How to Apply

Application to the Novogratz Bridge Year Program is open to all incoming first-year undergraduate students.

In evaluating applications, we look for openness, curiosity, maturity, flexibility, resourcefulness, a diversity of experience and perspective, an eagerness to be challenged, and a commitment to community-engaged learning.

To Apply:

Login to the Novogratz Bridge Year Program application website 

Students admitted to Princeton's incoming class can access our secure application site, using the same username and password created to check their Princeton University application status. Bridge Year application materials are available exclusively online. 

Complete and submit your application materials

Students may create, edit, and save application materials in our online system. The application deadline for our 2024-25 program is Sunday, May 5, 2024. (Transfer student admits entering Princeton as first-year students will have until May 14 to apply.)

Check your inbox

A select number of applicants will be invited to interview for the program via Zoom in mid-May of 2024. Selection decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants after the interview process has concluded.

Should you have any questions, please contact Novogratz Bridge Year staff or one of our Admission Ambassadors.