Advising for BA, BS, and Combined Degree Students

Pre-Major Advising

Transfer Students

We will assign you an academic advisor who works specifically with transfer students. This advisor will help you choose courses that connect your past course work with the Tufts curriculum and graduation requirements. After classes begin, he or she will also help connect you with an advisor in your department of potential major. We’ll send you more information through your Tufts email in June.

Engineering Students

You’ll be matched with a faculty member in the primary degree program that you identify in the Application Status page.

Liberal Arts Students

You’ll be assigned a faculty or professional staff member as a Pre-Major Advisor who will:

  • Support your transition into Tufts
  • Help you explore academic opportunities, course options, and guide you towards declaration of major
  • Assist you with understanding the college requirements for graduation
  • Connect you to resources to support you academically, personally and socially

You have two options for Pre-Major Advising:

1. Advising Plus: Tufts Signature Advising Program

This option allows you to take a course with a faculty member who will also serve as your Pre-Major Advisor; or to take a course that is student-led, and all students enrolled are advised by a faculty or staff member.

2. Individualized Advising Option

This option consists of a one-on-one relationship between student and Advisor. You can make appointments with your advisor for course registration and as needed throughout the semester.

The Advising Survey should be completed by June 15. Start the survey after you review directions and the options below.

Step 1: Read the Advising Survey Directions

Step 2: Start the Advising Survey

Which Advising Option is Right for Me?

 

Who Teaches the Course?Who is My Advisor?

Past Courses and Subject Matter.Who's in my class?

What about Grading and Credit?