Due to the recent announcement from President Eisgruber about remote learning for the fall 2020 semester, the deferral request period for members of the Class of 2024 has been extended to August 13. Please email the Office of Admission at email@example.com by noon EDT on August 13 to request a deferral. We’ll let you know as soon as possible whether you’ve been approved for a one-year deferral or two. If you receive a two-year deferral, you will be allowed to rescind your request and enroll for fall 2020 instead. Students seeking advice about postponing their studies should contact their residential college director of studies.
Princeton, like other universities across the world, is actively engaged in efforts to prepare for and mitigate the impacts from COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus). Our top priority is to support the health and well-being of our community as we continue to advance our teaching and research mission. Below are the lastest announcements on University developments and updates.
COVID-19: Fall 2020
Princeton University has announced that undergraduates will be able to return to campus for one semester during the 2020-21 academic year, with first-year students and juniors welcomed to campus for the fall semester, and sophomores and seniors for the spring semester. Most academic instruction will remain online. Please visit the dedicated fall 2020 website for more information.
Important Information About Testing and the Application Deadline
We realize that we are living in unprecedented times, and the Office of Admission, like many of you, is thinking ahead to next year and the college application process. While there is still a lot we don’t know, we want to reassure you about our process for this coming application cycle. Please see our COVID-19 Update about the 2020-21 application cycle.
When will campus visits become available? For the safety of our visitors and our campus community, we will not be offering any in-person visits for the summer or fall semester. We will continue to monitor the situation and prioritize the health of the Princeton community, including prospective students, when determining to reinstate our campus visit programs. Updates to our offerings will be publicized on the Admission website and social media accounts.
Will my admission be negatively impacted if I cannot participate in an in-person campus visit? No. We do not measure demonstrated interest, nor do we consider campus visits or engagement with our office when evaluating an applicant. The virtual programming being offered is designed to help you gain a better understanding of Princeton University.
How do I connect with my regional admission officer? We do not have regional admission representatives. We encourage you to read our FAQs, browse our blogs and attend a virtual Admission Information Session in order to learn more about the University. You can also browse our concentration and certificate offerings; each department’s website contains a wealth of information about that field of study.