The Graduate School does not operate on a system of semester-hour credits. Therefore no provision exists for satisfying any portion of Graduate School degree requirements by transferring credit received for work at other institutions. Students who have completed work elsewhere, however, should be able to present themselves for the general examination in a correspondingly shorter time, after meeting the Graduate School residence requirement and any departmental requirements.
Course Selection Procedure
Proposed Reading Courses
Proposed Reading Courses are courses that departments may offer during a specific semester to help students fulfill a particular interest or requirement toward the student’s studies. Generally, one student or a small group of students (up to seven) may be enrolled in a course, which must first be approved by the associate dean for academic affairs. Courses are proposed by submitting a syllabus and the Proposed Reading Course Form. Reading courses should be approved before the start of the semester in which they will be offered, but may be approved up through the sixth week of the semester in which they are offered. Students in DCE status cannot participate. Cross-registered students from other institutions may only participate if a Princeton graduate student is already enrolled in the course. A course may not be created solely for a cross-registered student.
Changes to Course Enrollment
Graduate students may add, drop, or change the grading basis of a course through Friday of the twelfth week of the semester. All changes may be made via the TigerHub system. Students should consult with their DGS and/or adviser(s) before making changes.