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. The application fee is $90. Information about application fee waivers can be found at fee waiver.

Other Important Dates

March 15

Admission decisions are emailed separately by department starting at the end of January through March 15. All decisions are sent to all applicants no later than March 15. Decisions will not be released by telephone or fax. If placed on the waitlist, it might be closer to April 15 before receiving a final admission decision.

If the email used in the application changes, please let us know by contacting us at

April 15

The Graduate School must receive a submitted acceptance by April 15, 11:59 p.m. ET or the offer of admission may be rescinded. Additionally, an offer of admission may be rescinded based on the Policy on Rescinding an Offer of Admission.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. 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 after April 15, the applicant will need to be released from the institution of original acceptance before accepting another offer. To request a release from Princeton, please contact us at and include the reason for this request.

In order to accept an offer of admission, the applicant must submit the acceptance online. Contacting the department will not serve as an admission offer acceptance.