Eligible applicants will have demonstrated academic excellence in their college work and must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for Early Assurance:
Cumulative Science GPA >=3.5
Cumulative Total GPA >=3.5
Most competitive applicants will meet the following criteria:
All courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics (including labs) >=B+
All other courses >=B
Eligible applicants will have completed at least two semesters of biology, two semesters of general chemistry, and one semester of organic chemistry by the end of their sophomore year. Three of these courses must be completed with a final grade by the end of the fall semester of sophomore year in order to be eligible to apply and all five courses must be completed with a final grade no later than the summer semester following sophomore year in order to be eligible for an offer of admission to the program. AP credit does not count toward these course requirements (so upper level coursework is expected when this applies). All coursework must be completed at Tufts University.
Applicants must submit an official score report of their college entrance exam(s). Most accepted applicants to the Early Assurance program have a combined SAT Critical Reading and Math score above 1300 or an ACT Composite score above 30.
Please note that meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be selected to interview for the Early Assurance Program. Other factors, including letters of recommendation, essay, and experiences will also be considered.
All applicants to the Early Assurance Program in any given year are considered applicants to the entering class matriculating two years later. Eligible students must be scheduled to complete their current academic programs in the two academic years following application to the Early Assurance Program and must be ready to enroll at TUSM two years after applying.
Traditional MD Program: Sophomores at Tufts University are eligible to apply to the Early Assurance Program.
Maine Track Program: Sophomores at Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College and all University of Maine campuses are eligible to apply to this program. Students from Maine colleges are only eligible for the Maine Track Program.