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
Please note the following:
- There are no "cut-offs" on grades, GRE scores, etc.
- All applications will be read completely, thoroughly, and carefully.
- The Graduate School offers fee waivers in certain situations.
*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.