Required for Incoming Students

Complete by July 1:

After confirming your enrollment and paying your deposit, please ensure that you’ve completed the below requirements by their various deadlines. In order to be “cleared” to register for classes, you must complete the requirements detailed below. It’s important to note that your tuition will need to be paid by the deadline noted on your eBill and all other requirements listed below must be completed by July 1.

International students, please visit the International Student Page for further important deadlines and information.

1 – Activate your Tufts ID and Email address

Shortly after paying your enrollment deposit and confirming your enrollment, you will receive detailed instructions on how to set up a Tufts email account and obtain a Tufts ID number, which will allow you to receive important updates and information from Fletcher. Please be sure to keep your Tufts ID number for your records. You will need your Tufts ID to create your e-Billing account.

Setting Up Your Tufts Email Account, Obtaining Your Tufts Student ID Number& Tufts Username

  • Shortly after confirming your enrollment, you will receive an email containing your Tufts student ID number (7-digit number) as well as instructions on how to set up your Tufts Email Account. Please be sure to keep your Tufts student ID number for your records.

Tufts Email

  • Once you set up your Tufts email account, you may access it by using this web address:
  • If you wish to set-up forwarding, vacation notices, etc., of your Tufts email to another email account, you may do so by going to:
  • If you are having issues setting up your Tufts Email Account or you would like to change your given email address, send an email to Tufts Technology Services at, or call them at 617-627-3376.

Tufts Username 

  • Once your Tufts email account has been set up, you will be assigned your Tufts username (also referred to as: UTLN – Universal Tufts Login Name) and password to login to many computer systems at Tufts; your UTLN will be in a similar format to “jsmith01.” 
  • Your assigned Username and Password will also enable you to log into the Tufts Student Information System, SIS. Please note after completing the process of obtaining your assigned username and password, it will take approximately 2-3 days to gain access to SIS.
  • Additionally, your assigned username and password will enable you to access the web-based platform, Canvas, where faculty post their course syllabus, readings, assignments, etc.
2 – Pay Tuition by the deadline noted on your eBill and secure financial clearance from Tufts University’s Bursar’s Office so you will be able to register for courses

E-Billing is what you will use to pay your tuition. You will receive an email from Tufts Student Services on how to set up your e-Billing account. You will not receive a paper tuition bill. If you have any questions about e-Billing, please contact Tufts Student Services directly at 617-627-2000.

Tuition bills are generated electronically through the Tufts e-Bill system, accessible through SIS.

For fall admits, you will be able to enroll in the Tufts e-Bill system after May 15th. Spring (January) admits should be able to enroll in the beginning of November. The first Tufts e-Bill will be electronically generated in July for fall admits and December for spring admits. All students are required to enroll in the Tufts e-Bill system once they have set-up their Tufts e-mail account and obtained their Tufts Student ID number.

Tuition bills are usually due about a month before the first day of classes. Please note that failure to pay your tuition bill will prevent you from being able to register for courses as well as late fees.

It is your responsibility to check your e-Bill for accuracy and ensure that your bill is paid in full by the deadline indicated on your e-Bill.

3 – Submit ID Photo by July 1
  • Photo Submission:
    – All JPEG photos must be submitted to inclusion in Fletcher Faces. This photo will also be used for your Tufts Student ID Card.
    (Please DO NOT attempt to submit your JPEG photo through the New Student Information online form.)
    – The photo should be labeled with your name in the following manner: LastName.FirstName.jpg.

    • Photo Requirements:
      – The image must be in color and feature a clear, full-face view of only you.
      – You must be wearing normal street attire.
      – You may not wear a hat or dark glasses.
      – The background must be plain white or off-white.
      – The photo must be sufficiently recent (within the last 6 months)
      – Image files must be in JPEG format and must be no larger than 6MB.
      – It’s okay to smile – after all, you’ve just joined the Tufts community.
  • If you have any issues uploading your photo, please contact Tufts Environmental and Public Safety for assistance.
4 – Submit Your Final Official Transcript with Degree Certification by July1
  • Official transcripts from all institutions from which you earned a degree, or from which you took courses that contributed to a degree (if not reflected on degree-granting institution’s transcript), should be sent to our office for credential verification purposes. Please arrange for your official transcripts (and certified English translations, if necessary) from previously attended colleges/universities to be sent from the academic institutions’ Registrar’s Offices and mailed (or emailed) directly to us as soon as possible before your matriculation. Electronic transcripts sent from your institution’s registrar’s office can be directed to Hard copies of transcripts should be sent to the following address:

The Fletcher School
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

  • **Please note that even if you scanned an official transcript into your original application, we will still need to receive an official paper hardcopy.**
  • We also recommend that you bring with you to Fletcher several copies of your transcripts. During the year, it may be necessary for you to provide Official Transcripts for various reasons on short notice. The Fletcher Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Office of the Registrar do not provide students with transcripts from prior academic institutions.
5 – Submit Your Student Health History Form and Immunization Form to Tufts Student Health Services

Pre-Entrance Requirements – Complete by July 1, 2024

Submit mandatory medical forms through the patient portal.

  • Pre-Entrance Medical History Form
  • TB Risk Assessment
  • Immunization Records
  • Health Insurance Information for those not enrolling in the insurance plan through the University.  Please note that in addition to this information, a waiver will need to be completed (see below).

Your partnership in fully completing these requirements ensures that you are in compliance with both Tufts University’s requirements as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Additionally, completing this requirement with the Health Service Office prevents a Health Hold from being placed on your account which will prevent course registration for the semester.

Health Insurance

By both the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Tufts University policy, students are required to have health insurance.  The university offers a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and the fee for this plan is automatically assessed for any student whose anticipated enrollment is for three or more courses.  Plan information can be found here.  Approved part-time students are usually not automatically assessed for health insurance but can purchase insurance through the university.  Questions about insurance or purchasing insurance can be sent to:

Students who are either already covered by a medical insurance plan or will be purchasing a comparable U.S. based plan prior to the start of their academic program can waive the insurance offered by the University. Further details about waiver requirements can be found here.

Waivers must be submitted by July 1, 2024.

    • U.S. students can waive their insurance directly on SIS under the bills and balances tab.
    • International Students are required to complete the waiver form (right hand of page – blue button called SHIP Waiver).

Please note that the waiver site for the student health insurance plan will not be open until June 1st. 

All students who are on a J-1 Visa that is sponsored by either Tufts University or The Fletcher School MUST purchase the student health insurance plan offered by Tufts University for themselves and dependents.

If you do not waive insurance, you'll automatically be enrolled in, and billed for the student health insurance plan. 

Dental Insurance - Optional

Tufts University provides the Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier Plan a voluntary dental insurance for all Tufts University Students. Information and sign up for this dental insurance plan can be found at:

Please note that this is not required and offered to students who so choose to purchase dental insurance. Please also note that enrollment in this plan is per calendar year (January-December), and that it is not possible to enroll in this plan mid-year.

Health Service Fee

This is a mandatory fee that is assessed to all students enrolled courses and helps cover the cost of running a comprehensive outpatient health services and counseling center.

Please DO NOT submit medical-related information to either the Fletcher Admissions or Registrar’s Office. If you need to mail any medical-related information, please be sure to mail the material directly to the Tufts Health Services Office at the following mailing address:

Tufts University Health Services Office
124 Professors Row
Medford, Massachusetts 02155 USA

COVID-19 Information

6 – Arrange for housing while at Fletcher

The Fletcher School offers limited on-campus housing options for incoming students. On-campus housing is managed through Tufts University's Office of Residential Life and Learning. Please stay tuned for more details on on-campus housing for Fall 2024!

For off-campus housing, check out our website for more information on housing resources.

GMAP students, please refer to the GMAP Admitted Students section for specific instructions.

7 - Prepare for Orientation 2024

Upon paying your enrollment deposit, you will be instructed to visit the Orientation section of this website. This section will have important information about the mandatory Orientation later in the spring.

If you have dietary restrictions, please email outlining your allergies or restrictions. (Please note, we will already have ample vegetarian options, so there is no need to email unless you have restrictions other than vegetarian.)

If you have accessibility needs, please email by August 15.

8 - If pursuing a joint or dual degree, submit the Joint Degree form

 If you are planning on pursuing a joint degree, please complete the joint degree form found here.