Matriculated Tufts undergraduates who enroll at Tufts in Fall 2020 will be partially exempt from the eight-semester residency requirement going forward. This means that, effective Spring 2021, students may opt for early-degree completion or to enroll on a part-time basis after at least six semesters of full-time enrollment.
Tufts’ strong reputation for academic rigor and excellence is widely recognized by graduate, medical, and professional schools.
Enrollment at Tufts counts towards Tufts’ residency requirement. Full-time enrollment at another institution also does, but part-time enrollment elsewhere does not.
Tufts classes are awarded letter grades whereas courses transferred in are not. Letter grades can be helpful or required for medical and graduate school applications and can also positively impact GPA. Letter grades are required for some Tufts major requirements.
There are limits to the number of courses that students may transfer in from other institutions. Liberal Arts students can transfer in up to 60 semester-hour units (SHUs). Engineering students can transfer in up to 60 semester-hour units (SHUs), and potentially more depending on the degree program. These limits include prematriculation credits (such as APs, IBs, and SAT subject tests).
Tufts’ fall virtual classes have been thoughtfully prepared by talented Tufts faculty. Tufts classes ensure continuity of a student’s Tufts curriculum (for instance, the calculus sequence, certain science sequences, and the like).
Tufts classes allow continued relationship-building with Tufts faculty.
Finally, Tufts is working hard to provide a rich experience outside of the classroom, despite the constraints of the pandemic.