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Tufts University - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Tufts requires either the SAT (without the optional essay) plus two SAT Subject Tests, or the ACT (the writing section will no longer be required.)

OPTION 1: SAT Reasoning Test (essay not required) and two SAT Subject Tests: one Math exam (Math Level I or II) and one science exam (either Physics or Chemistry). When taken multiple times, we will use your highest sub-score for each section.
OPTION 2: ACT. The writing section is not required. When taken multiple times, we will use your highest sub-score for each section.

If English is not your first language or the language of instruction in your school, you should also submit results of the TOEFL in addition to the tests recommended.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

There are no additional departmental requirements.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foreign students must demonstrate a proficiency in English by a score of at least 100 on the TOEFL iBT, 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 7.0 on the IELTS. The Tufts code for TOEFL submission is 3901. All other requirements are the same as domestic students.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Entrance requirements are the same for all students.

Residency Requirements

The university requires eight semesters of full-time study for the baccalaureate degree, four of which must be completed at the Tufts University home campus or in Tufts University-sponsored programs abroad, with the further stipulation that no more than two semesters of full-time study after matriculation at Tufts may be spent at other approved institutions or on approved non-Tufts foreign study programs. Up to two semesters may be spent at other approved institutions or approved foreign study programs. Students must be in full-time residence at Tufts for the final two semesters.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Specific residence requirements for graduation of all transfer students: Transfer students must have a minimum of two years residence. The last two semesters must be in residence at Tufts. Transfer admissions is very competitive and students applying for transfer must submit additional credentials including the college transcript, a professor's reference, statement of reason for transfer, and evidence that the student is in good standing at their present institution. Transfer may only apply for the fall term, there is no midyear admission.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 0
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 2