How to Apply
Application for Graduate School in Astrophysics
Admission to graduate school takes place once a year, with an application deadline of December 15. All applications to all departments at Princeton are submitted online.
Your application consists of:
- The filled-in application form
- Your academic transcript(s) (*see below for notice regarding COVID-19)
- Your general and subject (physics) GRE test results (*see below for notice regarding COVID-19)
- Where relevant, your TOEFL results
- Your personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation from your referees, which must be submitted online
- Any other supporting materials (published papers, etc) that you wish to submit
- Your application fee (or request for a fee waiver).
Please note the following:
- We do not want the application fee be a significant barrier to applying. The process to request a waiver is straightforward, and most requests are granted.
- 'There are no "cut-offs" on grades, GRE scores, etc.
- All applications will be read completely and carefully.
*Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to major disruption in the lives of students everywhere, our Department has decided to make the following exceptions to our usual admissions policies:
- We will assume that any decision to take a course with "pass/fail" grading in Spring 2020 was made for reasons unrelated to the student's academic ability.
- For the 2020/21 graduate admissions cycle, submitting GRE scores will be optional. This is a one-year-only exception.