Should I Attend FSI?
If you are invited to FSI, it is because we very much hope that you will attend! FSI offers scholars the chance to familiarize themselves with Princeton’s campus, culture, and resources prior to the fall term. Scholars also have the chance to hone the critical reading, writing, and analytical skills that they will need throughout their academic and professional careers. While the transition from high school to Princeton can be a challenging one for all students, FSI provides scholars with the opportunity to take ownership over that transition. The program is designed to give scholars the resources that they need to shape their educational journey and to prepare themselves to become future campus leaders and peer mentors.
In addition to the early exposure to Princeton’s curriculum and advising, FSI also offers students the opportunity to become part of a meaningful social community, not just for the summer but for all four years at Princeton. Many students report that FSI not only helped them thrive at Princeton, but also helped them make valuable and lasting friendships. As an FSI alumni, you will be invited to special academic enrichment workshops and fun community activities throughout the year. We hold periodic reunion events that help alumni meet and connect with former Freshman Scholars from across all class years.