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Please note that some publications and departmental websites have not yet been updated for the current incoming class. Publications will continue to be updated throughout the summer.

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If there’s one course everyone should take in their first year at Princeton, it’s a Freshman Seminar! Here are the Top Ten Reasons to take one:

  1. Explore a topic in depth, testing the intellectual waters or trying something new in a supportive environment… Motorcycle Design, anyone? or Ethics in Finance? or Drug Discovery: From Snake Venoms to Medicines?
  2. Enjoy the small class size, limited to 15 students.
  3. Benefit from regular close contact with a professor who enjoys working with...
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If this question isn’t on your mind just yet, it certainly will be in a few more months! Nothing says “new school year” quite like new books!

Fortunately, finding the course materials you’ll need is pretty straightforward – in most cases, faculty will include information about the books or other required materials for their courses a couple of weeks before the term starts on the Registrar’s Course Offerings site. You can learn about the books for each course as you browse course offerings; once you’ve actually enrolled in a course you will find any book and course packet information in ...

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At Princeton, you’ll be faced with a dizzying array of choices, about everything from when to wake up, what to eat, which classes to take, what to major in. During your first year (or two, if you’re an A.B. student), your primary source of guidance for academic choices you’ll be making is your faculty adviser. If you’re an A.B. student, your Director of Studies will select a faculty adviser associated with your college; if you’re a B.S.E. student, your faculty adviser will be assigned by Dean Bogucki. Faculty advisers are a great resource if you know how to make the most of your relationship with them!

    Your faculty adviser will:

    • Help you think...
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    Want to know more about Princeton programs and departments? Unsure exactly of the first year requirements for your prospective major? Interested in finding out more about a certificate program? Come to the Academic Expo to have those questions answered!

    The Expo
    The Academic Expo is a once-a-year, can’t-miss event sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the College. The event will be held on Monday, September 9 in Frick Chemistry Laboratory and will have tables representing all departments and certificate programs. Each table will have representatives from these departments and programs who can answer your questions about...

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    You have just completed the long, stressful process of applying to college (and have done so very successfully – congratulations)! The last thing that we want you to do before you have even begun your first year is to start worrying about your application to medical school, but we know you may be excited, eager, maybe a bit anxious about the long road to medicine. Health Professions Advising (HPA) is here to answer questions and to dispel myths, to celebrate victories and to troubleshoot with you when you encounter roadblocks, and to generally be sure that you’re moving in productive directions (there is no single “right” or “wrong” direction – every prehealth student finds their own path through Princeton).

    Here are some quick...

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    On a very humid Sunday in the middle of a busy July, I moved into Princeton with a bubbly heart, a desire to learn, and excitement knowing that I was going to live in a new place. Okay, Princeton was new to me. I’ve always lived in New Jersey (in Newark), but at times, Princeton feels like a completely different country. The gothic architecture and Prospect Garden contrasted sharply with the concrete sidewalks and three-family houses I was used to seeing every day.

    During my six weeks at the Freshman Scholars Institute, I didn’t feel this difference in culture. Many of the students who attended were, like me, from low income and first generation...

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    Welcome to Princeton and to the exciting intellectual possibilities that await you. With 36 concentrations (or majors), courses offered in nearly 100 subjects, and numerous ways to compliment your studies through interdepartmental certificates, international study, and special academic programs, navigating Princeton’s academic offerings can seem a little daunting at first. You may be asking...

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