Admission Office

Tufts Luck

Right off the bat, we’ll have to define the Tufts Syndrome. A Web search reveals this definition (from no less an authoritative source as the Urban Dictionary), which notes the Tufts Syndrome as being displayed by a “School that rejects top applicants because it realizes top applicants are unlikely to enroll.” Wikipedia further explains the ...


Is There a Sibling Hook?

Does having a sibling who attends a college increase your chances of getting in? Do admissions officers go back and look at the sibling’s application or look at his or her current GPA? Having a sibling who attends your target college (or who is an alumnus) will usually work in your favor. Most college administrators ...