Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the Graduate School's office hours?
- What is the street address for sending mail via FedEx, DHL, UPS and other mail carriers?
- What is the phone number for the Graduate Admission Office?
- When and how is the best time to request an application, catalog or departmental information?
- Is there a different application for international students?
- What are the application deadlines and fees?
- What graduate programs does Princeton offer?
- May I apply to more than one department?
- What is the cost of tuition and what is included?
- Does the Graduate School admit for spring and/or summer?
- Does Princeton have a credit system?
- May I transfer credits from another college or university to Princeton's Graduate program?
- May I defer my admission?
- May I request that my application materials be returned to me?
- What is the code for GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL?
- How can I contact GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL?
- How do I get to Princeton?
- How do I arrange a campus visit?
- Is the Princeton Theological Seminary or the Institute for Advanced Study a part of Princeton University?
What are the Graduate School’s office hours?
Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from September to May and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June to August. The University is closed for Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Memorial Day.
What is the street address for sending mail via FedEx, DHL, UPS and other mail carriers?
Graduate Admission Office
One Clio Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
What is the phone number for the Graduate Admission Office?
When and how is the best time to request an application, catalog or departmental information?
Hard copy materials are no longer available; please refer to this website for all admission information.
The electronic application is available September through December for admission the following fall. You can access the electronic application from our website. You may view the catalog on the web. If you are interested in material about an academic department, you may view it on the web directly from the department's website.
Is there a different application for international students?
There is only one application, which can be used by U.S. citizens, permanent residents or international applicants for any academic department.
What are the application deadlines and fees?
Please refer to Deadlines and Fees.
What graduate programs does Princeton offer?
Princeton offers Ph.D. programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, architecture and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs/urban planning. In addition, Princeton offers a terminal Masters degree in the following fields: engineering, architecture, Near Eastern studies, and public and international affairs/urban planning.
Please refer to the Department & Programs website.
May I apply to more than one department?
No, only one application may be submitted each year.
What is the cost of tuition and what is included?
The cost of tuition and the required health plan fee for 2013 - 2014 is $42,070.
All PhD applicants are automatically considered for any funding that is available upon admission. Master's applicants are required to submit the Statement of Financial Resources (which is part of the electronic application) and any funding that is offered is based on need and the information provided on that form.
Please refer to the Financial Support for Graduate Study website for more information.
Does the Graduate School admit for spring and/or summer?
No, new students are admitted once a year beginning in the fall.
Does Princeton have a credit system?
Princeton does not allow enrollment on a per credit basis. All students must be enrolled full time, with the exception of the Master of Engineering program. All classes are held between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no Saturday, summer, or evening classes.
May I transfer credits from another college or university to Princeton’s Graduate program?
Princeton does not operate on a credit system. Therefore, no provision exists for transferring credit received for work at other institutions. Students who have completed work elsewhere should be able to present themselves for the general examination in a correspondingly shorter time and should discuss this with the Director of Graduate Studies in their program.
May I defer my admission?
Please refer to the Deferred Admission website.
May I request that my application materials be returned to me?
The application and all materials submitted to the Graduate Admission Office becomes the property of Princeton University and will not be returned under any circumstances.
Architecture portfolios and music samples however, will be returned to unsuccessful candidates who include a self addressed stamped envelope with the portfolio/music sample. Others will be discarded after May 15.
What is the code for GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL?
When registering for the test, you must request that your scores be sent to Princeton University, institution code 2672 (GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL) or WC1-L5-59 (GMAT). Department codes are not used at Princeton, if you are required to select a code choose one closest to your interest.
How can I contact GMAT, GRE, IELTS and TOEFL?
How do I get to Princeton?
You can get information from the Visiting Princeton web page or call the direction hotline at (609) 258-2222.
How do I arrange a campus visit?
The University offers tours through Orange Key Tours (609) 258-1766. The Graduate Admission Office does not have appointments or advisors, our office only answers general admission questions. If you have specific program questions we suggest contacting the department in which you are applying to set up an appointment, sit in on a class or to pick up information.
Is the Princeton Theological Seminary or the Institute for Advanced Study a part of Princeton University?
The Princeton Theological Seminary and the Institute for Advanced Study are independent institutions not affiliated with Princeton University. You can reach the Theological Seminary at (609) 921-8300, mailing address: PO Box CN821, Princeton, NJ 08543-0803. You can reach the Institute for Advanced Study at (609) 734-8000, mailing address: Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.