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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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Many students at Princeton will say that you have to go through one full academic year on campus before you really understand how the University works. There is some truth to this adage, but arming yourself with some advanced, specialized knowledge about the rhythm of the Princeton semester and academic year can be enormously helpful. All students should be aware that the academic calendar will be changing starting in 2020-21, but the moving of fall term final exams from January to December will not affect the description of “how the semester works” provided below.

Following your initial course selection, the first two weeks of the term are known as the free drop/add, or “shopping period,” during which students...

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