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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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You have just completed the long, stressful process of applying to college (and have done so quite successfully – congratulations)! The last thing that we want you to do before you have even begun your freshman 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 pre-health student finds their own path through Princeton).

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Even before Move-In Day, you will have someone in particular who is ready and excited to help you transition into life at Princeton: your residential college advisor, or RCA. You’ll first hear from your RCA over the summer, after you’re assigned to your residential college, which will be your first home at Princeton. They’ll introduce themselves and ask a little bit about you (favorite snacks, hobbies, interests, any questions or concerns you might have). A few weeks later, they’ll be one of the first faces to welcome you to campus and these next exciting four years!

Once on campus, you’ll meet with your RCA and the other students in your advisee group (or ‘zee group for short) to get to know each other! Right from the get go,...

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As you journey through your first year here at Princeton you will have questions and will need help. Not to fear! You can always turn to your Residential College support system to assist you through any concerns, answer your questions, or provide you with any other assistance you may need. You will staff and peer advisors that are connected with various offices on campus and that are also available to support you. In the college office you will find academic resources (the dean, director of studies, faculty advisers, and peer academic advisers), and a staff member dedicated to support your health and well being (director of student life). Your Director of Student Life (DSL) is responsible for supporting and enhancing the undergraduate...

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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 12 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 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...

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Worried about fall course selection? Don’t worry, you have time before you need to decide! Freshmen enroll in courses on September 13th (Tu) and classes begin on September 14th (Wed). We will provide you with plenty of information and advice to help you make informed decisions before then. Meanwhile, have fun browsing through Princeton’s online catalogue of Course Offerings to get a better sense of the incredible range of courses and fields of academic pursuit available to you during your four years of undergraduate study. Jot down the courses you’re most interested in and keep a running...

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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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SIFP Fellows jump for joy in the City of Brotherly Love (Philadelphia)

Welcome to Princeton University, Tigercubs!

We are thrilled that you are thinking of joining our community. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you more about amazing resources available just for FLI (first-generation and/or low-income students) at the University!

The Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) is a four-year scholars program dedicated to first-generation, low-income Princeton students. SIFP provides scholars with individualized mentorship and guidance from upperclass students, faculty and staff. SIFP Fellows also receive guided exposure to enrichment opportunities both on and off campus: think internships, fellowships, scholarships, and campus...

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