Admissions FAQ

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When are applications due?
Applications for our Master’s and Ph.D. programs are due December 31 (you will have to mail a physical portfolio as part of this process, postmarked by the deadline). If you previously submitted a physical portfolio and would like to send an updated version, please do so by Dec. 31. Please visit the Graduate School's website for here for more information about the application process:

Can I start in the Spring Term?
No, admission to Princeton is for fall only. Application materials are available starting in September of each year for admission in fall of the next year.

Can I attend part-time, evenings, weekends, or summers?
Our graduate programs are full-time only. Princeton does not offer evening, weekend, or summer courses.

Can I transfer credits from my current school to Princeton? 
Princeton does not offer transfer admission.

Does my undergraduate degree have to be in architecture?
Students are eligible for admission to the graduate program whether or not they have had undergraduate work in architecture.

Where should my application materials be submitted?
Students should upload all materials online through the Graduate School’s website here: In addition to uploading a digital portfolio (30MB limit) Prospective M. Archs should send a physical copy of their portfolios to the following address by December 31:

Princeton University
Graduate Admission
ATTN: Portfolio
One Clio Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

Is the GRE general exam required? When must I take it? What is the minimum score?
Yes, the GRE general exam is required. The paper-based test should be taken by October; the computer-based may be taken in December. We do not publish minimum or average GRE scores. Scores are valid for five years, and must be valid through December 31 of the fall in which you are applying. GRE scores in the old format (scored 200-800) will still be accepted as long as they are valid.

Must I submit TOEFL or IELTS?
All international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received their undergraduate education in a native English language speaking country must submit scores from either TOEFL or IELTS. Your application will be considered incomplete without these scores. While there is no minimum score for the application, admitted students who score below a 28 on the speaking subsection of the TOEFL iBT will be required to take an English placement test at Princeton. Students who do not pass the test will be required to enroll in English Language Program classes. You can view additional information here: