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Admissions Requirements

Please read this information carefully as you prepare to apply.

Admission to Princeton is for the Fall Semester only. We do not offer evening, weekend, or summer courses. Further information can also be found at the Office of Graduate Admission site and on our FAQ page.

Application materials are available here. Please note that you are no longer required to mail in transcripts. They are to be uploaded as part of the online application.

It is your responsibility to have all materials sent in a timely manner. An incomplete application will seriously hurt your chances for admission. Late applications will not be considered. Do not send any materials directly to the department.

We do not require the writing sample or policy memo mentioned in the application.

Please do not submit any application materials directly to the department. 

The application fee is $75. Fee waivers are available for:

  • Anyone who participated in Princeton CS pre-application mentoring. (This program is now closed to new applicants.)

  • Anyone who participates in the SEAS fall workshop series here. These are virtual events (dates forthcoming).

  • Anyone who meets the grad school criteria listed here (scroll down to “Application Fee Waivers”)

All international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received their complete undergraduate education in a college or university where English is the native language, must submit scores from either TOEFL, IELTS and the Duolingo English Test (DET).  We do not require or accept TWE scores in place of these. Please note, the three internationally recognized tests of English language proficiency which we accept are the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and Duolingo English Test (DET).

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