News & Announcements

Academic Standing: Updated Criteria for BA and BS Students

The criteria for determining the academic standing of BA and BS students have been revised as a result of recommendations provided to the Academic Standing Committees for the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering by the Mental Health Task Force. The criteria have also been adjusted as a result of the Change to the Credit Hour System in June 2018. (Please note that there are separate criteria for determining the standing of BFA students, which remain unchanged.)

Beginning in Fall 2018
  • A BA/BS student will be sent an academic alert at the end of any semester in which they earn fewer than 12 SHUs but more than 4 SHUs and/or failed one course of any SHU value.
  • A BA/BS student will be placed on academic probation at the end of any semester in which they earn 4 SHUs or fewer and/or a semester GPA lower than 2.0 and/or failed to make satisfactory progress as defined by number of credits earned at the end of any semester beyond their first semester (see table below).
  • To return to good academic standing, in the following semester a BA/BS student must complete a minimum of 12.0 SHUs and earn a minimum term GPA of 2.0.
  • Satisfactory Progress for all BA/BS students will be defined as follows: 
Semester-hour units (SHUs) - Fall
Semester-hour units (SHUs) - Spring
First Year 12 24
Sophomore 39 54
Junior 70 86
Spring Seniors 102 120


Full information about Academic Standing for BA/BS students can be found on the Academic Advising website and in the 2018-19 Bulletin (available in August 2018). A comparison of Academic Policies before and after the June 2018 credit conversion is also available online. Students with questions about Academic Standing are invited to contact their Advising Dean (Liberal Arts BA/BS, Liberal Arts BFA, or Engineering).

Tufts Got Talent!

Are you an incoming undergrad? Do you have a talent you'd like to share? Show us your skills in a video submission and you might be chosen to perform at the Tufts’ Got Talent show during Orientation Week! 

Send your video to before July 27 and join the ranks of Tufts' most talented Jumbos -- like Hank Azaria!

Tufts Got Talent!

Explore Tufts Dining

Are you a new undergraduate student at Tufts? Want to learn more about Dining and Meal Plans? Check out Tufts Dining's Brochure for 2018-19, which has full information about Dining Centers, Meal Plans, and other services!

Tufts Dining's Brochure for 2018-19

Tufts Dining Brochure 2018-19


Got a Question about Your Academic Standing?

Wondering about your academic standing -- what it means to be on the Dean's List? We've got webpages for that!

Visit the Dean's List and Honors Webpage

Visit the Academic Alert and Probation Webpage

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International STEM Scholars Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply to the International STEM Scholars Program has been extended to June 29th. Earn credit hours in our program specially designed for graduate students and professionals in STEM fields. Apply Now!

SMFA Sidewalk Sale

Join us for the SMFA Sidewalk Sale on Friday, May 11 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the SMFA, 230 Fenway. View and shop for work by SMFA students! Hundreds of pieces of art will be for sale – from ceramics, photography, screen prints, and handmade cards to jewelry, T-shirts, paintings, and much more. Admission is free!

Find the Sidewalk Sale on Facebook!

SMFA Sidewalk Sale

Share your experiences abroad via the Global Perspectives Photo Contest!

Students who studied abroad during the 2017-18 academic year and/or summer 2018: share your experience abroad through the 2nd annual Global Perspectives Photo Contest!

Submit Your Photos to the Global Perspectives Photo Contest!

Travelling abroad this summer? Prepare for the 2nd annual Global Perspectives Photo Contest! Tufts undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit up to 3 photos that capture the contest’s global themes:

  • One Health
  • Reclaiming the Human
  • Climate, Food, and Water
  • Secure and Equitable Society
  • Living Technology

Photos should have been taken when students were studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad or, in the case of the last theme, should represent global perspectives on Tufts’ campuses in Boston, Grafton, or Medford during the last year. Submissions are due September 28. Winning photos will be displayed on the Global Tufts website and in a rotating exhibit on the Medford, Grafton, and Boston campuses!

Learn More and Submit Your Photos!

2017 Food and Water 1st place (tie). Alex Cherry, A&S Undergraduate. Purpose of Travel: Study Location: Assisi, Italy

2017 Food and Water 1st place (tie). Alex Cherry, A&S Undergraduate. Purpose of Travel: Study Location: Assisi, Italy

Register for COP24!

Register now to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from December 3 – 14, 2018! All members of the Tufts community –undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni of any discipline—are welcome to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Visit Tufts Institute of the Environment’s website  for more information on COP24, and to apply!

Register for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24)


2018 Nutrition Data Summit

Get involved with the 2018 Nutrition Data Summit, a student-led initiative to promote data science learning among Tufts students, and expose students interested in computational and health sciences to the nutrition discipline. The 2018 Nutrition Data Summit will be held on October 4 - 6, 2018 in Boston.

The 2018 Nutrition Data Summit will provide students with more exposure to data sciences and unite students and faculty conducting interdisciplinary data-intensive research. Students will have the opportunity to share research projects, hear moderated debates on topics pertaining to applied nutrition, and participate in workshops on applied data analysis. 

Learn More About the 2018 Nutrition Data Summit

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