Graduate School applicants are required to provide a statement of academic purpose with the admission application. Your statement is to be uploaded and submitted with the application prior to the deadline.
Please write a statement of current academic and future career plans as they relate to the Princeton department to which you are applying. In doing so, please cite relevant academic, professional and personal experiences that influenced your decision to apply for graduate admission and to obtain a graduate degree. The statement should be about 1,000 words and must be written in English.
If you have submitted an application and need to revise the statement of academic purpose, you may upload the corrected version through the checklist if it is before the deadline. After the deadline, no revised statement of academic purpose will be accepted.
Graduate School applicants are required to upload a resume or curriculum vitae with the admission application.
Your resume or curriculum vitae should include employment, activities, community service, education and academic or professional honors.
If you have submitted an application and need to revise the resume or curriculum vitae, you may upload the corrected version through the checklist if it is before the deadline. After the deadline, no revised resume or curriculum vitae will be accepted.
The Graduate School does not have specific formatting requirements when submitting statements of purpose or writing samples. However, each department may have set their own requirements.
Please refer to the File Upload Requirements article for specific instructions on uploading your materials.
Your application and all materials submitted to the Graduate School become the property of Princeton University and will not be returned under any circumstances.
During the application process, you will be required to upload statement of academic purpose, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts, fall semester grades (if applicable), and additional required files as specified by the individual departmental requirements. When preparing application materials to be uploaded, please note the following:
When scanning hard copy materials to upload into an application, please note: