Special students are graduate degree candidates at another institution whose advisors are newly hired faculty members at Princeton and who accompany the faculty member in order to finish their graduate work under that faculty member’s supervision. Special students in all cases will receive their degrees from their home institution, not Princeton. The duration of this status is normally 12 months, renewable for up to three academic years. Special students are charged a reduced tuition rate. Currently the rate is $4,940 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Special students receive most regular enrolled student benefits (e.g., graduate student I.D. card, gym and library privileges, e-mail and computer accounts, etc.) but they may not enroll in courses and do not receive a Princeton University transcript.