Students may choose to be moved to in absentia status if they need to use educational resources not available in Princeton. In absentia status is granted for one academic term or one academic year at a time, up to two years, normally to students who have successfully completed the general examination. Students are encouraged to seek financial aid outside the University for the time spent in absentia. Students enrolled in absentia are required to pay a marginal tuition plus a fee charged for the mandatory student health plan (see the form at the right). Students in absentia are considered fully enrolled graduate students, they are required to complete Academic Year Sign In, participate in the yearly reenrollment process, and all appropriate University benefits, with the exception of housing, are continued.
We expect all students who are going in absentia, whether elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad, to register their basic travel plans on the University's travel website. This site provides valuable information and links to sites that will be useful to you. For more information please review our information on travel registration.