First Year and Transfer Students
Advising and Course Selection
If you’re a first-year student, we have a strong Advising Team to support you. This network expands even further when you choose an advisor and select a major.
Can Help You With
|Pre-Major or Major Advisor||Course selection, major exploration, discussion & development of intellectual interests, referral to university resources|
|College-Transition Advisor||Course selection, campus life questions, major exploration/comparison, policy questions, university resource questions|
|Advising Dean||All of the above plus academic difficulty, extended absences/leaves, petitions for policy exceptions, residency requirement, fulfilling degree requirements|
At Tufts, we do not tell you what to think or what courses to select. Rather, we help you take charge of your thinking, set goals, and come up with innovative plans to reach them.
You will register for fall classes on Labor Day weekend, after meeting in person with your academic advisor. You can prepare for this over the summer by reflecting on your interests and browsing the online course selections.
In July, you will receive information about SIS, our student information system. In preparation for conversations with your academic advisor, you will be able to store any courses you are interested in your SIS shopping cart. You can learn more about using SIS on the Registrar website.
Academic Resource Center
The Academic Resource Center, located in Dowling Hall, facilitates out-of-classroom learning through one-on-one and group sessions in many course subjects, time management, study skills, writing, and public speaking.