Tufts SIS: Helpful Guide to Tufts University Portal 2021

Tufts sis login guide

Tufts sis is the Student Information System (SIS) of record for students’ academic, biographical, and financial information at Tufts University.

Tufts portal gives administrative support for offices and functions that rely on student information.

It provides students with course registration, course catalogs and schedules, financial aid information, grades and transcripts, and more. Find out more on Tufts Canvas.

How to log into tufts sis

To access Tufts University student information system,

  1. Navigate to go.tufts.edu/sis.
  2. Click on the “Tufts Login” button. Invited Viewers should use the next tab.
  3. on the Shibboleth login page, enter your tufts username.
  4. Then, enter your tufts password.
  5. Click on “Login” to access your account dashboard.
tufts sis login
tufts sis login

How to register for classes in tufts sis

You can register for classes and make class modifications until the academic deadlines through the Student Information System (SIS). If you need to make any changes to registrations after the academic deadlines, you will need to speak with your instructor or your advising dean.

When registering for courses, you should take note of the course modality or instruction method to make sure the course will meet your preferred learning style.

How to enroll in classes

  1. From the top row of your Tufts SIS homepage click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Enrollment Cart”.
  3. Select one or more classes.
  4. Click “Enroll” and review the confirm classes page that will appear.
  5. Click “Finish Enrolling” and you will see a page that indicates either “Success: enrolled” or “Error: unable to add class”.
  6. Contact us to resolve any errors you are not able to resolve. 
  7. Click “Add Another Class” to repeat this process. The class appears at the base of the shopping cart window.

How to modify a course registration in tufts sis

You can change a lab or recitation component you have registered for by using the edit class component function. You can only use this function for classes that you are enrolled in, these steps cannot be completed to change a component for which you are waitlisted. Just follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Edit Class Component”.
  3. Select the class you wish to edit and proceed to step two.
  4. Step two will allow you to choose another lab or recitation component.
  5. Click “Next” and then “Finish Editing”.

How to drop a course in tufts sis

  1. Click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Drop”.
  3. Select the class(es) you wish to drop then click “Drop Selected Classes”.

How to look up your registration appointment in tufts sis

Program-specific registration days are determined each academic year and added to the academic calendar. Within each day, students in a given program or class year are assigned a specific registration time at random.

  1. From Tufts SIS homepage click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “My Enrollment Dates” to see your registration appointment date and start time.

How to put courses in your shopping cart

  1. From TUFTS SIS homepage click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Shopping Cart”.
  3. Move the classes you want into your shopping cart. There are ways to do this:

1. Using class number

  1. If you know the class number (a five digit number, such as 21145) for the class you’d like to add, enter it in the “Class Nbr” field and click enter.
  2. Double click the section and time and click “Next”.
  3. If the class is full, decide if you want to be placed on the waitlist. Then  click “Next”.
  4. The class will be added to your shopping cart.

2. Using class search

  1. Select “Class Search” and click “Search”.
  2. Enter your search criteria, such as course subject or course number.
  3. You may narrow your search using keywords or instructor, attributes (such as foundation or distribution requirements), class meeting time or days, or campus.
  4. Click “Search” and the search results page will appear with more filtering options.
  5. Click “Add” to add the class directly to your shopping cart. Note that some classes also require you to select a faculty member or the number of credits.

How to validate classes in the shopping cart

Once you have chosen classes, you will want to validate them. Validating reviews your selected classes for time conflicts, permissions, prerequisites, and departmental consent. You should validate your classes prior to your scheduled registration time to determine if there are any roadblocks to registering. Here’s how to validate:

  1. From the top row of your TUFTS SIS homepage click on the “Classes” tab.
  2. Select “Shopping Cart”.
  3. Select one or more classes.
  4. Click “Validate”.
  5. A status report will appear indicating whether the classes you have selected can be added.

Note: If you have any holds on your account, a course may validate successfully and the green checkmark will appear, but you still will not be able to enroll until your holds are removed.

Enrollment error?

Did you get an error when you tried to enroll in a course? The course may have a prerequisite that is not currently on your academic record, the course may require instructor permission, or the course is full but you want to see if the instructor might let you into the course.  

  1. Contact the instructor of the course to see if you can still enroll in the course despite the enrollment error; if your error is a time conflict, you must complete this form rather than follow the steps below.
  2. If the instructor allows you to enroll anyway, they must give you permission in Tufts SIS to enroll in the course.
  3. Once you have permission in SIS you can register for the course in Tufts SIS up to the add deadline.

If you are waitlisted for the course but have permission to enroll, you will need to drop the course and re-enroll in the course. Additionally, if you receive an enrollment error after being given permission you may need to take the course out of your shopping cart and add it back in to successfully register.

Tufts sis help

Check out these terms associated with tufts sis.

Tufts ID#: A seven-digit series assigned to you when you were enrolled at Tufts this summer. It serves as a student record number for many student service points, particularly for billing and payment via Tufts eBill.

Tufts Username*: Your Tufts Username is a unique sequence of letters and numbers used to identify you in Tufts computer systems, networks, and online services. This Username is the account name that is used to gain access to most Tufts systems, such as the Student Information System, Trunk, Tufts Exchange, or secure wireless connections.

Typically, Tufts Usernames are in the form of your first name initial followed by 5 letters from your last name and two digits. For example, Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Username could be “lbeeth09.”

Your Username is assigned during a profile setup process that you launch when you apply for summer enrollment status at Tufts University.

*Your Tufts Username is sometimes called a “Tufts User ID” or “UTLN” (Universal Tufts Login Name).

Tufts Password: A password is needed to access student technology and networked services at Tufts. You choose your own password, although there are security requirements. Your password is created when you self‐provision your Tufts logon profile.

Username and Password Recovery: Tufts Tool is a Tufts logon utility located at tuftstools.tufts.edu, which allows persons with active Tufts Usernames to recover service or passwords.

Tufts Email: Tufts will communicate with you primarily through email using your Tufts email address. You are required to set up and use a Tufts email account. Your Tufts email address is assigned to you when you self‐provision your Tufts logon profile.

Tufts Logon: Tufts student technology and networked services are accessed by a single logon, which includes your Tufts User ID. Valid users simply enter their ID and password on the lines provided.

Responsible Use at Tufts: Tufts University requires all users of its information systems, whether computers, devices, networks, applications, or other resources, to limit their use to university-related purposes, and to refrain from prohibited activities.

Tufts’ information policies include the Information Stewardship Policy, the Use of Information Systems Policy, the Data Classification and Handling Policy, and the Information Roles and Responsibilities Policy. These can be viewed on the Tufts Technology Services website.

Which Browser?: Popular browsers (MS Edge, Opera, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) should support your connectivity to the Tufts network and services. You may find that one browser works best with a particular service. For example, the Tufts Student Information System (go.tufts.edu/sis) tends to work best in either Chrome or Firefox. If you find your service “frozen” or nonresponsive, try opening the site in another browser before seeking assistance.

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