When applying to Tufts, you may submit the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or the QuestBridge Application. You should only submit one of these three options. Tufts does not have a preference for which application you submit; we will read and consider any of these applications equally. You should work with your school counselor, college counselor, or teachers to decide which application is right for you.
The majority of applications to Tufts are received through the Common Application, which allows students to submit to any of more than 600 colleges and universities. The Common Application becomes available on August 1st. In addition to the requirements within the Common Application, we require that students respond to three supplemental essay prompts specific to Tufts.
For more information about the Common Application or to apply using the Common Application, click here.
Tufts is one of over 90 college and universities in the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, a coalition of public and private colleges and universities dedicated to providing need-based financial aid and to leveling the playing field in college preparation. The Coalition provides free resources for students to assemble the materials needed for the college search and application process. In addition to the requirements within the Coalition Application, we require that students respond to three supplemental essay prompts specific to Tufts.
Tufts is one of 40 colleges and universities that partner with QuestBridge, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting exceptional, low-income high school students with leading colleges and universities. In order to submit the QuestBridge application to Tufts, you must first submit a College Match application to QuestBridge - QuestBridge Finalists may apply through the College Match, Early Decision, or Regular Decision to any of QuestBridge's partner colleges. The QuestBridge application becomes available over the summer.