Princeton University

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Princeton

If you are a Finalist who ranked Princeton, your National College Match application will be sent to Princeton, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Princeton University Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Princeton on October 19, and Princeton may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Princeton will then email you instructions to log in and activate your Princeton applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Princeton.

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Princeton QuestBridge Supplement

After your QuestBridge Application has been forwarded to Princeton University, you will receive follow-up instructions by email on how to log in to your Princeton Applicant Portal.

Once you log in, you will have access to the Princeton QuestBridge Supplement. 

The Graded Written Paper should be submitted online through your Princeton Applicant Portal.

2

QuestBridge Midyear Report with Midyear Transcript

Due by mid-February. All applicants, including those who match with Princeton, must submit the QuestBridge Midyear Report when first semester or trimester senior grades become available.

3

(Optional) Test Scores 
Official Reports

SAT code: 2672
ACT code: 2588

Princeton will once again pause its standardized testing requirement as part of its holistic review process for the 2021-2022 application cycle (fall 2022 entry). Students who rank Princeton can indicate whether they would like their scores to be considered in Princeton’s review of their application. Students who do not submit test scores will not be at a disadvantage during our application review process. Applications without test scores will be considered complete. Learn more about Princeton's standardized testing policy.  

4

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002627
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

5

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

A copy of your parents’ 2020 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’ 2020 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.

6

Princeton Financial Aid Application (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.

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Princeton's Non-Custodial Parent's Form

Submit the Princeton Non-Custodial Parent's Form if your parents are separated, divorced, or never married and living in separate households. The form for 2021-2022 will be available October 1. Your non-custodial parent also must submit copies of his or her 2020 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

Single-Choice
Early Action

Finalists who did not rank any colleges may apply to Princeton through Single Choice Early Action. To be considered through Single Choice Early Action, please apply by November 1. For additional information on requirements, please visit Princeton's website.

Regular Decision

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

If you no longer wish to be considered you must contact the Office of Admission to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below). You may also withdraw your application by logging into your Princeton Applicant Portal.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Princeton on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 12. 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: Activate your Princeton Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Princeton on December 15 and Princeton may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Princeton applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Princeton. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Princeton as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Princeton

Princeton QuestBridge Supplement

 

After your QuestBridge Application has been forwarded to Princeton University, you will receive follow-up instructions by email on how to log in to your Princeton Applicant Portal.

Once you log in, you will have access to the Princeton QuestBridge Supplement and you will be able to indicate whether you would like your test scores considered in Princeton's review of your application (see below).

QuestBridge Midyear Report with Midyear Transcript

Deadline: Mid-February

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores 
Official Reports

SAT code: 2672
ACT code: 2588

Only if new scores to report

      

For the 2021-22 application period, Princeton will review applications with or without test scores, leaving the decision in the hands of the applicant.  Students who did not rank Princeton and did not match with a binding school can indicate whether they would like their scores to be considered in Princeton’s review of their application. You can learn more about Princeton's standardized testing policy. 

Graded Written Paper

 

Interview (Optional) 

Interviews at Princeton are optional and 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

 

 

Arts Supplement (Optional) 

The optional arts supplement is for students who have devoted a significant amount of time and energy to one or more art forms and who wish to have their work considered as part of their application.

If you've excelled in architecture, creative writing, dance, music, theater or visual arts, and would like us to consider your talent as part of your Princeton application, you are welcome to submit an arts supplement via SlideRoom. Details for arts supplement submissions can be found here.

 

 

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Princeton

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002627
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Princeton Financial Aid Application (PFAA)

 

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

 

Contact Information 

Princeton Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
Email: uaoffice@princeton.edu 
Phone: (609) 258-3060

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Office of Financial Aid 

More information about applying to Princeton
More information about applying for financial aid at Princeton 

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Mail official transcripts to:
Princeton University
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 430
Princeton, NJ 08542-0430
Fax: (609) 258-6743

Mail or fax federal income tax returns to::
Princeton University
Undergraduate Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 591
Princeton, NJ 08542-0591
Fax: (609) 258-0336