Academic Advising

At Tufts, we support students with a strong advising team. All students begin with an assigned pre-major advisor and then select a new advisor when they declare their major. Liberal arts majors select a major at the end of their second year. Engineering majors do so at the end of their first year.

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The StAAR Center

The Student Accessibility and Academic Resource Center (StAAR), located in Dowling Hall, engages the Tufts community through a variety of of free programs to help students reach their full potential while at Tufts. Specific programs include:

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Scholar Development

Getting involved in research can be a wonderful part of the undergraduate experience. Some students choose to work for a faculty member while others design projects of their own.

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Concerns About Your Student

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

If you have any concerns about your student’s well-being, in any regard, please contact Student Services (617-627-2000) to be connected to the most appropriate dean in Undergraduate Education or Student Affairs. Instructors and academic advisors can not respond to parent inquiries about a student's progress, per our FERPA-related policies.

If we have any serious concerns about your student’s academic progress or general well-being, we will contact you.

Student Services

The Student Services Center in Dowling Hall is committed to helping undergraduate students and their parents as accurately and as quickly as possible. Contact us via phone (617-627-2000), e-mail, the web, or in person.

The online Student Information System (SIS) is used for academic records, registration, and transactions such as refunds and verification letters. In keeping with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), your student must invite you to register for the SIS portal.

Learn more about Invited Viewer Access.