Recently Admitted DPT-Seattle Students

Welcome to Tufts!

We are excited to have you join us! One of the greatest joys in our lives is growing students into professional physical therapists and of course, this journey is not possible without you. Let’s help you get started on the journey. Admitted students can find information below that will help to prepare them for their first semester. In addition, our team is always here to help address any questions or concerns. We are glad to have you with us! 

For New DPT Students: Students will receive notifications to log into their application portal in order to complete needed materials to prepare for orientation in August. Students will receive instructions to access their Tufts UTLN and email after they pay their deposits. Closer to orientation, students will be enrolled in a Canvas course called, Tufts DPT Seattle Student Port. The Canvas course is where students will find information required to onboard you prior to orientation, general program information and Tufts Resources. 

Enrollment Steps

Register for Orientation

Orientation for the Tufts DPT Class of 2026 will be held virtually on August 27-29, 2024. Registration for this event will occur in the online application portal

Obtaining Your Tufts Credentials

After you have paid your deposit, which will be requested sometime in May, we will email you with instructions for activating your Tufts credentials, including your new email address and your Universal Tufts Login Name (UTLN). Log in to your online application portal and follow the instructions to “Get Your Tufts Email Address.” 

Obtaining Your Tufts ID Card

All new students should use the Public Safety Picasso website to upload an ID photo upon matriculation. Please submit your photo by August 27, 2024, and we will have your ID ready and available for you when you check in for your first onsite lab. 

If you ever suspect your ID has been lost or stolen, please deactivate your card immediately. You can deactivate a lost or stolen ID through Jumbo Cash. Once deactivated, your ID card can no longer be used to purchase items with JumboCash or to gain access to our lab space.

To replace a missing or stolen ID, contact Tufts ID at or 617-627-3692 and they will provide further instructions. Please note that there is a $30 fee for replacement ID cards. Your replacement ID will operate normally, with JumboCash and lab access intact.

Upon check in for your first onsite lab, you will also be provided a building access badge, separate from your Tufts ID. If you ever suspect that this badge has been lost or stolen, please contact the program immediately so that it can be deactivated and a new badge can be issued. Please note that there is a $25 fee for replacement building access badges.

Paying Your Tuition Bill

Tufts University issues all bills for tuition through our online system, eBill. You will be contacted via email by the Health Sciences Bursar’s Office once your eBill account has been activated and your bill has been posted. Tuition bills are likely to be posted by mid-August.

In order to access and reconcile your bill, you will need to have activated your Tufts credentials and have access to your Tufts email and UTLN. Instructions for activating your Tufts credentials can be found in your application portal.

Health and Wellness

Accessibility Support Services

If you have documented learning or physical disabilities and will need accommodations for your classes, you will need to submit the Request for Disability Support Services form to the Associate Dean of Student Services, Graduate Programs.

View More Information About Accessibility

Tufts University is committed to taking steps to ensuring and improving physical and technological access on campus. If you would like to report a physical or technological barrier that restricts any your access to campus facilities at any Tufts campus, please the form below provided by the Student Accessibility Services Office. 

Report a Physical or Online Barrier

Submit Your Immunization Forms

All students are required by Tufts University and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to supply immunization and testing documentation prior to matriculation. Once students are admitted, the Student Advisory and Health Administration (SAHA) office will send an email with information regarding the requirements and the immunization deadline.

Student Health Insurance

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all matriculated students of higher education to participate in a health insurance plan. Students may enroll in the student insurance plan offered by Tufts University or maintain private coverage as long as it meets or exceeds the minimum state requirements set forth by the Commonwealth.

More information about enrolling in the University health insurance plan, or waiving this coverage, is available on the Student Advisory and Health Administration (SAHA) website. All students are charged for the University’s health insurance plan. Once a waiver is submitted and approved the charge will be credited on their account.