Tufts Admissions extends early decision deadline

"Tufts’ Office of Undergraduate Admissions will extend its Early Decision I (ED I) deadline from Nov. 1 to Nov. 17 in efforts to recognize the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent natural disasters along the Gulf Coast and the West.

JT Duck, dean of admissions and enrollment management at Tufts, cited disruptions in secondary education caused by COVID-19 as a principal reason for the extension.

‘Through closely following school district re-opening plans this fall, and in conversations with college advisors and prospective students, we learned of many schools that delayed the first day of fall classes by one or more weeks in order to accommodate COVID planning,’ Duck wrote in an email to the Daily. ‘We heard countless stories from college advisors who had less access to their students than in a typical year to discuss the college admissions and financial aid processes.’

Duck also explained that students have faced difficulties registering and sitting for the SAT and ACT exams and that a deadline extension would accommodate this dilemma." …