Matriculated Students

On-line registration is conducted through SIS, the university's Student Information System. Please see the PHPD Academic Calendar for the registration dates for each term. If a student’s degree or concentration requires him/her to take a course at another school within Tufts, he/she should complete a cross-registration form (details regarding this process are below). Students may turn in the cross-registration form as of the first day of on-line registration. After the on-line registration window has closed, students must use a paper add/drop form. Pre-payment or financial clearance may be required from the Bursar’s Office.

No registration is allowed if there is an outstanding balance from a prior term.

Course lists and schedules can be found through SIS for the Spring 2014 semester and beyond, as well as on the PHPD Website.

Please refer to the PHPD Student Handbook for more information on registration policies and procedures.

Non-Matriculated Students
If you are interested in taking courses as a non-matriculated student, please contact the PHPD Registrar's Office. You may also visit our Non-Degree Student site for detailed information on the application and registration process.


In addition to courses offered at the Public Health and Professional Degree Programs, students may take graduate-level courses offered at Tufts University and the Boston “Consortium” (including Boston University, Brandeis University, or Boston College) on a space available basis. The calendar and start dates of courses at other universities and at other schools within Tufts University are frequently different, and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain this information and adhere to these schedules.

Cross registration forms are available at the Office of Student Services or on-line. Please review details about each cross registration option in the PHPD Student Handbook. Instructor’s and Advisor’s signatures may be obtained via email. The Registrar’s and Bursar’s (if applicable) signatures must be obtained in person.

Cross registration forms for non-required courses will be accepted on the first day of the semester. Forms will be processed as long as an open seat is available at that time.

Penalties for Late Registration

It is to the student’s advantage to register on-line. If a returning student has registered for 0 credits within 5 calendar days of the first day of a semester, he/she will be charged a penalty fee of $200. This fee does not apply to first-semester matriculated students or non-degree students.