The college application process can be tough at times - we get that. There's a whole lot of pieces for you to conquer and a lot of conflicting information on how best to complete your application. We here at Tufts Admissions want to make this process as easy as possible, so we've collected all of our application advice here on this page. From video interviews with admissions officers on the kinds of essays they loved to blog posts about every single part of the application, we've got the tips and tricks you need to make sure your application is as strong as it can be.
As you read through our advice guide, be sure to take a listen to our newest podcast - "How to Write Your Essay." Tufts student Charlotte Gilliand ('16) interviews fellow Jumbo Abigail McFee ('17)about her college search process and how to write meaningful application essays.
There are a lot of places out there offering application advice, and unfortunately a lot of them can lead to the perpetuation of a couple of "myths". Take a look at what we have to say on the subject. Once the myths have been busted, you might want an inside look at what we actually consider throughout application process - we've got you covered:
Once you've hit "submit", you might be a little nervous about what happens behind our closed doors. Admissions Counselor Eric Lopez is here to give you an inside look at our committe decision process.
If you're uncertain about how to make the most of your application process, or unsure of what additional information to send when you complete your Tufts app, let it flow through these handy charts!
Below you'll find some interviews conducted with our admissions staff about essays from past years that were really effective:
Associate Director of Admissions Eddie Pickett and Dylan Hong '19 discuss a great Personal Statement from the Class of 2018.
Associate Director of Admissions Meghan Dangremond discusses the "Why Tufts" essay.
Associate Director of Admissions Laura Tapper gives an example of a great "Let Your Life Speak" essay from the Class of 2019.
Assistant Director of Admissions Patrick Gladstone talks about "Celebrate the Role of Sports in Your Life" (one of the options in Supplemental Essay #3).
AND, if that's not enough, see what our very own faculty had to say about the Tufts supplement here.