The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (FSNSP) offers special student status that allows qualified individuals to take up to four courses without first being admitted to a degree program. Admission to any course is at the discretion of the instructor, the registrar, and the Student Advisory Health Administration Office (SAHA), and is subject to the availability of space. These course credits and tuition paid to the FSNSP may be used for degree credit and tuition credit if the student is later accepted to a Friedman degree program.

Special Student Status requires submission of a one-page application and immunizations (required by Tufts University):

Student who are registering for online courses are not required to submit immunization or Meningitis paperwork.


To apply as a "Non Degree/Special Student":

  1. Choose courses from the Degree Course Listings
  2. Contact the Registrar, Michelle Frankfort to make sure space is available
  3. Contact the Professor for approval and copy Michelle Frankfort
  4. Fill out the required forms listed above
  5. Submit the Non-Degree/Special Student application along with your official undergraduate/graduate transcripts (if you're a Friedman Alum you do not need to submit transcripts) to: 
    Office of Admissions, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 150 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02111 Phone: (617) 636-3777 Fax: (617) 636-3600  
  6. Submit the Immunization and Meningitis Information State Waiver forms to:
    Lucia Fenney, Immunization Administrator Student Advisory & Health Administration Office  200 Harrison Avenue,
    Posner Hall 4th Floor
    Boston, MA 02111
    Phone: (617) 636-2712
    Fax: (617) 636-2708    

Once all required information is received and you are approved for enrollment as a special student, you will be registered for the class and an E-bill from the Bursar’s Office will be emailed to you. Please pay by the due date indicated on your bill. All charges must be paid prior to the first day of classes to avoid holds or late fees. A late fee may be assessed if a bill has not been paid by that time.

Tuition Remission for Tufts University Employees

If you are a Tufts University employee who wishes to take a class at the Friedman School, please be aware that there may be additional fees. Before registering, please read the Friedman School's Policy and Procedures (see page 19) about taking a course at Friedman and the costs involved.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (617) 636-3777.