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Fall 2018 Graduate Admissions Information


Applications for graduate study in any department are processed through the University's Graduate Admissions Office, which provides an on-line application (available in September 2017 for Fall 2018 admissions).  There is only one set of deadlines annually, and students must matriculate in September; midyear matriculation is not possible at Princeton. The deadline for Fall 2018 matriculation, and associated application fee is: 
December 1, 2017 for applications - $90 fee.

Admission is highly competitive. Applicants should possess, prior to matriculation, a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in chemical engineering or an allied field such as Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or another engineering discipline. The relative merits of all candidates are compared, with weight given to undergraduate records, letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing) results, prior research or work experience, and the applicant's statement of purpose. Applicants whose undergraduate institution is located outside the United States (or the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Anglophone Canada) must also submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information on these examinations is available from Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Applications are reviewed by the department's faculty by early February. Applications are then forwarded with departmental recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School for review. Final admission decisions will be communicated to all applicants by the middle of February. Admitted students will be invited to visit the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, at our expense, during one of two weekends in the spring. These visits provide prospective students with an overview of the research currently underway in the department, presented by both current graduate students and faculty; tours of chemical engineering laboratories, the Princeton campus, and several graduate student housing options; social activities with current graduate students; and opportunities to meet individually with faculty whose work is of particular interest.