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.
Campus Visits Spring 2021
The Office of Admission will not be hosting in-person information sessions for Spring 2021. Orange Key tours are also suspended. Though the general public is permitted to take advantage of Princeton’s outdoor spaces—at a safe distance—we discourage prospective students and their families from visiting campus at this time.
Important Information About Standardized 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. 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.
Spring 2021 University Plan
Please visit the dedicated spring 2021 website for more information about the University's plan for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.
Prospective Student FAQs:
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 fall 2020 or spring 2021. 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.
Can I connect with a current student?
Please check back. We hope to have a program in place in the near future. In the interim, we invite you to learn about life at Princeton from our student bloggers, many of whom include their email address in their bio to connect with prospective students.
Can I sit in on a virtual class?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate this request at this time.
If you still have questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-258-3060.