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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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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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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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AB and BSE students come together in a freshman seminar on motorcycle design

The first thing that you will notice about the two undergraduate degrees offered by Princeton is that one, the A.B., is titled in Latin, standing for Artium Baccalaureus, or Bachelor of Arts. When founded in 1746, Princeton adopted the degrees used in British universities. The term “bachelor” comes from medieval Latin meaning a rustic person who was pretty low in the feudal hierarchy. Since applicants were required to demonstrate proficiency in Latin until 1930, it seemed reasonable to keep the name of their degree in its medieval form. Nonetheless, Latin had ceased to be used in everyday conversation at Princeton, so the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree was titled in English when it was introduced in 1921.

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If you took some Advanced Placement (AP) tests in high school, pursued an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, or sat for British A-level exams, you may be wondering how we take AP into account at Princeton, and how your AP credits can and cannot make a difference for you.

AP can be used:

  • to fulfill the foreign language requirement;
  • to place you into a higher-level course;
  • (if you are in the B.S.E. program) to fulfill general requirements in chemistry, math, and physics; (if you become an ECO major) to fulfill your department’s statistics requirement.
  • to qualify you for a semester or a full year of Advanced Standing, so that you could graduate with seven or six...
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Everybody needs advice sometime during college. In our “advising community” model, you will find several kinds of advisers—faculty, peer, and professional staff— ready to help out with everything from planning your courses to managing the inevitable periods of stress.

Your residential college dean and director of studies oversee your academic progress during all four years here. Don’t be shy about getting to know us: talk with us about your intellectual passions, ask us questions about coursework, and let us help you find appropriate...

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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 my Top Ten Reasons to take one:

  1. Explore a topic in depth, and test the intellectual waters (or try 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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On behalf of the Peer Academic Advisers (PAAs), congratulations on your acceptance to Princeton, Class of 2020! Over the next few months, you will have many exciting decisions to make – one of these is selecting courses for your first semester. With the wide variety of options available, planning your schedule may seem challenging, but the process is actually a lot of fun, and your PAAs are here to help!

Peer Academic Advisers (PAAs) are A.B. or B.S.E. juniors and seniors with a variety of academic experiences and concentrations, affiliated with a residential college and assigned to a Residential College Adviser group. You’ll see us throughout the year...

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