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    How To Get Into Princeton University?

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    What do they want from you when you apply to a 276-year-old university? I’m referring to Princeton University, one of the Ivy League schools that has stood the test of time. 

    Well! They seek students with intellectual curiosity, academic proficiency, and significant personal and extracurricular achievements.

    They are interested in hearing your true tale. They want to know your unique selling point and how you used your chances and resources to flourish over the school year. 

    Suppose you want to win the admissions race. In that case, you must ensure that your application highlights your leadership activities, extracurricular involvements, employment, and home duties reflecting your accomplishments and potential.

    The Princeton admissions process is straightforward yet rigorous. So we’ve put up this admissions guide to assist you in your endeavors.

    Princeton Overall Acceptance Rate

    Source: Crimson Education 

    Part 1: Application Form and other documents

    Common Application

    If you want to apply, complete the application form and submit it online using the Common Application. This is the first section of the application form.

    The Princeton Supplement

    Part two requires applicants to submit the Princeton Supplement online via the Common Application website. You will be tackling short answer and essay questions here. The extra essays present the admissions staff with a personal and detailed portrayal of you. 

    Grade Written Papers/Essay

    This is part three of the Princeton application. The paper should have been written for an academic subject, ideally English, social studies, or history, during the final three years of secondary school, including senior year.

    Send a one-to-two-page paper, essay, research paper, or essay exam. The admissions committee will review it to evaluate your expository rather than creative writing.

    The paper should include the course teacher’s grade and any comments offered by your instructor.

    Fee Waiver

    If you have any fee waiver, you have to submit the details with the application.

    Part II: The school section 

    You have to provide the following information from the school to complete your application form.

    Transcript

    The first thing is the transcript. You must provide an official transcript sent by the counselor or official of all colleges/universities you have attended. Remember, you do not have to mail them or have your university send them directly to Graduate Admission.

    Admissions officers use it to calculate your GPA. The average GPA at Princeton is 3.9, making the competition highly competitive.

    School Report (SR)

    This is an online form available on the Common Application website. This has to be filled out and submitted by your school counselor or other school officials. 

    Suppose your school needs a university adviser. In that case, you can approach a school official such as a principal, vice principal, or dean to complete your School Report, available on the Common Application.

    Counselor Recommendation

    If you use the Common Application online, please note that the SR and the Counselor Recommendation are separate items. 

    However, you must “invite” your school counselor or academic adviser to complete both items.

    Recommendations from 2 teachers

    You will also be required to guide two of your teachers. To complete and submit the forms accessible on the Common Application website, you must select two of your teachers who have taught you in higher-level courses in distinct academic fields such as English, language, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and math.

    Midyear School Report

    It is mandatory to submit your Midyear School Report. You must ask your school counselor or other school official to complete and submit this form when your midyear grades are available. 

    Part III: Standardized Tests (SAT/ACT) not required

    For fall 2023, 2024, and 2025 application cycles, we will not need to submit standardized test scores; this includes transfer candidates.  

    Part IV: Extracurricular Activities 

    The university seeks well-rounded students who are passionate about learning beyond academics. It’s essential to have a strong history of involvement in sports, music, theater, community service, and other activities, preferably with leadership positions and positive contributions.

    If you aim to build a strong resume showcasing your passion, Moonpreneur might be the solution you seek. Moonpreneur’s College Prep Program empowers students to stand out among other applicants. Starting early in 8th grade, students learn Product Design and entrepreneurship, culminating in developing their own idea or passion project by 12th grade. It’s an excellent opportunity to prepare for college and excel in your interests.

    Moonpreneur aims to provide you with a hassle-free experience, so we have sourced the information from the university website to serve as a comprehensive guide for the application process. Moreover, Moonpreneur offers you an opportunity to strengthen your application by sharing the inputs from the students who cracked into the university.

    We are on a mission to educate and ignite the flames of entrepreneurship through our holistically created online STEM programs, which will help kids master the futuristic sciences such as Robotics, Game Development, App Development, Advanced Math, and much more!! 

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    How I Got Into Princeton 

    Arpana

    Arpana

    A journalist-turned-content writer, Arpana is a passionate storyteller who combines her journalistic experience with new technology to create engaging, persuasive, and impactful writeups.
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