Information for Transfer Applicants
Tufts welcomes applications for transfer admission from students who will have completed at least one year of college by the time they plan to enroll at Tufts. Our only entry point for transfer students is in the fall, with the exception of Resumed Education for Adult Learning (REAL) candidates. While the number of transfer students who matriculate to Tufts in a given year varies, typically 50 to 100 transfer candidates will be offered admission. The most successful transfer applicants not only demonstrate academic and personal success, but they include key reasons for their intended transfer to Tufts in their applications.
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Tufts welcomes transfer applicants to the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering who are in good academic and disciplinary standing at accredited two- and four-year institutions. To be considered for transfer admission, a candidate needs to have completed at least one year of college study by the time he or she plans to enroll at Tufts, with the exception of REAL (Resumed Education for Adult Learners) candidates. Applicants to the School of Engineering must meet a designated level of curriculum completion to be considered for admission.
In order to receive a Tufts degree, students must be fully enrolled members of the Tufts community for at least two years. Therefore, students who have already earned more than two years’ worth of full-time college credit are discouraged from applying to Tufts.
Transfer Eligibility Specifics for the School of Engineering
Applicants for sophomore transfer need at least two semesters of calculus or higher level math and two semesters of calculus-based physics or chemistry at the time of matriculation.
Applicants for junior transfer need two years of coursework at the time of matriculation that completes the introductory engineering coursework and makes progress toward completing the foundation requirements for the intended major. Information regarding introductory and foundation courses can be found on the Degrees and Majors page of the School of Engineering website.
Biomedical Engineering (BME) as a first major cannot accept transfer students. For students with an interest in BME, a second major in BME is available as a complement to a first major. This option is open to students in both the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences.
Resumed Education for Adult Learning (REAL)
REAL is designed for individuals who are:
- 24 years of age or older
- Currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
Prospective transfer candidates who fall into one of these categories should apply to Tufts as a REAL candidate. REAL applicants must be invested in earning their bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis and have some college experience within the last five years.
The power of the REAL program lies in the support its students receive. Beginning with the admissions process and continuing through graduation, REAL students benefit from guidance specifically tailored for adult learners.
There is a separate application process for REAL program applicants.
You can e-mail us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 617-627-3170. Press 4 for prospective student and select option 2 for Transfer.