Princeton University

This page will be updated by August for the 2018 National College Match. 

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Princeton

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

FAQ for Princeton applicants

College Match Required Application Materials


The Coalition Application with the Princeton Supplement, The Common Application with the Princeton Writing Supplement or the Universal College Application with the Princeton Supplement, AND all supporting documents

Even though your QuestBridge application will be forwarded, Princeton still requires you to fill out the Coalition Application with the Princeton Supplement,  Common Application and Princeton Writing Supplement or the Universal College Application with the Princeton Supplement.

All College Match applicants must select "Regular Decision" as their decision plan.

Additionally, the following materials should be submitted online with your Coalition Application, Common Application or Universal College Application, or, as appropriate, may be sent directly to the Admissions Office in hard copy.

  • School Report from high school counselor
  • Two Teacher Evaluation letters (from teachers in academic subjects)


Official Test Scores
SAT code: 2672
ACT code: 2588

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Princeton requires official scores for the old SAT, the new SAT with Writing or the ACT with Writing. Princeton recommends, but does not require, official scores for two SAT Subject Tests. They have no preference for the specific SAT Subject Tests applicants might choose to take. However, if you apply for the B.S.E. (engineering) degree, it is recommended that you take mathematics (Level I or II) and either physics or chemistry.

The SAT October testing date and the ACT September date are the latest dates for consideration in the College Match process. Visit Princeton's website for more information about standardized testing for admission. Scores should be sent from the testing agencies directly to Princeton's Admission office. Their College Board number for the SAT is 2672, and their ACT college code is 2588.


Mid-Year Report from high school counselor along with Mid-Year Transcript

Due by mid-February


Princeton Financial Aid Applicaton (PFAA)

Princeton will have open online access to the Princeton Financial Aid Application on October 1. 

If you are matched with Princeton, and you have a completed financial aid application, your award will be included with your match confirmation in December. 

Please submit your Princeton Financial Aid Application before uploading or faxing the materials below. Once you submit the PFAA, you'll receive an acknowledgement email that includes a six-digit application number. Write this number on the following documents before you fax them. You do not need to include this number if you upload documents directly to Princeton.


2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

Make sure to include Princeton's Federal School Code, 002627, on the online form to ensure we receive your completed FAFSA 


A copy of your parents’ 2016 federal income tax returns

A copy of your parents’ 2016 federal income tax returns (signed, with all schedules, attachments,W-2s, and other earnings statements) or the equivalent for non-filers. Once you complete the Princeton Financial Aid Application, you'll be able to upload a copy of your parents’ 2016 tax return and W-2 statements in .pdf format directly into your application. Each required document (e.g. tax return, non-custodial parent form) can be uploaded one time in the appropriate document type field. If needed, you can use the "other" field for an additional upload.


Princeton's Non-custodial Parent's Form (if your parents are separated, divorced, or never married and living in separate households) [the form for 2017-18 will be available October 1]

Submit the Princeton Non-Custodial Parent's Form. Your non-custodial parent also must submit copies of his or her 2016 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2s and other earnings statements.

If you do not have any contact with your non-custodial parent, then you may submit the Princeton Non-custodial Parent Waiver Request

Options following the Match

Early Action

Finalists who do not match cannot be considered for admissions through Single-Choice Early Action to Princeton, but instead will be automatically considered in the Regular Decision process.


Finalists who did not rank any colleges may apply to Princeton through their Single-Choice Early Action Process. For additional information on SCEA visit Princeton's website.  For SCEA consideration, materials are due November 1.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Princeton for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications considered in the Regular Decision process. Please submit a Mid-Year Report with Mid-Year Transcript by mid-February and any relevant updates.

If you no longer wish to be considered you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Princeton on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 6 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Princeton (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Princeton according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials


Finalists who ranked Princeton and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Princeton

The Coalition Application with the Princeton Supplement, Common Application with the Princeton Writing Supplement or the Universal Application with the Princeton Supplement, AND all supporting documents


Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 2672
ACT code: 2588

Only if new scores to report

Two teacher recommendations from teachers in academic subjects


School Report


Mid-Year Report from high school counselor with Mid-Year Transcript (The Mid-Year Report and Mid-Year Transcript are due by mid-February)

Application Fee


If completing the Common Application, on the Princeton Supplement please select “QuestBridge” in response to “Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?” You do not need to submit additional paperwork.

If using the Universal College Application, please respond “yes” to “Are you planning to apply for a counselor-approved fee waiver?” In addition, within the Princeton Supplement, please select “QuestBridge fee waiver” in response to the statement “If payment of the application fee would present a financial hardship for your family, you may submit a fee waiver in place of payment. If you plan to submit a fee waiver, please select the type below.” You do not need to submit additional paperwork.

Interviews at Princeton are recommended but not required and are conducted by alumni volunteers. Students who are unable to interview are at no disadvantage in the admission process. Princeton does not offer on-campus interviews, and visiting campus is not required for admission.    
Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials


Finalists who ranked Princeton and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Princeton

Princeton Financial Aid Application (PFAA)


2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms


2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1


If your parents are divorced, separated, or never married and living in separate households:


Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail official transcripts to:
Princeton University
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 430
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08542-0430

Mail or fax federal income tax returns to::
Undergraduate Financial Aid Office
Box 591
220 Morrison Hall
Princeton, NJ 08542-0591
Fax: (609) 258-0336


Princeton Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Phone: (609) 258-3060

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid 

More information about applying to Princeton
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