Single-Choice Early Action

Regular Decision

Princeton University’s single-choice early action program is a nonbinding process. If admitted, you have until May 1 to notify us about your decision to matriculate. If you apply single-choice early action on Nov. 1, you may not apply to an early program at any other private college or university within the United States.

As with students who are admitted through single-choice early action, students admitted through regular decision have until May 1 to notify us about their decision to matriculate.

Mid-August

Application Available:

Common Application and Princeton Supplement

 

Application Available:

Common Application and Princeton Supplement

Nov. 1

Application and Princeton Supplement Due

Graded Written Paper Due

School Report, School Counselor Letter and Transcript

Teacher Evaluation Form 1

Teacher Evaluation Form 2

TOEFL, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic Test Completed (if applicable)

Mid-December

Decision Notification

Jan. 1

Application and Princeton Supplement Due

Graded Written Paper Due

School Report, School Counselor Letter and Transcript

Teacher Evaluation Form 1

Teacher Evaluation Form 2

TOEFL, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic Test Completed (if applicable)

April 1

Decision Notification

May 1

Candidate's Reply Date

Candidate's Reply Date

Single-Choice Early Action

Princeton University’s single-choice early action program is a nonbinding process. If admitted, you have until May 1 to notify us about your decision to matriculate. If you apply single-choice early action on Nov. 1, you may not apply to an early program at any other private college or university within the United States.

Mid-August

Application Available:

Common Application and Princeton Supplement

 

Nov. 1

Application and Princeton Supplement Due

Graded Written Paper Due

School Report, School Counselor Letter and Transcript

Teacher Evaluation Form 1

Teacher Evaluation Form 2

TOEFL, IELTS Academic or PTE Academic Test Completed (if applicable)

Mid-December

Decision Notification

Jan. 1

Jan. 9

Feb. 1

April 1

May 1

Candidate's Reply Date

Regular Decision

As with students who are admitted through single-choice early action, students admitted through regular decision have until May 1 to notify us about their decision to matriculate.

Princeton University’s single-choice early action program is a nonbinding process. You may not apply to an early program at any other private college or university. However, please note the following:

  • You may apply early to any public institution or service academy, as long as the decision is nonbinding.
  • You may apply early to any international institution, as long as the decision is nonbinding.
  • You may apply early to any college or university with a nonbinding rolling admission process.

If you apply early action, there are three possible outcomes for your admission decision. We will either:

  • Offer admission.
  • Deny admission.
  • Or, defer a final decision on the application and review it again in the regular decision process.

If you apply regular decision, there are three possible outcomes for your admission decision. We will either:

  • Offer admission.
  • Deny admission.
  • Or, offer you a spot on the wait list.

If you are admitted and have completed the Princeton Financial Aid Application, you will be notified of any financial aid award at the time you are offered admission, enabling you to compare your admission and financial aid offers with those from other institutions to which you’ve been admitted.

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