Deadlines and Fees

Deadlines vary by department. Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore our fields of study catalog to view deadline information by academic department and program. The application must be submitted, and all required supporting material must be uploaded by the deadline. Earlier applications are encouraged; late applications are not accepted. All applicants must submit a $90 application fee or apply for an application fee waiver.

Other Important Dates

March 15

Admission decisions are emailed to all applicants no later than March 15. Decisions will not be released by telephone or fax. If you are put on the waitlist it might be closer to April 15 before receiving your final admission decision.

If your email changes, please let us know by contacting us at

April 15

The Graduate School must receive your submitted acceptance by this date or your offer of admission may be rescinded. Additionally, an offer of admission may be rescinded based on the Policy on Rescinding an Offer of Admission. Princeton is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools and subscribes to its agreement regarding this reply date. You can only accept one offer of admission to one institution. In the event that you accept an offer and decide to change your mind after April 15, you will need to be released from the institution of your original acceptance before accepting another offer. To request a release from Princeton, please contact us at and include your reason for this request.

In order to accept an offer of admission, you must submit your acceptance online. Contacting the department will not serve as admission offer acceptance and hold your place.

Please print a copy of the Admission Offer for your records. If you are declining our offer of admission, your system access will be terminated within 30 days. In addition, if you are applying for a visa, you are required to submit a copy of the Admission Offer directly to the Davis International Center with your visa application.