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Adult Learners (R.E.A.L.)

We have the resources you need to restart your college experience.

For over 45 years, Tufts’ R.E.A.L. Program has provided a path to attain a college degree from a selective university for veterans, students from community colleges, people over the age of 24, and parents who interrupted their education to raise families. R.E.A.L. students are “real students,” enrolled in the regular undergraduate program, but Tufts provides resources to help meet the unique needs of adults returning to or beginning their college education.