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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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One of the most amazing things about college is that you’ll have the opportunity to join a community of scholars where you will get to contribute your voice to the conversation. That privilege, though, comes with a responsibility to uphold our policies around academic integrity. This feels like a tall order. How can you contribute in a place where some of the brightest minds are up at the front of the classroom?

The important thing to remember is that you are a unique individual who brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to everything you do, so by definition, your own work is your contribution. You don’t have to solve the world’s biggest problems on your own; you just need to offer your own thoughts about ideas you...

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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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Students studying at McGraw Center

“McGraw,” as we’re commonly called, is a physical space in Frist Campus Center to study – both independently and in groups – and also an office that provides tutoring, workshops, review sessions, and one-on-one consultations to assist you as you develop as a learner and scholar at Princeton.

As you make the transition from high school to college, you’ll probably be challenged, at some point, with new sets of expectations for learning. We count on the fact that Princeton first-year students are well equipped when it comes to learning, but the strategies that got you here may not be as effective as they were in high school. For instance, you’ll be expected to solve problems in math and science at...

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Be the Tortoise!

What does this mysterious motto of the Princeton Writing Program mean?

Before you arrived at Princeton, you might have thought that writing was best accomplished in a single, intense bout of typing. But to continue growing as a writer and a thinker, you’ll need to develop your process, making more time for reflection and revision. Your writing seminar gives you the opportunity to slow down and learn to write like the tortoise: carefully, thoughtfully, and patiently.

Every Princeton freshman takes a writing seminar, an important milestone on a college career marked by writing assignments of increasing length and complexity, culminating in your senior thesis. The skills you gain in writing seminar—how...

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