Application Process

Applicants to GMAP March or July must submit the following:

  •      Official Application Form
  •      Essay Responses
  •      Résumé or CV
  •      Two Recommendations
  •      Official Undergraduate Academic Transcripts
  •      Letter of Understanding
  •      $70 Application Fee (Check or money order payable in USD to “The Trustees of Tufts College”)
  •      Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable)

For GMAP March, reviews are held between September and January; the final application date for GMAP March is January 15th.

For GMAP July, decisions are made between January and May; the final application date for admission to the GMAP July class is May 1st.

There is also the option to join us as a midyear student, beginning at the second residency for either the March or July class. The midyear start dates are in August (with the March class), and in January (with the July class).

The next intake with GMAP with the July Class of 2014-15, beginning with a first residency at The Fletcher School in Boston from July 28 - August 8, 2014. 

Interviews and Visits

The GMAP admissions team may arrange a telephone interview with an applicant once an application is received. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the school and meet with members of the GMAP staff, or join us at an information session on the road.

Admitted students who are unable to join a class can either request deferral or reapply.

GMAP Deferral and Reapplication Policy


Admitted students wishing to defer admission to The Fletcher School must submit a written request to the Assistant Director of Admissions. Deferrals are granted on a case-by-case basis, normally for no more than one academic year. If a deferral is granted, a $2,500 deferral deposit is required. This deposit is applied to the following year's first term tuition payment.


Successful applicants who have not been able to accept a previous offer of admission, or applicants who were not offered admission, may reapply within a period of three years by submitting the items listed below.

  • Application form
  • Reapplication fee ($70)
  • One additional letter of recommendation
  • Updated resume
  • New responses to essay questions
  • Financial Aid Application

Every year, some individuals previously denied admissions are successful in the reapplication process. If your previous application was submitted more than three years ago, you must submit a new full application.

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GMAP On The Road

  • São Paulo
    April 23, 2014

  • Washington, D.C.
    May 1, 2014

  • London
    May 5, 2014

  • Brussels
    May 27, 2014

  • Geneva
    May 29, 2014
  • Seattle
    June 8 - 10, 2014 

  • Hawaii
    June 11 - 14, 2014