuss expectations with your course instructor regarding your engagement as an auditing student.​ Some instructors expect full participation with the course and all assignments in order to earn the Audit designation on the transcript. Failure to meet instructor expectations for the audit may result in the removal of the audit designation from the transcript without a refund.  ​

      • If you register to audit the course and later decide that you would like to switch to a graded course structure, you must: 1) Submit written instructor approval; note that it is at the discretion of the instructor if this change would be permitted; 2) Request this change prior to the Add Deadline by emailing Courses@Tufts; 3) Pay the difference in tuition. ​  
      • If you are registered for credit and later decide to audit the course, you must: 1) Request this change prior to the Add Deadline by emailing Courses@Tufts; 2) Depending on the date of the request, you may not be eligible for a refund of the tuition difference. See Refund deadlines for details. 

      Incomplete Grades

      A student, who due to unusual circumstance is unable to complete the work of a course by the end of the semester, may request permission from the instructor to take a grade of incomplete. An “incomplete” indicates that the instructor has allowed you more time to complete the requirements for the course. Incompletes may only be awarded if you have done substantial work in the course and the instructor believes there are valid reasons for granting an incomplete.

      To request an incomplete, first speak with your professor to discuss the details of an incomplete and complete the necessary paperwork. The decision to allow a grade of incomplete, with or without a reduction of grade for lateness, is at the discretion of the instructor.   

      Process: It is the responsibility of the student to first request the incomplete from the instructor. If the instructor approves, an Incomplete form must be submitted. (The Incomplete form may be found on the faculty SIS homepage under “Faculty Forms”.) The instructor is responsible for specifying on the form the deadline for submission of work and the conditions that the student must satisfy to receive a grade. A copy of this form will be sent to the student and the Associate Dean of University College, Jessica Bates at jessica.bates@tufts.edu. 

      If the student does not complete the missing work by the deadline, the professor should calculate the grade to reflect the impact of the missing work on overall course grade and submit the final grade through the Grade Edit feature on SIS. Or, in some circumstances, the professor may decide to let the Incomplete stand as a Permanent Incomplete (but the student will not earn credit for the course). If the student completes the work after the set deadline, the professor has the option (at the professor’s discretion) to accept the work and change the grade to bestow credit. The work for all courses must be reviewed and graded by the faculty member with whom the course was taken.  

      Deadlines: If you are granted an incomplete, you will be required to complete all coursework within deadlines listed below, or by an earlier date chosen by the instructor. Incomplete grades are not considered earned credit.  Incompletes that are unresolved when academic standing is reviewed may negatively impact a student's academic standing.

      • Fall term: 6 weeks into the spring term ​ 

      • Spring: start of the fall term ​ 

      • Summer 1 and 2: start of fall term​ 

      ​ 

      Online Course & Program Policies

      Several policies are specific to the fact that a course or program might be offered online or through the Tufts Virtual Campus. These policies only apply to the online portion of the course or program and are not comprehensive of all policies that might apply to the course or program. 

      Learning Management Systems

      Canvas

      Tufts uses the Canvas Learning Management System for all courses. Canvas provides a collaborative space for course content, assignments, and grading. Canvas is also the platform used by Tufts virtual courses and programs. Most instructors will host course material (syllabus, readings, review questions, etc.) on a Canvas course site.  Zoom is used to allow students to connect virtually for lectures, webinars, breakout sessions, one-on-one mentoring, phone calls, chat sessions, and when classes are recorded for posting on Canvas.

      Access to Canvas and relevant courses materials is achieved by logging on to canvas.tufts.edu with your Tufts Username and a password. Visit Tufts Canvas.

      For questions specific to Canvas, please contact canvas@tufts.edu

      Academic Policies for Virtual Courses

      Tufts virtual courses offered through Courses at Tufts, Pre-College, Summer Session, or Winter Term are subject to the same policies and procedures as face-to-face courses. Specifically:

      • Tufts virtual courses have the same academic expectations as face-to-face courses at Tufts.
      • Tufts students apply these courses towards graduation requirements in the same way that Tufts face-to-face courses apply. See policy specifics under the special note below.
      • Tufts virtual courses will be graded according to standards used by Tufts University. Every course instructor will set expectations for the quantity and quality of the work you do to complete the course and will affect the evaluation of your work for the course and grade.
      • While asynchronous virtual courses provide greater flexibility for students, students are expected to log on frequently to Canvas (the university’s learning management platform) to view course content, interact with their instructors and peers using online messaging tools, keep up with course requirements, and to submit written work.
      • Virtual courses that are asynchronous will follow the ‘Asynchronous Course Policy’ for refunds, Virtual courses that synchronous will follow the ‘Course Policy 1’ for refunds.

      Special Note to Tufts Undergraduate students: by vote of the Faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, up to five courses designated as online (including virtual synchronous or asynchronous) can count toward graduation for students who matriculated prior to Fall 2018. For students who matriculated after Fall 2018, 15 SHUs of online course work can count towards graduation. For more information, contact your adviser or consult the Tufts University Bulletin. This information is subject to change without notice and the latest policies can be found in the current Tufts University Bulletin.

      COVID-19 Addendum: synchronous or asynchronous virtual Tufts courses completed in Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 will not be counted toward the current limit of online Tufts credits that may be applied toward graduation from undergraduate AS&E programs. See COVID-19 policy waivers here.

      Technical Requirements Policy

      Students enrolling in virtual courses and programs must have regular access to a computer with a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Students are expected to log into Canvas and check email daily and need regular and reliable access to the internet using a laptop or desktop computer manufactured in the past five years. For hardware and software requirement minimums, please see the computer specifications for Canvas. Individual courses may require students to have additional software. These requirements will be listed on the course syllabus and the Canvas course site.

      Proctor Policies

      Some virtual courses require proctored exams. For courses that require a proctored exam, students will use an online proctoring service called ProctorU. This service requires a webcam, a microphone, and either a desktop or laptop computer (no phones or netbooks). It is the student’s responsibility to obtain access to these items. It is also the student’s responsibility to verify exam dates and exam modality with each instructor for each online class.

      Please contact the proctor coordinator with any questions.

      Textbooks Policy

      Although a course / program may be virtual, reading materials may still be required for the course. Students are expected to purchase all of the required reading materials for each course or program.

      To order textbooks in advance, check the Tufts University Course Materials Finder or the syllabus for the course and term in which you are enrolling. If no information is available, a syllabus will be posted to the Canvas course page listing required books and readings. It is not expected that every student will have acquired the course textbook by the first day of the term or class. However, you should make the purchase as soon as you begin your course so that you have all the resources you need in order to succeed in the course. Please contact your instructor if you expect purchasing any materials to be a problem for you.

      Student ID Cards

      Online & Virtual Courses

      Students taking an online or virtual class through Courses at Tufts will not have physical access to Tufts' campuses and will not be issued Student ID cards.

      On-Campus and Hybrid Courses

      Students taking courses which have any in-person on-campus components should obtain a Tufts Student ID card. Note: Students enrolled in a course through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as well as students attending courses or workshops taking place over less than 5 days do not need a Tufts-issued photo ID.

      How to Get a Tufts Student ID

      1. Submit a photo (two ways)
        • Option 1: save time and upload a photo in advance through our online portal Picasso. Log-in using your Tufts Student Username and Password. If you forgot your username or password, call 617.627.3376
        • Option 2: have your photo taken in-person at one of our Print Offices (below). Please note that this will take longer.
      2. Pick-up your Photo ID
      Tufts Property

      Loss of or Damage to Tufts Property

      Use of Tufts University owned property, which includes, but is not limited to, library materials, athletic facilities and equipment, lab equipment, computers, and dorm, classroom, and dining hall furniture, implies your agreement to use university property responsibly. If you are found to be responsible for Tufts owned property loss or damage, the full cost of repair or replacement may be assessed to you.

      Loss of or Damage to Personal Property

      Use of personal property, which may include, but is not limited to, books, computers, phones, automobiles, personal electronic devices, etc., is at your own risk. Tufts University does not assume liability for personal property loss or damage.

      You are advised to take precautions when using personal items on a Tufts University campus. Guard against theft or damage by keeping your property secure at all times.

      Tufts-Issued Email Policy

      Students enrolled in credit-bearing offerings

      Students who are taking for-credit offerings or long-term workshops will be given a Tufts University email address. This is where all official communication will be sent. It is the student’s responsibility to check this email and/ or set up email forwarding to another account. Any communication sent to the Tufts email account will be considered “received.”   

      Email services are provided to the Tufts community to conduct University business. Use of Tufts email services is subject to and bound by the Information Stewardship Policy and Tufts Email Policy, applicable laws, and the Conduct Code. In addition, all email users are expected to maintain standards of professional and personal courtesy and conduct. Violations of the Email and Tufts University Responsible Use policies will be subject to disciplinary action and violators may have their email account suspended during any investigation. Email abuse may be reported to abuse@tufts.edu. Reports of abuse will be investigated and handled as appropriate. In all cases, do not delete any evidence or message(s) as they can be used as evidence.  

      Students enrolled in non-credit offerings and short workshops

      Students who are taking some short-term non-credit offerings including courses and workshops may not be given a Tufts University email address.  In this case, it is expected that students will use the email associated with their registration for all course and policy communication.  This is where all official communication will be sent. It is the student’s responsibility to check this email and/ or set up email forwarding to another account. Any official communication sent to this account will be considered “received.”   

      English Language Requirements

      In order to be successful, students need to be able to express themselves fluently in written and spoken English, as all University College offerings are taught in English (with the exception of foreign language courses). Students indicating that English is not their primary language will be required to submit evidence of English proficiency. 

      These are the general guidelines for English Language proficiency within University College Programs; individual programs may specify modifications to these requirements in their program pages.

      Test or Course 

                    Minimum Required Score for Consideration

        Pre-College* Courses at Tufts

      Paper-Based TOEFL 

      600 or above 

      n/a

      Computer-Based TOEFL 

      250 or above 

      n/a

      Internet-Based TOEFL 

      *Tufts does not accept TOEFL’s “My Best Scores”  

      90 or above 

      100 or above

      CET-4 

      550 or above 

      n/a

      CET-6 

      520 or above 

      n/a

      IELTS 

      6.5 or above 

      7 or above

      Duolingo English test

      110 or above

      120 or above

      Intermediate English Course 

      Unofficial transcript demonstrating B+ or higher in the last 2 years 

      n/a

      All-English High School or Middle School 

      Unofficial transcript demonstrating 1+ years attended in good standing 

      Unofficial transcript demonstrating  1+ years in good standing

      *Does not included Courses at Tufts for High School; this program follows the English Language Requirements for Courses at Tufts because students will be in class with university-level students.

       

       

       

      Tufts Pre-College Programs

      In addition to the policies listed under "All Programs and Courses" and any other references made below, Tufts Pre-College Programs students are bound by the following policies.

      It is the student's responsibility to review and understand all policies applicable to them. Please email us at precollege@tufts.edu if you have any questions about the policies or their applicability to you.

      Pre-College Program Details

      Program Details

      Students are responsible for carefully reading the details of the program(s) in which they are interested. These details can be found on the pages below and those that link from them. These pages contain important information about what the program is and how it works.

      Waivers & Releases

      All Tufts Pre-College Programs require students to complete a series of enrollment forms that cover policies and procedures, codes of conduct, waivers, health information, and, where relevant, housing information. These forms will be provided after full payment has been received and must be completed prior to the start of the program.

      Failure to submit these completed documents will result in withdrawal from your course(s) or program, and students will lose their program fees.

      Textbooks

      Students are expected to purchase all of the required reading materials for each course or program, if they are not indicated as provided by the course or program. Please note that the cost of textbooks or course materials is not included in the program fees for Tufts College Experience or Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers. This cost is also not included in the tuition for Pre-College Intensives, unless specified under program fees.

      To order textbooks in advance, check the Tufts University Course Materials Finder or the syllabus for the course and term in which you are enrolling. If no information is available, a syllabus will be provided the first day of class listing required books and readings. It is not expected that every student will have acquired the course textbook by the first day of the term or class. However, you should make the purchase as soon as you begin your course so that you have all the resources you need in order to succeed in the course.

      Textbooks can be purchased from the Tufts bookstore in the Mayer Campus Center (46 Professors Row) or through online booksellers (like Amazon) or through any retailer that you might find. Please note that Tufts University does not endorse any particular retailer, these recommendations are offered only as points of information.

      Campus Hours

      During a typical year when courses and programs are on campus, Tufts Pre-College students participating in Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers have restrictions on the hours that they are able to be on campus. 

      Courses at Tufts students are permitted to be on campus during the hours of their courses, workshops, labs, and recitations and, generally between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

      Commuter students participating in Tufts Summer Research Experience or our intensive programs should arrive to campus for check-in at 8:45 a.m. and will be required to depart from campus following the end of the day's programming, typically no later than 6:00 p.m. Any violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

      Access to Buildings

      Tufts Pre-College Programs commuter or virtual students are not permitted to enter a Tufts University residence hall, fraternity/sorority house, or other non-public building under any circumstances. Any violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

       

      Conduct

      Students in the Pre-College summer programs should review the Student Code of Conduct to ensure understanding of the behavioral expectations of a program on a college campus.

       

       

      Courses at Tufts | Professional & Continuing Ed

      In addition to the policies listed under "All Programs and Courses" and any other references made below, Courses at Tufts or Professional & Continuing Education students, including Summer Session and Winter Term students. In addition, if students are enrolled in courses at one or multiple schools, you fall under the policies for each specific school when you are taking that school's course. Please be sure to read the policies for each school in which you are taking courses.

      Please note that non-degree students may enroll in up to 8 credits of courses per term.

      It is the student's responsibility to review and understand all policies applicable to them. Please email us at courses@tufts.edu if you have any questions about the policies or their applicability to you.

      School of Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts)

      Academic Calendar

      Key dates for Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students during the Academic Year 2022-23 (including Summer 2023) are as follows:

      Please note: Key dates for Workshops differ from the below. Key dates for refunds can be found here.

        Fall 2022

      Winter 2023

      Spring 2023

      Summer 1 2023

      Summer 2 2023

      Summer 12 2023

      Registration Begins Jun 1 Oct 18 Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 4

      Jan 4

      Term Starts^ Sep 6 Dec 13 Jan 18 May 24 Jul 5 May 24
      Last Day to Add* Sep 3 -- Jan 15 May 21 Jul 2 May 21
      Last Day to Drop without a W* Oct 11 -- Feb 22 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Select Pass/Fail Option* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Drop with a W* Nov 15 --

      Apr 5

       

      Jun 14

      (Jun 30 for graduate students)

      Jul 26

      (Aug 11 for graduate students)

      Jun 28

      (Aug 11 for graduate students)

      Classes End (exams may occur after) Dec 12 Jan 13 May 1 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11
      Term Ends^ Dec 22 Jan 13 May 12 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11

      Note: all timing as of 11:59 p.m. ET on the date listed above unless otherwise indicated; * These dates are universal for all non-matriculated students in the School of Arts & Sciences and may differ from the school-specific academic calendar. Applies only to courses offered for credit, but including auditors in those courses. Does not apply to workshops and not-for-credit courses or programs. ^ Term Start and End dates are not necessarily the same dates on which an individual course starts. See the course detail, syllabus, or reach out to your instructor for details.

      Please use the following calendar for all holidays, schedule changes, and additional information not covered above: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/course-registration-and-scheduling/academic-calendars.  Tufts matriculated students should refer to this for the summer calendar.

      Academic Integrity

      Please see the Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) Academic Integrity Policy.

      Accommodations / Accessibility

      Please see the Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center website.

      Advising

      We are unable to offer academic advising for Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) non-matriculated students at this time.

      Applying Courses taken as a Non-Matriculated student to a Tufts Degree

      Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

      Students who take Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) courses for credit, on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to graduate degree and certificate programs at the Tufts University School of Arts & Sciences (including the SMFA at Tufts) through the standard admissions process. If admitted, and with program faculty approvalstudents may apply up to 2 courses (1 for MFA students) taken as a non-matriculated student to their Tufts School of Arts & Sciences degree or certificate program, so long as the course was taken for Graduate credit, a grade of B- or higher was received in the course, it was not counted toward another degree, it was an appropriate graduate-level course, it was taken within the past five years.

      Undergraduate Degree Programs

      Students who take Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) courses for credit, on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to an undergraduate degree program at the Tufts University School of Arts & Sciences (including the SMFA at Tufts) through the standard admissions process. If admitted, and with program faculty approval, students may apply up to 2 courses (1 for MFA students) taken as a non-matriculated student to their Tufts School of Arts & Sciences undergraduate degree program, so long as the course was taken for credit, a grade of B- or higher was received in the course, it was not counted toward another degree, and it was taken within the past five years.

      Note: department and program permission to transfer is typically required. A transfer fee may apply. Please note that you may incur incremental tuition if you decide to matriculate into the degree or certificate program beyond what you have paid for your individual courses.

      Athletics & Recreation

      We are unable to offer access to athletic or recreational facilities for Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) non-matriculated students at this time.

      Audit

      Some Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) courses may be available on an audit (not-for-credit) basis. If the option is available for the course of interest to you, you will see this option on the course detail page.

      If you choose to enroll as an audit student, you will be held to the same standards and will participate in class and submit assignments as any matriculated student, but you will not receive a final grade for the course or program. The course or program will still appear on your transcript, but without a grade. There may be some variation based on the instructor, so please contact the instructor of the course you would like to audit should you have any questions.

      Billing

      All billing and payment policies can be found on the Courses at Tufts Billing & Payment page. Please note that payment in full is required to finalize enrollment.

      Career Services

      We are unable to offer career services for Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) non-matriculated students at this time.

      Student Handbook & Code of Conduct

      The Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) Student Code of Conduct can be found here: http://students.tufts.edu/student-affairs/student-code-conduct

      The Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) Student Code of Conduct covers policies for matriculated and non-matriculated students alike. As a non-matriculated student in the School of Arts & Sciences (including the SMFA at Tufts), not all of the policies and resources referenced in the handbook apply to you. In particular, those policies and resources described on this webpage ("Policies") supersede those written in the handbook. The handbook does have many policies, particularly around academic policies that do apply to non-matriculated students.

      It is your responsibility to understand the policies of the course and school in which you are enrolling and how they apply to you. If you have any questions about this, please write to us at courses@tufts.edu. The student handbook is subject to change and will next be updated in the Summer 2021.

      Eligibility

      All Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) non-matriculated students taking courses offered for credit (including auditors in those courses) must have the following credentials, depending on the course number and term:

      • Summer and Winter terms: no restrictions
      • Fall and Spring terms:
        • Courses numbered 1-99: students must be in the process of completing or have a high school degree with a 3.0 GPA.
        • Courses numbered 100-199: students must be in the process of completing or have an undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA. If the course is open to high school students, the Courses at Tufts for High School application will be accepted in lieu of this requirement.
        • Courses numbered 200+: students must have completed an undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA

      Any student who indicates that English is not their primary language must provide evidence of English Language Proficiency. Several Arts & Sciences courses have pre-requisites or require instructor permission. Please see the course description for details.

      Some courses, including most SMFA at Tufts courses and courses not offered for credit, choose to waive these requirements.

      Please note: non-matriculated students may retake a course in which they receive a grade lower than B- or a W only once and with the instructor’s permission. Students who receive more than one final failing (F) grade will not be permitted to re-enroll through open course enrollment.

      English Language Requirement

      Please note that all* Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) courses are taught in English. Students indicating that English is not their primary language will be required to submit evidence of English proficiency. For further information, please see the section labeled “English Proficiency Requirement” on the Courses at Tufts "How to Register" page.

      * The School of Arts & Sciences does offer many language courses that are primarily taught in foreign languages, but the base language remains English

      FERPA

      Please see Section 7 of the Student Code of Conduct.

      Financial Aid

      We are unable to offer financial aid for Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) non-matriculated students at this time.

      Health & Wellness

      We are unable to offer health and wellness services for Arts & Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts) non-matriculated students at this time.

      In a medical or psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911

      IT Support

      All information regarding Tufts Technology and support can be found on the Tufts Technology page.

      Library

      All information regarding library resources can be found here: https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/

      Non-Matriculated Student Disclaimer

      Students enrolling in individual courses are not considered to be matriculated at Tufts University. Taking individual courses does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply.

      Parking

      All information regarding parking can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

      Refunds

      Please see Refund Policies section above.

      Remission

      All available information regarding tuition remission can be found here.

      Student IDs

      Students taking short courses or full session courses on campus will be issued a Tufts Student ID. Information on how to get an ID can be found in your welcome email or on our Getting Started Page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student IDs will not be created for new students attending 100% virtual programming.

      Transcripts

      Non-matriculated students may request transcripts through the Student Information System. Please follow this link for information on how to do so: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/request-transcript-or-diploma

      Tutoring and Course Support

      The Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center provides one-to-one consultations and other programming to encourage and enhance learning beyond the classroom. Our tutors and consultants are friendly, trained undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to supporting your learning! Visiting students enrolled in for-credit AS&E courses for which the StAAR Center provides subject-area tutoring can access tutoring for those courses. Visiting students can also work with StAAR Center writing consultants on papers for the AS&E courses they are enrolled in, and with public speaking consultants on presentations for those courses. Both individual appointments and drop-in hours are available for writing and subject tutoring; public speaking consultations are appointment-only. Summer tutoring is available but may be limited due to tutor availability. Fully-matriculated AS&E graduate and undergraduate students have access to additional StAAR Center resources. Currently, we cannot support online-only classes, Tufts Pre-College Programs (except Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers, and Tufts College Experience), non-AS&E courses or programs, or AS&E courses or programs not offered on a for-credit basis. 

      Tutoring appointments are made through Tutor Finder on SIS. If you have questions about tutoring or trouble accessing an appointment, please email staarcenter@tufts.edu. For more information, including drop-in hours availability, visit the StAAR Center website.

      Visas

      This program does not offer visa sponsorship.  If you have questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Tufts International Center: https://global.tufts.edu/tufts-international-center

      Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

      Academic Calendar

      Key dates for Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students during the Academic Year 2022-23 (including Summer 2023) are as follows:

      Please Note: Key dates for refunds can be found here.

        Fall Winter Spring Summer 1 Summer 2 Summer 12
      Registration Begins Jun 1 Oct 18 Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 4

      Jun 1

      Term Starts^ Sep 6 Dec 13 Jan 18 May 24 Jul 5 May 24
      Last Day to Add* Sep 3 -- Jan 15 May 21 Jul 2 May 21
      Last Day to Drop without a W* Oct 11 -- Feb 22 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Select Pass/Fail Option* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Drop with a W* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 14 Jul 26 Jun 28
      Classes End (exams may occur after) Dec 12 Jan 13 May 1 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11
      Term Ends^ Dec 22 Jan 13 May 12 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11

      Note: all timing as of 11:59 p.m. ET on the date listed above; * These dates are universal for all non-matriculated students in the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and may differ from the school-specific academic calendar. Applies only to courses offered for credit, but including auditors in those courses. Does not apply to workshops and not-for-credit courses or programs. ^ Term Start and End dates are not necessarily the same dates on which an individual course starts. See the course detail, syllabus, or reach out to your instructor for details.

      Please use the following calendar for all holidays, schedule changes, and additional information not covered above: https://vet.tufts.edu/education/academic-calendar/ 

      Academic Integrity

      Cummings School policies on academic integrity can be found in their Student Handbook.

      Accommodations / Accessibility

      Please see the Tufts Student Accessibility Services website. 

      Please also see Americans with Disabilities Act Policy in the Cummings Student Handbook.  

      Advising

      We are unable to offer academic advising for Cummings non-matriculated students at this time.

      Applying Courses taken as a Non-Matriculated student to a Tufts Degree

      Students who Cummings courses for credit, on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to degree and certificate programs at the Tufts University Cummings School through the standard admissions process. If admitted, students may apply up to 2 courses taken as a non-matriculated student to their Cummings degree or certificate program, so long as the course was taken for Graduate credit, a grade of B- or higher was received in the course, it was not counted toward another degree, it was an appropriate graduate-level course, it was taken within the past five years, the appropriate program director and associate approve, and the transfer credit request policy is followed. A transfer fee may apply.

      Please note that you may incur incremental tuition if you decide to matriculate into the degree or certificate program beyond what you have paid for your individual courses.

      Athletics & Recreation

      We are unable to offer access to athletic or recreational facilities for Cummings non-matriculated students at this time.

      Audit

      Cummings courses are only available on a ‘for credit’ basis. An audit (not-for-credit) option is not available for Cummings courses at this time.

      Billing

      All billing and payment policies can be found on the Courses at Tufts Billing & Payment page. Please note that payment in full is required to finalize enrollment.

      Career Services

      We are unable to offer career services for Cummings non-matriculated students at this time.

      Student Handbook & Code of Conduct

      Cummings School Student Handbook.

      The Cummings Student Handbook covers policies for matriculated and non-matriculated Cummings students alike. Not all of the policies and resources referenced in the handbook apply to you. In particular, those policies and resources described on this webpage ("Policies") supersede those written in the handbook. The handbook does have many policies, particularly around academic policies that do apply to non-matriculated students.

      It is your responsibility to understand the policies of the course and school in which you are enrolling and how they apply to you. If you have any questions about this, please write to us at courses@tufts.edu. The student handbook is subject to change and will next be updated in the Summer 2021.

      Eligibility

      All Cummings non-matriculated students must have a Bachelor’s degree, a GPA of 3.0, and must provide a writing sample (250 words). If English is not indicated as a student’s primary language, they will also be asked to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency. Several Cummings courses have pre-requisites. Please see the course description for details.

      After registration, students will be contacted and asked to provide evidence of required immunization. Please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions.

      English Language Requirement

      Please note that all Cummings courses are taught in English. Students indicating that English is not their primary language will be required to submit evidence of English proficiency (if English is indicated as not the primary language). For further information, please see the section labeled “English Proficiency Requirement” on the Courses at Tufts "How to Register" page.

      FERPA

      Please see FERPA in the Student Handbook.

      Financial Aid

      We are unable to offer financial aid for Cummings non-matriculated students at this time.

      Health & Wellness

      We are unable to offer health and wellness services for Cummings non-matriculated students at this time.

      In a medical or psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911

      IT Support

      All information regarding Tufts Technology and support can be found on the Tufts Technology page.

      See also the Cummings Student Laptop Requirements.

      Library

      All information regarding library resources can be found here: https://www.library.tufts.edu/vet/

      Non-Matriculated Student Disclaimer

      Students enrolling in individual courses are not considered to be matriculated at Tufts University. Taking individual courses does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply.

      Parking

      All information regarding parking can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

      Refunds

      All information regarding refunds can be found in the "Refunds Policy" section above.

      Remission

      All available information regarding tuition remission can be found here.

      Student IDs

      Students taking short courses or full session courses on campus will be issued a Tufts Student ID. Information on how to get an ID can be found in your welcome email or on our Getting Started Page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student IDs will not be created for new students attending 100% virtual programming.

      Transcripts

      Non-matriculated students may request transcripts through the Student Information System. Please follow this link for information on how to do so: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/request-transcript-or-diploma

      Tutoring and Course Support

      We are unable to offer tutoring or course support for Cummings non-matriculated students at this time.

      Visas

      This program does not offer visa sponsorship. If you have questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Tufts International Center: https://global.tufts.edu/tufts-international-center

      School of Dental Medicine

      Academic Calendar

      Key dates for Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students during the Academic Year 2022-23 (including Summer 2023) are as follows:

      Please Note: Key dates for refunds can be found here.

        Fall Winter Spring Summer 1 Summer 2 Summer 12
      Registration Begins -- -- -- -- -- --
      Term Starts^ -- -- -- -- -- --
      Last Day to Add* -- -- -- -- -- --
      Last Day to Drop without a W* -- -- -- -- -- --
      Last Day to Select Pass/Fail Option* -- -- -- -- -- --
      Last Day to Drop with a W* -- -- -- -- -- --
      Classes End (exams may occur after) -- -- -- -- -- --
      Term Ends^ -- -- -- -- -- --

      Note: all timing as of 11:59 p.m. ET on the date listed above; * These dates are universal for all non-matriculated students in the School of Dental Medicine and may differ from the school-specific academic calendar. Applies only to courses offered for credit, but including auditors in those courses. Does not apply to workshops and not-for-credit courses or programs. ^ Term Start and End dates are not necessarily the same dates on which an individual course starts. See the course detail, syllabus, or reach out to your instructor for details.

      Please use the following calendar for all holidays, schedule changes, and additional information not covered above: https://dental.tufts.edu/sites/default/files/currentStudentResources_internalAcademicCalendar.pdf

      Academic Integrity

      TUSDM’s policies on Standards of Ethical Conduct and Fair Process can be found in the TUSDM Post-Doctoral Student Handbook.

      Accommodations / Accessibility

      Please see the TUDSM policies and processes for Disability Accommodation.

      Advising

      We are unable to offer academic advising for TUSDM non-matriculated students at this time.

      Applying Courses taken as a Non-Matriculated student to a Tufts Degree

      Students who take TUSDM courses for credit on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to degree and certificate programs at TUSDM through the standard admissions process. 

      A transfer fee may apply. Please note that you may incur incremental tuition if you decide to matriculate into the degree or certificate program beyond what you have paid for your individual courses.

      Athletics & Recreation

      We are unable to offer access to athletic or recreational facilities for TUSDM non-matriculated students at this time.

      Audit

      Some TUSDM courses may be available on an audit (not-for-credit). If the option is available for the course of interest to you, you will see this option on the course detail page. If you choose to enroll as an audit student, you will be held to the same standards and will participate in class and submit assignments as any matriculated student, but you will not receive a final grade for the course or program. The course or program will still appear on your transcript, but without a grade. There may be some variation based on the instructor, so please contact the instructor of the course you would like to audit should you have any questions.

      Billing

      All billing and payment policies can be found on the Courses at Tufts Billing & Payment page. Please note that payment in full is required to finalize enrollment.

      Career Services

      We are unable to offer career services for TUSDM non-matriculated students at this time.

      Student Handbook & Code of Conduct

      The TUSDM Post-Doctoral Student Handbook covers policies for matriculated and non-matriculated TUSDM students alike. As a TUSDM non-matriculated student, not all of the policies and resources referenced in the handbook apply to you. In particular, those policies and resources described on this webpage ("Policies") supersede those written in the handbook. The handbook does have many policies, particularly around academic policies that do apply to non-matriculated students.

      It is your responsibility to understand the policies of the course and school in which you are enrolling and how they apply to you. If you have any questions about this, please write to us at courses@tufts.edu. The student handbook is subject to change and will next be updated in the Summer 2021.

      Eligibility

      All TUSDM non-matriculated students must have a Dental Degree and provide evidence of English Language Proficiency (if English is not indicated as the student's primary language). 

      After registration, students will be contacted and asked to provide evidence of required immunization. Please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions.

      English Language Requirement

      Please note that all TUSDM courses are taught in English. Students indicating that English is not their primary language will be required to submit evidence of English proficiency. For further information, please see the section labeled “English Proficiency Requirement” on the Courses at Tufts "How to Register" page.

      FERPA

      Please see FERPA in the TUSDM Post-Doctoral Student Handbook.

      Financial Aid

      We are unable to offer financial aid for TUSDM non-matriculated students at this time.

      Health & Wellness

      We are unable to offer health and wellness services for TUSDM non-matriculated students at this time.

      In a medical or psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911

      IT Support

      All information regarding Tufts Technology and support can be found on the Tufts Technology page.

      Library

      All information regarding library resources can be found here https://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/  

      Non-Matriculated Student Disclaimer

      Students enrolling in individual courses are not considered to be matriculated at Tufts University. Taking individual courses does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply.

      Parking

      All information regarding parking can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

      Refunds

      All information regarding refunds can be found in the "Refunds Policy" section above.

      Remission

      All available information regarding tuition remission can be found here.

      Student IDs

      Students taking short courses or full session courses on campus will be issued a Tufts Student ID. Information on how to get an ID can be found in your welcome email or on our Getting Started Page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student IDs will not be created for new students attending 100% virtual programming.

      Transcripts

      Non-matriculated students may request transcripts through the Student Information System. Please follow this link for information on how to do so: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/request-transcript-or-diploma

      Tutoring and Course Support

      We are unable to offer tutoring or course support for TUSDM non-matriculated students at this time.

      Visas

      This program does not offer visa sponsorship.  If you have questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Tufts International Center: https://global.tufts.edu/tufts-international-center

      School of Engineering

      Academic Calendar

      Key dates for Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students during the Academic Year 2022-23 (including Summer 2022) are as follows:

      Please Note: Key dates for refunds can be found here.

        Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 1 2023 Summer 2 2023 Summer 12 2023
      Registration Begins Jun 1 Oct 18 Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 4
      Term Starts^ Sep 6 Dec 13 Jan 18 May 24 Jul 5 May 24
      Last Day to Add* Sep 3 -- Jan 15 May 21 Jul 2 May 21
      Last Day to Drop without a W* Oct 11 -- Feb 22 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Select Pass/Fail Option* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Drop with a W* Nov 15

      --

      Apr 5

      Jun 14

      (Jun 30 for graduate students)

      Jul 26

      (Aug 11 for graduate students)

      Jun 28

      (Aug 11 for graduate students)

      Classes End (exams may occur after) Dec 12 Jan 13 May 1 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11
      Term Ends^ Dec 22 Jan 13 May 12 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11

      Note: all timing as of 11:59 p.m. ET on the date listed above unless otherwise indicated; * These dates are universal for all non-matriculated students in the School of Engineering and may differ from the school-specific academic calendar. Applies only to courses offered for credit, but including auditors in those courses. Does not apply to workshops and not-for-credit courses or programs. ^ Term Start and End dates are not necessarily the same dates on which an individual course starts. See the course detail, syllabus, or reach out to your instructor for details.

      Please use the following calendar for all holidays, schedule changes, and additional information not covered above: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/course-registration-and-scheduling/academic-calendars.  Tufts matriculated students should also reference this academic calendar.

      Academic Integrity

      Please see the SOE Academic Integrity Policy.

      Accommodations / Accessibility

      Please see the SOE Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center website.

      Advising

      We are unable to offer academic advising for SOE non-matriculated students at this time.

      Applying Courses taken as a Non-Matriculated student to a Tufts Degree

      Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

      Students who take SOE courses for credit, on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to Graduate degree and certificate programs at the Tufts University School of Engineering through the standard admissions process. If admitted, and with program faculty approval, students may apply up to 2 courses taken as a non-matriculated student to their Tufts School of Engineering Graduate degree or certificate program, so long as the course was taken for Graduate credit, a grade of B- or higher was received in the course, it was not counted toward another degree, it was an appropriate graduate-level course, it was taken within the past five years.

      Undergraduate Degree Programs

      Students who take SOE courses for credit, on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to undergraduate degree programs at the Tufts University School of Engineering through the standard admissions process. If admitted, and with program faculty approvalstudents may apply up to 2 courses taken as a non-matriculated student to their Tufts School of Engineering undergraduate degree program, so long as the course was taken for credit, a grade of B- or higher was received in the course, it was not counted toward another degree, it was taken within the past five years.

      Note: department and program permission to transfer is typically required. A transfer fee may apply. Please note that you may incur incremental tuition if you decide to matriculate into the degree or certificate program beyond what you have paid for your individual courses.

      Athletics & Recreation

      We are unable to offer access to athletic or recreational facilities for SOE non-matriculated students at this time.

      Audit

      Some SOE courses may be available on an audit (not-for-credit) basis. If the option is available for the course of interest to you, you will see this option on the course detail page. If you choose to enroll as an audit student, you will be held to the same standards and will participate in class and submit assignments as any matriculated student, but you will not receive a final grade for the course or program. The course or program will still appear on your transcript, but without a grade. There may be some variation based on the instructor, so please contact the instructor of the course you would like to audit should you have any questions.

      Billing

      All billing and payment policies can be found on the Courses at Tufts Billing & Payment page. Please note that payment in full is required to finalize enrollment.

      Career Services

      We are unable to offer career services for SOE non-matriculated students at this time.

      Student Handbook & Code of Conduct

      The SOE Student Code of Conduct can be found here: http://students.tufts.edu/student-affairs/student-code-conduct

      The SOE Student Code of Conduct covers policies for matriculated and non-matriculated students alike. As a non-matriculated student in the SOE, not all of the policies and resources referenced in the handbook apply to you. In particular, those policies and resources described on this webpage ("Policies") supersede those written in the handbook. The handbook does have many policies, particularly around academic policies that do apply to non-matriculated students.

      It is your responsibility to understand the policies of the course and school in which you are enrolling and how they apply to you. If you have any questions about this, please write to us at courses@tufts.edu. The student handbook is subject to change and will next be updated in the Summer 2021.

      Eligibility

      All SOE non-matriculated students taking courses offered for credit (including auditors in those courses) must have a Bachelor’s degree, a GPA of 3.0, and provide evidence of English Language Proficiency (if English is not indicated as the student’s primary language). Several SOE courses have pre-requisites. Please see the course description for details.

      English Language Requirement

      Please note that all* SOE courses are taught in English. Students indicating that English is not their primary language will be required to submit evidence of English proficiency. For further information, please see the section labeled “English Proficiency Requirement” on the Courses at Tufts "How to Register" page.

      * The SOE does offer many language courses that are primarily taught in programming languages, but the base language remains English

      FERPA

      Please see Section 7 of the  Student Code of Conduct.

      Financial Aid

      We are unable to offer financial aid for SOE non-matriculated students at this time.

      Health & Wellness

      We are unable to offer health and wellness services for SOE non-matriculated students at this time.

      In a medical or psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911

      IT Support

      All information regarding Tufts Technology and support can be found on the Tufts Technology page.

      Library

      All information regarding library resources can be found here: https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/

      Non-Matriculated Student Disclaimer

      Students enrolling in individual courses are not considered to be matriculated at Tufts University. Taking individual courses does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply.

      Parking

      All information regarding parking can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

      Refunds

      Please see Refund Policies section above.

      Remission

      All available information regarding tuition remission can be found here.

      Student IDs

      Students taking short courses or full session courses on campus will be issued a Tufts Student ID. Information on how to get an ID can be found in your welcome email or on our Getting Started Page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student IDs will not be created for new students attending 100% virtual programming.

      Transcripts

      Non-matriculated students may request transcripts through the Student Information System. Please follow this link for information on how to do so: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/request-transcript-or-diploma

      Tutoring and Course Support

      The Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center provides one-to-one consultations and other programming to encourage and enhance learning beyond the classroom. Our tutors and consultants are friendly, trained undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to supporting your learning! Visiting students enrolled in for-credit AS&E courses for which the StAAR Center provides subject-area tutoring can access tutoring for those courses. Visiting students can also work with StAAR Center writing consultants on papers for the AS&E courses they are enrolled in, and with public speaking consultants on presentations for those courses. Both individual appointments and drop-in hours are available for writing and subject tutoring; public speaking consultations are appointment-only. Summer tutoring is available but may be limited due to tutor availability. Fully-matriculated AS&E graduate and undergraduate students have access to additional StAAR Center resources. Currently, we cannot support online-only classes, Tufts Pre-College Programs (except Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers and Tufts College Experience), non-AS&E courses or programs, or AS&E courses or programs not offered on a for-credit basis. 

      Tutoring appointments are made through Tutor Finder on SIS. If you have questions about tutoring or trouble accessing an appointment, please email staarcenter@tufts.edu. For more information, including drop-in hours availability, visit the StAAR Center website.

      Visas

      This program does not offer visa sponsorship.  If you have questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Tufts International Center: https://global.tufts.edu/tufts-international-center

      The Fletcher School

      Academic Calendar

      Key dates for Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students during the Academic Year 2022-23 (including Summer 2023) are as follows:

      Please Note: Key dates for refunds can be found here.

        Fall Winter Spring Summer 1 Summer 2 Summer 12
      Registration Begins Jun 1 -- Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 4
      Term Starts^ Sep 6 -- Jan 18 May 24 Jul 5 May 24
      Last Day to Add* Sep 3 -- Jan 15 May 21 Jul 2 May 21
      Last Day to Drop without a W Oct 1 -- Feb 22 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Select Pass/Fail Option* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Drop with a W* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 14 Jul 26 Jun 28
      Classes End (exams may occur after) Dec 12 -- May 1 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11
      Term Ends^ Dec 22 -- May 12 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11

      Note: all timing as of 11:59 p.m. ET on the date listed above; * These dates are universal for all non-matriculated students in the Fletcher School and may differ from the school-specific academic calendar. Applies only to courses offered for credit, but including auditors in those courses. Does not apply to workshops and not-for-credit courses or programs. ^ Term Start and End dates are not necessarily the same dates on which an individual course starts. See the course detail, syllabus, or reach out to your instructor for details.

      Please use the following calendar for all holidays, schedule changes, and additional information not covered above: https://fletcher.tufts.edu/academics/academic-calendar

      Academic Integrity

      Please see the Code of Academic Integrity in the Fletcher Student Handbook. 

      Accommodations / Accessibility

      Please see the Tufts Student Accessibility Services website.

      Please also see Access and Disability Services in the Fletcher Student Handbook.  

      Advising

      We are unable to offer academic advising for Fletcher non-matriculated students at this time.

      Applying Courses taken as a Non-Matriculated student to a Tufts Degree

      Students who take Fletcher courses for credit, on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to degree programs at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy through the standard admissions process. If admitted, students may apply up to two courses taken as a non-matriculated student to their Tufts Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy degree, so long as the course was taken for graduate credit, a grade of B- or higher was received in the course, it was not counted toward another degree, it was an appropriate graduate-level course, and it was taken within the last five years. A transfer fee may apply.

      Please note that you may incur incremental tuition if you decide to matriculate into the degree program beyond what you have paid for your individual courses.

      Please see Transfer Credit and Tufts Employee Cross-Registration in the Fletcher Student Handbook for additional information.

      Athletics & Recreation

      We are unable to offer access to athletic or recreational facilities for Fletcher non-matriculated students at this time.

      Audit

      Fletcher courses are only available on a ‘for credit’ basis. An audit (not-for-credit) option is not available for Fletcher courses at this time.

      Billing

      All billing and payment policies can be found on the Courses at Tufts Billing & Payment page. Please note that payment in full is required to finalize enrollment.

      Career Services

      We are unable to offer career services for Fletcher non-matriculated students at this time.

      Student Handbook & Code of Conduct

      The Fletcher Student Code of Conduct can be found in the Fletcher Student Handbook.

      The Fletcher Student Handbook  covers policies for matriculated and non-matriculated students alike. As a non-matriculated student in the Fletcher School, not all of the policies and resources referenced in the handbook apply to you. In particular, those policies and resources described on this webpage ("Policies") supersede those written in the handbook. The handbook does have many policies, particularly around academic policies that do apply to non-matriculated students.

      It is your responsibility to understand the policies of the course and school in which you are enrolling and how they apply to you. If you have any questions about this, please write to us at courses@tufts.edu. The student handbook is subject to change and will next be updated in the Summer 2021.

      Eligibility

      All Fletcher non-matriculated students taking courses offered for credit (including auditors in those courses) must have a Bachelor’s degree, a GPA of 3.0, and provide evidence of English Language Proficiency (if English is indicated as not the primary language). Several Fletcher courses have pre-requisites. Please see the course description for details.

      English Proficiency Requirement

      Non-native English speakers will succeed in Fletcher's rigorous curriculum only if they have sufficient English language ability. The scores listed below are generally considered evidence of sufficient English language ability for graduate study at Fletcher. Occasionally we will admit a student with a score just below the listed minimum but require that the student complete additional language training before enrolling. Minimum acceptable scores are as follows:

      • TOEFL: 100 (with sub-scores of 25 on each section)
      • IELTS: 7.0 (with sub-scores of 7 on each section)

      For further information, please see the section labeled “English Proficiency Requirement” on the Courses at Tufts "How to Register" page.

      FERPA

      Please see FERPA in the Fletcher Student Handbook.

      Financial Aid

      We are unable to offer financial aid for Fletcher non-matriculated students at this time.

      Health & Wellness

      We are unable to offer health and wellness services for Fletcher non-matriculated students at this time.

      In a medical or psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911

      IT Support

      All information regarding Tufts Technology and support can be found on the Tufts Technology page.

      Library

      Fletcher students can access all Tufts’ libraries. The two most relevant are:

      Tisch Library: https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/

      Edwin Ginn Library: https://ginnlibrary.tufts.edu/

      Non-Matriculated Student Disclaimer

      Students enrolling in individual courses are not considered to be matriculated at Tufts University. Taking individual courses does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply.

      Parking

      All information regarding parking can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

      Refunds

      All information regarding refunds can be found in the "Refunds Policies" section above.

      Remission

      All available information regarding tuition remission can be found here.

      Student IDs

      Students taking short courses or full session courses on campus will be issued a Tufts Student ID. Information on how to get an ID can be found in your welcome email or on our Getting Started Page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student IDs will not be created for new students attending 100% virtual programming.

      Transcripts

      Non-matriculated students may request transcripts through the Student Information System. Please follow this link for information on how to do so: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/request-transcript-or-diploma

      Tutoring and Course Support

      We are unable to offer tutoring or course support for Fletcher non-matriculated students at this time.

      Visas

      This program does not offer visa sponsorship.  If you have questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Tufts International Center: https://global.tufts.edu/tufts-international-center

       

      School of Medicine - Public Health Programs

      Academic Calendar

      Key dates for Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students during the Academic Year 2022-23 (including Summer 2023) are as follows:

      Please note: Key dates for Workshops differ from the below. Key dates for refunds can be found here.

        Fall 2022 Winter 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 1 2023 Summer 2 2023 Summer 12 2023
      Registration Begins Jun 15 Oct 18 Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 4
      Term Starts^ Sep 6 Dec 13 Jan 18 May 24 Jul 5 May 24
      Last Day to Add*

      Sep 3

      *different for TGD courses

      --

      Jan 15

      *different for TGD courses

      May 21 Jul 2 May 21
      Last Day to Drop without a W* Oct 11 -- Feb 22 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Select Pass/Fail Option* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Drop with a W* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 14 Jul 26 Jun 28
      Classes End (exams may occur after) Dec 12 Jan 13 May 1 Jun 30  Aug 11

      Aug 11

      Term Ends^ Dec 22 Jan 13 May 12 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11

      Note: all timing as of 11:59 ET on the date listed above; * These dates are universal for all non-matriculated students in the School of Medicine - Public Health Programs and may differ from the school-specific academic calendar. Applies only to courses offered for credit, but including auditors in those courses. Does not apply to workshops and not-for-credit courses or programs. ^ Term Start and End dates are not necessarily the same dates on which an individual course starts. See the course detail, syllabus, or reach out to your instructor for details.

      Please use the following calendar for all holidays, schedule changes, and additional information not covered above: https://publichealth.tufts.edu/student-community/2019-20-public-health-programs-academic-calendar

      Academic Integrity

      TUSM-PH policies on Academic and Professional Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

      Accommodations / Accessibility

      Please see the Americans with Disabilities Act Policy in the Student Handbook.

      Advising

      We are unable to offer academic advising for TUSM-PH non-matriculated students at this time.

      Applying Courses taken as a Non-Matriculated student to a Tufts Degree

      Some non-degree students later decide to apply to matriculate fully into the Master of Public Health degree program. If admitted, a maximum of 6 credits (generally 2 courses) taken as a non-degree student can be applied to the MPH program, and the student must have earned a B or better in the non-degree course

      A transfer fee may apply. Please note that you may incur incremental tuition if you decide to matriculate into the degree or certificate program beyond what you have paid for your individual courses.

      Athletics & Recreation

      We are unable to offer access to athletic or recreational facilities for TUSM-PH non-matriculated students at this time.

      Audit

      TUSM-PH courses are not available for audit.

      Billing

      All billing and payment policies can be found on the Courses at Tufts Billing & Payment page. Please note that payment in full is required to finalize enrollment.

      Career Services

      We are unable to offer career services for TUSM-PH non-matriculated students at this time.

      Student Handbook & Code of Conduct

      The TUSM-PH code of conduct and student handbook can be found here: Student Handbook.

      The TUSM-PH Student Handbook covers policies for matriculated and non-matriculated students alike. As a TUSM-PH non-matriculated student, the following policies are the most relevant to you, not all of the policies and resources referenced in the handbook apply to you. In particular, those policies and resources described on this webpage ("Policies") supersede those written in the handbook. The handbook does have many policies, particularly around academic policies that do apply to non-matriculated students.

      It is your responsibility to understand the policies of the course and school in which you are enrolling and how they apply to you. If you have any questions about this, please write to us at courses@tufts.edu. The student handbook is subject to change and will next be updated in the Summer 2021.

      Eligibility

      All TUSM-PH non-matriculated students must have a Bachelor’s degree. Several TUSM-PH courses have course-specific requirements. Please see the course description for details.

      After registration, students will be contacted and asked to provide evidence of required immunization. Please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions.

      English Language Requirement

      Please note that all TUSM-PH courses are taught in English. It is up to the student to determine whether they can succeed in this environment.

      FERPA

      Please see FERPA in the Student Handbook.

      Financial Aid

      We are unable to offer financial aid for TUSM-PH non-matriculated students at this time.

      Health & Wellness

      We are unable to offer health and wellness services for TUSM-PH non-matriculated students at this time.

      In a medical or psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911

      IT Support

      All information regarding Tufts Technology and support can be found on the Tufts Technology page.

      Library

      All information regarding library resources can be found here https://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/

      Non-Matriculated Student Disclaimer

      Students enrolling in individual courses are not considered to be matriculated at Tufts University. Taking individual courses does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply.

      Parking

      All information regarding parking can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

      Refunds

      Please see Refund Policies section above.

      Remission

      All available information regarding tuition remission can be found here.

      Student IDs

      Students taking short courses or full session courses on campus will be issued a Tufts Student ID. Information on how to get an ID can be found in your welcome email or on our Getting Started Page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student IDs will not be created for new students attending 100% virtual programming.

      Transcripts

      Non-matriculated students may request transcripts through the Student Information System. Please follow this link for information on how to do so: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/request-transcript-or-diploma

      Tutoring and Course Support

      We are unable to offer tutoring or course support for TUSM-PH non-matriculated students at this time.

      Visas

      This program does not offer visa sponsorship.  If you have questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Tufts International Center: https://global.tufts.edu/tufts-international-center

      The Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

      Academic Calendar

      Key dates for Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students during the Academic Year 2022-23 (including Summer 2023) are as follows:

      Please Note: Key dates for refunds can be found here.

        Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 1 2023 Summer 2 2023 Summer 12 2023
      Registration Begins Jun 1  Oct 18 Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 4
      Term Starts^ Sep 6 Dec 13 Jan 18 May 24 Jul 5 May 24
      Last Day to Add* Sep 3 -- Jan 15 May 21 Jul 2 May 21
      Last Day to Drop without a W* Oct 11 -- Feb 22 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Select Pass/Fail Option* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Drop with a W* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 14 Jul 26 Jun 28
      Classes End (exams may occur after) Dec 12 Jan 13 May 1 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11
      Term Ends^ Dec 22 Jan 13 May 12 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11

      Note: all timing as of 11:59 ET on the date listed above; * These dates are universal for all non-matriculated students in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy and may differ from the school-specific academic calendar. Applies only to courses offered for credit, but including auditors in those courses. Does not apply to workshops and not-for-credit courses or programs. ^ Term Start and End dates are not necessarily the same dates on which an individual course starts. See the course detail, syllabus, or reach out to your instructor for details.

      Please use the following calendar for all holidays, schedule changes, and additional information not covered above: https://nutrition.tufts.edu/academic-calendar?calendar=12&year=276

      Academic Integrity

      Please see Academic Integrity in the Policies and Procedures Handbook. 

      Accommodations / Accessibility

      Please see the Tufts Student Accessibility Services website.

      Please also see the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 Policy in the Policies and Procedures Handbook.

      Advising

      We are unable to offer academic advising for Friedman School non-matriculated students at this time.

      Applying Courses taken as a Non-Matriculated student to a Tufts Degree

      Students who take Friedman School courses for credit, on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to degree and certificate programs at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy through the standard admissions process.

      A transfer fee may apply. Please note that you may incur incremental tuition if you decide to matriculate into the degree or certificate program beyond what you have paid for your individual courses.

      Athletics & Recreation

      We are unable to offer access to athletic or recreational facilities for Friedman School non-matriculated students at this time.

      Audit

      Some Friedman School courses may be available on an audit (not-for-credit). If the option is available for the course of interest to you, you will see this option on the course detail page. If you choose to enroll as an audit student, you will be held to the same standards and will participate in class and submit assignments as any matriculated student, but you will not receive a final grade for the course or program. The course or program will still appear on your transcript, but without a grade. There may be some variation based on the instructor, so please contact the instructor of the course you would like to audit should you have any questions.

      Billing

      All billing and payment policies can be found on the Courses at Tufts Billing & Payment page. Please note that payment in full is required to finalize enrollment.

      Career Services

      We are unable to offer career services for Friedman School non-matriculated students at this time.

      Student Handbook & Code of Conduct

      The Friedman School Code of Conduct can be found in the Policies and Procedures Handbook

      The Friedman School Policies and Procedures Handbook covers policies for matriculated and non-matriculated students alike. As a non-matriculated student, not all of the policies and resources referenced in these handbooks apply to you. In particular, those policies and resources described on this webpage ("Policies") supersede those written in the handbook. The handbook does have many policies, particularly around academic policies, that do apply to non-matriculated students.

      It is your responsibility to understand the policies of the course and school in which you are enrolling and how they apply to you. If you have any questions about this, please write to us at courses@tufts.edu. The student handbook is subject to change and will next be updated in the Summer 2021.

      Eligibility

      All Friedman School non-matriculated students taking courses offered for credit (including auditors in those courses) must have a Bachelor’s degree, a GPA of 3.0, and provide evidence of English Language Proficiency (if English is not indicated as the student’s primary language). Several Friedman courses have pre-requisites and several require instructor permission. Please see the course description for details. Some courses, including courses not offered for credit, may choose to waive these requirements.

      After registration, students will be contacted and asked to provide evidence of required immunization. Please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions.

      Please note: non-matriculated students may not repeat courses and may not enroll in more than 4 NUTR courses, 2 NUTB courses, or 1 NUTC course prior to matriculating.

      English Language Requirement

      Please note that all Friedman School courses are taught in English. Students indicating that English is not their primary language will be required to submit evidence of English proficiency. For further information, please see the section labeled “English Proficiency Requirement” on the Courses at Tufts "How to Register" page.

      FERPA

      Please see FERPA in the Friedman School’s Policies and Procedures Handbook

      Financial Aid

      We are unable to offer financial aid for Friedman School non-matriculated students at this time.

      Health & Wellness

      We are unable to offer health and wellness services for Friedman School non-matriculated students at this time.

      In a medical or psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911

      IT Support

      All information regarding Tufts Technology and support can be found on the Tufts Technology page.

      Library

      All information regarding library resources can be found here https://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/  

      Non-Matriculated Student Disclaimer

      Students enrolling in individual courses are not considered to be matriculated at Tufts University. Taking individual courses does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply.

      Parking

      All information regarding parking can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

      Refunds

      Please see Refund Policies section above.

      Remission

      All available information regarding tuition remission can be found here.

      Student IDs

      Students taking short courses or full session courses on campus will be issued a Tufts Student ID. Information on how to get an ID can be found in your welcome email or on our Getting Started Page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student IDs will not be created for new students attending 100% virtual programming.

      Transcripts

      Non-matriculated students may request transcripts through the Student Information System. Please follow this link for information on how to do so: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/request-transcript-or-diploma

      Tutoring and Course Support

      We are unable to offer tutoring and course support for Friedman School non-matriculated students at this time.

      Visas

      This program does not offer visa sponsorship.  If you have questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Tufts International Center: https://global.tufts.edu/tufts-international-center

      Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

      Academic Calendar

      Key dates for Non-Matriculated (Visiting) Students during the Academic Year 2022-23 (including Summer 2023) are as follows:

      Please note: Key dates for Workshops differ from the below. Key dates for refunds can be found here.

        Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 1 2023 Summer 2 2023 Summer 12 2023
      Registration Begins Jun 1 Oct 18 Dec 1 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 4
      Term Starts^ Sep 6 Dec 13 Jan 18 May 24 Jul 5 May 24
      Last Day to Add* Sep 3 -- Jan 15 May 22 Jul 2 May 22
      Last Day to Drop without a W* Oct 11 -- Feb 22 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Select Pass/Fail Option* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 7 Jul 19 Jun 14
      Last Day to Drop with a W* Nov 15 -- Apr 5 Jun 14 Jul 26 Jun 28
      Classes End (exams may occur after) Dec 12 Jan 13 May 1 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11
      Term Ends^ Dec 22 Jan 13 May 12 Jun 30 Aug 11 Aug 11

      Note: all timing as of 11:59 ET on the date listed above; * These dates are universal for all non-matriculated students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and may differ from the school-specific academic calendar. Applies only to courses offered for credit, but including auditors in those courses. Does not apply to workshops and not-for-credit courses or programs. ^ Term Start and End dates are not necessarily the same dates on which an individual course starts. See the course detail, syllabus, or reach out to your instructor for details.

      Please use the following calendar for all holidays, schedule changes, and additional information not covered above: https://gsbs.tufts.edu/student-life/2019-2020-academic-calendar

      Academic Integrity

      Please see Academic and Professional Conduct in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Handbook.

      Accommodations / Accessibility

      Please see the Tufts Student Accessibility Services website.

      Please see Student Accessibility Services in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Handbook.

      Advising

      We are unable to offer academic advising for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences non-matriculated students at this time.

      Applying Courses taken as a Non-Matriculated student to a Tufts Degree

      Students who take Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences courses for credit, on a non-matriculated basis may later apply to degree and certificate programs at the Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences through the standard admissions process. If admitted, students may apply up to 2 courses taken as a non-matriculated student to their Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences degree or certificate program, so long as the course was taken for Graduate credit, a grade of B- or higher was received in the course, it was not counted toward another degree, it was an appropriate graduate-level course, it was taken within the past five years, the appropriate program director and associate approve, and the transfer credit request policy is followed.

      Please see Transfer Credit Policy in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Handbook for additional information.

      Athletics & Recreation

      We are unable to offer access to athletic or recreational facilities for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences non-matriculated students at this time.

      Audit

      Sackler courses are only available on a ‘for credit’ basis. An audit (not-for-credit) option is not available for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences courses at this time.

      Billing

      All billing and payment policies can be found on the Courses at Tufts Billing & Payment page. Please note that payment in full is required to finalize enrollment.

      Career Services

      We are unable to offer career services for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences non-matriculated students at this time.

      Student Handbook & Code of Conduct

      The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Handbook covers policies for matriculated and non-matriculated students alike. As a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences non-matriculated student, the following policies are the most relevant to you, not all of the policies and resources referenced in the handbook apply to you. In particular, those policies and resources described on this webpage ("Policies") supersede those written in the handbook. The handbook does have many policies, particularly around academic policies that do apply to non-matriculated students.

      It is your responsibility to understand the policies of the course and school in which you are enrolling and how they apply to you. If you have any questions about this, please write to us at courses@tufts.edu. The student handbook is subject to change and will next be updated in the Summer 2021.

      Eligibility

      All Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences non-matriculated students must have a Bachelor’s degree and must receive instructor permission to participate in a given course. Several Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences courses have course-specific requirements ranging from pre-requisites to specific work experience (e.g., be a health professional or work in biomedical research). Please see the course description for details.

      Please see Registration for Non-Degree Students of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Handbook for additional information.

      After registration, students will be contacted and asked to provide evidence of required immunization. Please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions.

      English Language Requirement

      Please note that all Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences courses are taught in English. It is up to the student to determine whether they can succeed in this environment.

      FERPA

      Please see FERPA in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Handbook.

      Financial Aid

      We are unable to offer financial aid for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences non-matriculated students at this time.

      Health & Wellness

      We are unable to offer health and wellness services for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences non-matriculated students at this time.

      In a medical or psychological crisis or emergency, please immediately contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-6911

      IT Support

      All information regarding Tufts Technology and support can be found on the Tufts Technology page.

      Library

      All information regarding library resources can be found here https://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/  

      Non-Matriculated Student Disclaimer

      Students enrolling in individual courses are not considered to be matriculated at Tufts University. Taking individual courses does not result in admission to a Tufts University degree or certificate program, nor is it expected to have any impact on your application status should you choose to apply. Although the website and registration process reference non-matriculated students as "visiting students" in several places, please note that enrolling as a non-matriculated student in a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences course through University College does not qualify you for "Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Visiting Student" status. "Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Visiting Student" status is a specific type of status denoting specific privileges that students enrolling as non-matriculated through University College do not have.

      Parking

      All information regarding parking can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

      Refunds

      Please see Refund Policies section above.

      Remission

      All available information regarding tuition remission can be found here.

      Student IDs

      Students taking short courses or full session courses on campus will be issued a Tufts Student ID. Information on how to get an ID can be found in your welcome email or on our Getting Started Page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student IDs will not be created for new students attending 100% virtual programming.

      Transcripts

      Non-matriculated students may request transcripts through the Student Information System. Please follow this link for information on how to do so: https://students.tufts.edu/registrar/what-we-assist/request-transcript-or-diploma

      Tutoring and Course Support

      We are unable to offer tutoring or course support for Sackler non-matriculated students at this time.

      Visas

      This program does not offer visa sponsorship.  If you have questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Tufts International Center: https://global.tufts.edu/tufts-international-center

       

       

      Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

      All members of Tufts’ Osher Lifelong Learning Program are responsible for reviewing and understanding all policies applicable to them. Please visit the OLLI Policy page for more details or email us at osherlli@tufts.edu if you have any questions about the policies or their applicability to you.