Princeton University

This page will be updated by late summer 2020.

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Princeton

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

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

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

Test Scores
Official Reports

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 or the ACT. 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 Match. Visit Princeton's website for more information about standardized testing for admission. Scores should be sent from the testing agencies directly to Princeton's Office of Admission.

4

2020-2021 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002627
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

5

2018 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

A copy of your parents’ 2018 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’ 2018 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 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.

7

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 2019-2020 will be available October 1. Your non-custodial parent also must submit copies of his or her 2018 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 do not match cannot be considered for admission 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 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 4 - December 15. 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 aid materials to Princeton according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Application 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.

QuestBridge Midyear Report with Midyear Transcript

Deadline: Mid-February

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

Test Scores
Official Reports

SAT code: 2672
ACT code: 2588

Only if new scores to report

Graded Written Paper

 

Interview

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

   
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

2020-2021 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002627
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2018 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 

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
Fax: (609) 258-6743

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):
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