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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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On behalf of the Peer Academic Advisers (PAAs) at Princeton, congratulations on your acceptance to Princeton! PAAs are juniors and seniors in your residential college and collectively cover a wide range of academic experiences, concentrations, and certificates. Although you will have one PAA working closely with your RCA and zee group, you have access to any of the PAAs at Princeton. We are one of your many resources for all things academic at Princeton, and we can’t wait to help you make the most of your time as a Princeton...

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Thinking about your first courses at Princeton? Don’t worry, you have time before you decide what classes to take! First-year students enroll in courses on September 10 (Tu) and classes begin on September 11 (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 sense of the incredible range of courses and fields of academic...

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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 as you plan your academic path here at Princeton.

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; (in some A.B. concentrations) to fulfill pre-requisites in your department
  • to qualify you for a semester or a full year of Advanced Standing, so that you could...
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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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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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Professor Joao Biehl

By now you’ve heard Princeton’s informal motto, “in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” Princeton takes both parts of that motto very seriously and makes meaningful international experiences available for all interested students. Oftentimes, these experiences entail communicating in a language other than English, and Princeton prepares you for this by offering excellent instruction in a range of languages. Many of these language you may reocognize from your high school curriculum, but some may be new to you. Studying a language can help you understand just what your grandparents have been saying when they thought you couldn’t decipher their words. Foreign...

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