Registration & Schedule Questions
For current undergraduate students, registration
for the spring semester takes place in November and
registration for the fall semester takes place in
Prior to registration, students are contacted by
email and told to view their registration start time
and status. Students cannot register if they have
any type of hold on their account. Check in with
your student a couple weeks before registration
begins and remind them to check their status on SIS
Online. Overdue bills must be paid in full to remove
a Bursar Hold.
Students can request a Enrollment Verification
letter in their
They can request to have the letter mailed or held
for pick up at the Student Services desk in Dowling
Hall. The letter is the official document that
verifies the student's enrollment status at Tufts.
Move-in and move-out dates for residence
halls can be found on the
Residential Life website.
To find out when the semester begins and ends, as
well as other important dates, refer to the Tufts
The dates for Parents Weekend can be found on
Parents Program website.
Each year the break between the Fall and Spring
semesters begins at the end of Fall final
examinations and lasts until classes start in the
Spring. Also, Spring Recess begins on a Saturday and
ends on a Monday when classes resume. The specific
dates for both breaks can be found on the
Final Exam Block Schedule can be used to figure
out when your studentís last final will take place.
If you know what blocks their classes take place in,
you can look at the Final Exam Block Schedule to see
when they will take the final for that course.
Block Schedule and Final Exam Block Schedule can
be found on the
Commencement ceremony dates and information
can be found on the
Bulletin is a handbook that contains general
rules and regulations of Tufts University. First
year students are given a copy of the Bulletin when
they arrive for Orientation. Students should refer
to the Bulletin from the year they matriculated to
Leave of Absence
When an undergraduate student needs to go on
leave for any reason (Study Abroad, Personal,
Medical, Transfer) the student must submit a Leave
of Absence request in their
After the request is approved by the studentís
Academic Dean, all appropriate parties within
the University will be notified and, if necessary
the student's bill will be adjusted.
After the semester begins, there are
deadlines for adding and dropping courses. These
deadlines can be found on the
- All students can add courses
account up until the last day to ADD (two weeks
into the semester).
- Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can drop courses
account up until the last day to DROP (five weeks
into the semester).
Freshmen can drop courses in their
account up until the last day for first years to DROP (ten weeks into the semester).
The last day to select the PASS/FAIL option is
the same for all students, including Freshmen. It is
always the same date as the DROP deadline (five
weeks into the semester). To take a class PASS/FAIL
a student must submit a form signed by their
academic advisor by the deadline.
In order to receive their degree from Tufts,
students must submit a Degree Sheet. The Degree
Sheet is the document students must complete to show
they have fulfilled the requirements necessary to
Early in the Fall semester of their senior year,
students are notified by email about the deadlines
for submitting their Degree Sheet. The deadline for
students who wish to graduate in May is usually on a
day during the week before Thanksgiving. For
students eligible to graduate in February, the
deadline is in early October.