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 made to the Graduate School online at:

Your application consists of:

  • The filled-in application form
  • Your academic transcript(s)
  • Your general and subject (physics) GRE test results
  • 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; please check here for details: