Welcome to all admitted applicants! As an admitted applicant, your offer of admission outlines the tasks you will need to complete to review and submit your admission decision. Much of this will be completed in our Admitted Applicant Portal. Below is an outline of key tasks. The response to our offer must be submitted no later than April 15, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Admitted Applicant Portal Visit the Admitted Applicant Portal, which is accessible via your application account, for access to the offer of admission and to keep track of your task list. Next Steps Activate Your Princeton NetID The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will send an email with details about a personal Princeton account. This account will need to be activated to review the details of the admission offer and to submit an admission decision online. Please refer to the original email from OIT or contact the OIT Support and Operations Center (SOC) for questions or assistance with this account. If an applicant has an active Princeton account, please use the current netID and password to log into TigerHub, select Menu, then select Graduate Admission Decision. Review Admission Offer & Submit Decision Using the Princeton netID and password, log into the Graduate Admission Center to review the admission offer. View Your Offer: Go to the Graduate Admission Center. Select Graduate Admission Decision to view the admission offer and conditions of admission. If you are a current student using TigerHub, select Main Menu in the upper left then select Graduate Admission Decision. Accept, Defer, or Decline: Scroll down to accept, accept but request a deferral (degree-seeking students only), or decline the offer of admission. If requesting a deferral, please see deferral information below. Enter the reasons for the decision and answer the questions. If declining our offer of admission, system access will be terminated within 30 days. Submit: To send the final decision, select Submit. A confirmation email that the response has been received will be sent within 48 hours. By selecting Save, the decision is not final and has not been submitted to the Graduate School. Print or Save: After a final decision is submitted, print or save a copy of the submitted form. Select the link in the top right box “Print Submitted Form” and it will open in PDF format. In order to view/print the submitted form, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on a computer and pop-up blockers disabled. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available as a free download. Visas: Applicants applying for a visa are required to submit a copy of the Admission Offer directly to the Davis International Center with the visa application. Decision Deadline The Graduate School must receive the submitted response to our offer no later than April 15 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. We strongly encourage submitting the decision sooner. A reply allows us to inform others who may be awaiting a decision. Once a final decision is submitted, it cannot be changed. An offer of admission may be rescinded based on the Policy on Rescinding an Offer of Admission. In order to accept an offer of admission, you must submit the acceptance online. Contacting the department or program will not serve as an acceptance. Admission Deferrals An offer of admission to the Graduate School is made only for the upcoming academic year. Acceptance of the offer is generally not deferred; however, the Graduate School permits academic degree programs to recommend admission deferrals on a case-by-case basis, generally only for academic-related reasons. If the recommendation is approved by the Graduate School and granted, the deferral is normally for one year only; the student is expected to have accepted Princeton’s offer of admission and support. Accordingly, a student who requests and is approved to defer admission is considered under an obligation to enroll and attend the graduate program the following year. Under exceptional circumstances, where the deferred student fails to satisfy the reason for or conditions of the deferral, the deferral may be withdrawn and the offer of admission may be rescinded. There are two parts to requesting a deferral. First, an applicant must contact the department or program to discuss the reasons why he or she wishes to defer. If the department or program approves the deferral request, the applicant should select the "I accept but am requesting a deferral" button within the admission offer and upload a brief statement explaining the specific reasons for the deferral request in the field provided. Then, the Graduate School will review the request and a decision will be emailed within three to five business days. A deferral is NOT confirmed without Graduate School approval. Please see our Policy on Deferring Admission. International students who are not able to arrive by the start of the fall term due to travel or visa issues may request to defer enrollment to a later semester beginning August 15. Withdrawals: Council of Graduate Schools Resolution on Admissions The Graduate School at Princeton University is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools and abides by its resolution on admissions. The applicant can only accept one offer of admission to one institution. In the event that the applicant accepts an offer and decides to change his or her mind, either before or after the April 15 deadline, the applicant will need to inform the program of the withdrawal of acceptance of an offer in writing, prior to accepting a second offer. To notify Princeton that you withdraw your acceptance, please email [email protected] and include the reason for the withdrawal. Pre-Onboarding Tasks Access Your Princeton Email The personal Princeton email address is the provided netID and @princeton.edu ([email protected]) and can be accessed at http://gmail.princeton.edu. Access to email can also be found on the Princeton University website by selecting Links for, then Students, and Gmail. Learn more about Princeton email. For help with an email account, contact the OIT Help Desk by calling 609-258-4357, emailing [email protected], or visiting the OIT Support and Operations Center. Note: After you accept your offer, if you are experiencing an issue with logging into your new Princeton Gmail account, you may need to reset your password. Apply for Graduate Housing To apply for Graduate Housing, you must complete and submit the online housing application. NetID and password will be required. Princeton makes every effort to make an offer of University housing to all incoming graduate students whose applications are received between March 1 and April 21, 11:59 p.m. View our graduate housing tour. Housing applications received after April 21 will be put on a waitlist regardless of when a student was admitted. Please note that all communications from graduate housing will be sent to the Princeton email. Any questions regarding housing can be directed to the Housing Office at 609-258-3721 or [email protected].