The college application process can be tough at times - we get that. There are a whole lot of pieces for you to conquer, and you might be receiving 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 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 some of them 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 committee decision process.
If you're unsure of what additional information to send when you complete your Tufts app, let it flow through this handy chart!
Below you'll find some interviews conducted with our admissions staff about essays from past years that were really effective:
Associate Director of Admissions Meghan Dangremond and Chloe Malouf '20 discuss a great Personal Statement.
Assistant Director of Admissions Patrick Gladstone and Hannah Steinberg '17 discuss the "Why Tufts" essay.
Associate Director of Admissions Meredith Reynolds gives an example of a great "Let Your Life Speak" essay.
Associate Director of Admissions Eddie Pickett talks about "Celebrate the Role of Sports in Your Life" (one of the options in Supplemental Essay #3).