Nondegree Qualifying & Visiting Students
A qualifying student is admitted for one year as a probationary graduate student. The grounds for admission are either an undergraduate program of study that does not qualify the candidate for full admission in the field applied to, or formal education that has been interrupted for a significant period of time. Applicants in this category must qualify for graduate admission to Princeton. A qualifying student may take undergraduate courses or a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in preparation for application in the chosen field. Admission as a degree candidate following this preparatory period is not automatic.
Qualifying students are charged full tuition and the required student health plan fee and normally are not eligible for University financial support, including assistantships in instruction. Qualifying student status is tenable for one year only.
Note: Not all departments take qualifying students. Please check with the department before selecting this option.
A visiting student is a person who comes to Princeton for up to one year as a non-degree candidate. A visiting student typically has some particular need that can be met at Princeton: consultation with a faculty member, enrollment in a specific course or courses, use of library or laboratory facilities. Visiting student status is tenable for one year only. Visiting students are charged full tuition and the required student health plan fee, may take courses for credit and receive an official transcript, and normally are not eligible for University financial aid, including assistantships in instruction.