Advising seems to be a question on the mind of both people just starting their college search and those coming to Tufts in the fall. As a tour guide and an ACE Fellow, I’ve heard so many questions about how advising works that I decided to write a blog talking about exactly how advising works at Tufts.
Basically, the summer before your first year, you select your top few choices about which advising program you like. You have TONS of options, but here’s a brief summary of the available types of programs for the School of Arts & Sciences and what they’re like:
All of these programs are fantastic and will open so many doors for opportunity at Tufts. My best advice is to follow your gut. If you just connect with a certain class description, go for it! Even, and maybe especially, if it has nothing to do with your planned major. Keep in mind that the purpose of a pre-major advisor is to help you get distribution requirements and pick a major, so there’s no need to worry about trying to get an advisor in the department you want to major in. Your first two years are for exploration, not locking yourself in, so branch out and explore!