Prospective PhD Preview (P3)

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The 2021 P3 Application Opens May 1st!

The Prospective Ph.D. Preview (P3) is designed for prospective students to gather information on graduate education at Princeton University. This event is open to any interested students however, we highly encourage participation from first generation/low income students and historically underrepresented groups (which include African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans) given the disparity in graduate education across the country.

P3 invites the class of 2022, 2023, and post-grad students from historically underrepresented groups (HUGS), to explore graduate education at Princeton!




The P3 Program will include:

  • Interaction with current Princeton Graduate students from various divisions
  • Opportunities to engage with Princeton faculty
  • Graduate admissions and funding workshops
  • Tour of the Princeton Campus and Graduate student housing
  • Travel, meal, and lodging costs will be covered (*if applicable)



Diverse group of young women on a panel at P3 2019

Applicants are required to submit:


  • A statement describing your current academic and professional goals, as they relate to your interest in graduate study. This statement should specifically mention the programs of study at Princeton that you are interested in, and two or three of our faculty members whose work is of particular interest to you.
  • An unofficial copy of your most recent transcript.
  • Your current resume or CV.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or one academic reference (email address only). Specific instructions will be sent to your recommender to submit a letter electronically.
The P3 Program is designed for prospective applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D. 
We encourage applicants from all academic disciplines to apply for the P3 program. However, please be aware that Princeton does not offer an M.B.A., M.D, or J.D.
For a complete list of graduate fields of study available at Princeton, please visit

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