All applicants must submit the Common Application and Princeton's writing supplement to the Common Application, or the Universal College Application and the Princeton Supplement to the Universal College Application.
We suggest you refer to our publication Ready.Set.Go. (.pdf) for more detailed information about Princeton's application process. Please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office if you have any questions.
Undergraduate Admission Office
P.O. Box 430
Princeton, NJ 08542-0430
Phone: (609) 258-3060
Fax: (609) 258-6743
Apply for Admission
If applying through the Common Application, submit the Common Application and Princeton's writing supplement to the Common Application online. Although applying online is preferred, you also may apply by paper. A PDF of the application is available, as well as a PDF of Princeton's writing supplement to the Common Application.
If applying through the Universal College Application, submit the application and Princeton Supplement to the Universal College Application online (preferable). A paper version of the Universal College Application also is available as a PDF, as is the Princeton Supplement to the Universal College Application.
- Princeton's online Optional Arts Form. You must submit the Common Application before you submit the Optional Arts Form. For a list of acceptable file formats and submission types, please download this PDF. If you unable to file online, you may submit a paper Optional Arts Form.
Apply for Financial Aid
Download Instructions for Applying for Financial Aid (.pdf)
Apply for financial aid online
If you have questions, please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office or Undergraduate Financial Aid Office.
The University's admission process involves a holistic review of each applicant's entire file. No particular factor is assigned a fixed weight; rather, the process involves a highly individualized assessment of the applicant's talents, achievements and his or her potential to contribute to learning at Princeton.