How to Apply: Summer

How to Apply - Summer

Step 1: Choose a Program

Step 2: Seek pre-Approval of Course(s) for Princeton Credit

  • If you are considering applying to a non-Princeton program, you should meet with a study abroad adviser to review the requirements for the transfer of credit back to Princeton. You will then need to create an application in GPS, which involves obtaining pre-approval of the credits you would like to transfer back to Princeton. 
  • To obtain pre-approval, you must 1) create an application in the Global Programs System (GPS) for “Non-Princeton Summer Study Abroad” AND 2) submit an application form, via TigerHub, for a “Summer Course Pre-Approval”, which you can find under the “Academic Tasks” title. As part of the approval process, the course description/syllabus must be reviewed and approved by the Study Abroad Program and the relevant departmental representative. Courses that are pre-approved must be passed with a grade of C or better to qualify for credit.
  • Make sure you review the guidelines for approval before submitting your approval form. All courses that are proposed for Princeton course credit must appear on a transcript of an accredited, degree-granting institution. If you have questions, please speak with your study abroad adviser.
  • Before you put down a non-refundable deposit of any kind with the host program, make sure the courses you plan to take will be approved by Princeton. 

Step 3: Apply to your Selected Program(s)

  • Read the information on the target program/institution website thoroughly.
  • Make sure you are aware of the application deadline and the materials you will need in order to apply. Many non-Princeton programs have rolling admissions and accept students as they receive applications. You do not want to miss out on your chosen program by applying too late.  

Step 4: Apply for Funding

Step 5: Complete the Transfer Credit Process

Official transcripts should be sent directly from the host institution either via a secure e-mail to [email protected] or via regular post to:

Gisella Gisolo
Director, Study Abroad Program
Office of International Programs
Louis A. Simpson International Building, A60
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544

Transcripts submitted by students will not be accepted. Transfer of credit cannot be completed until the official transcript has been received and processed.