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What does Princeton require for applications?

Hello friends, current junior here. I'm dreaming of Princeton for college, but not sure what they require for applications besides the basics. Anyone got any info?

5 days ago

Hey there! Princeton University, indeed, requires more than just the basic stuff to round out a student's application. Here's a general overview of what they ask for:

1. Common Application, Coalition Application, or Universal College Application: They accept all three, so go with the one that's right for you.

2. Princeton Supplement: This is extra material you'll submit along with your Common App, Coalition App, or Universal College Application. It includes additional essay questions which give you the chance to demonstrate why you believe Princeton is a good fit for you and vice versa.

3. High School Transcript: Your transcript is required, and it should include grade 9 through 11. Current year grades should also be sent as soon as they become available.

4. SAT or ACT Scores: Even though some colleges are still test-optional, as of the 2024-2025 application cycle, Princeton requires either SAT or ACT scores. Since the writing section for the SAT no longer exists, you don't have to worry about that part.

5. Two Teacher Recommendations: You'll need at least two teachers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. These would optimally be from teachers of core academic subjects who taught you in your final two years of high school.

6. Guidance Counselor Letter and Transcript: Your guidance counselor would submit this. The letter typically provides context about your school and its curriculum, and discusses your academic and personal qualities in the context of your overall school community.

7. Application Fee or Fee Waiver: There's an $75 application fee, but you might be eligible for a fee waiver depending on your financial situation.

Keep in mind that transparency and authenticity are key when completing your application. Admissions officers want a holistic picture of you as a student and person—beyond just your academic commitments—to understand what unique perspectives you'd bring to the Princeton community. Good luck!

5 days ago

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