Why should I apply to the P3 program? P3 is a nationally recognized program that focuses on engaging scholars from diverse academic programs around the path to the PhD. The program prepares scholars for the graduate application, provides professional development workshops, and creates a unique opportunity to learn more about graduate education. P3 Scholars will also have the opportunity to connect with Princeton graduate students, faculty, and staff. Who should apply to P3? Any rising junior, senior, or post-graduate interested in pursuing a PhD can apply. The program also welcomes students from non-traditional academic backgrounds. *The program is not designed for students interested in Master's degree programs, medical doctor programs, or law programs. Are international students eligible for the P3 program? Unfortunately we are not able to provide transportation for students who reside outside of the US, however, if you are an international student currently residing within the US, we encourage you to apply for consideration. If I am currently a first-year student, am I eligible to apply to P3? Yes. Current first-year students (or rising sophomores) are invited to apply to P3, however, priority consideration will be given to those of more advanced standing. Much of the P3 programming is designed to support those who will be applying to a graduate program within a year/two years of the program. What will the format of the P3 program be? The 2023 P3 Program is expected to be hosted on-campus and in-person only. This is subject to change in the event of any major health or public safety concerns. What fields of study are available at Princeton? Princeton University has 42 degree-granting departments and programs that admit students. The University also offers a growing number of joint degree offerings, graduate certificates, and interdepartmental programs that allow students to work across disciplinary boundaries while still continuing to receive advanced training and a degree in the home department. Please review the available fields of study here https://gradschool.princeton.edu/academics/fields-study. Does Princeton offer joint degrees? Yes, Princeton does offer joint-degree programs. Information about these can be found in the Fields of Study listings for the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (for the M.P.A.-J.D. program), and the Department of Molecular Biology (for the M.D-Ph.D. program). Individual agreements or arrangements outside of these formal programs may also be possible with the support of a student's department and the Graduate School. Does Princeton have professional schools (i.e. Medical School, Business School, or Law School)? No. Princeton does not offer an M.B.A., M.D, or J.D. However, please review the fields of study website for joint program offerings. How many slots are available for the P3 program? There is not a pre-set number of designated P3 Scholar awarded, and the program aims to accept as many scholars that can be supported for the duration of the program. Who selects P3 Scholars? P3 Scholars are selected by Princeton University Graduate School Deans and Administration. When will applicants be notified of their status? Applicants will be notified between Aug. 1 – 15th What do I need to apply to P3? You will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, unofficial transcript, and statement of purpose. A letter of recommendation is optional unless you are interested in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Physics, and Quantitative and Computational Biology programs, which have varying requirements. Do I need to submit an official transcript? No, an unofficial transcript from your current or most recent institution is sufficient. If your final transcript is not available, kindly send the most recent, available copy. Am I required to submit a letter of recommendation? A letter of recommendation is optional unless you are interested in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Physics, and Quantitative and Computational Biology programs, which have varying requirements. Who should I ask to submit a letter of recommendation on my behalf? It is recommended that a faculty member or someone who can speak to your academic and/or research abilities provide the letter of recommendation. How are faculty contacted for a letter of recommendation? The application system will automatically send a request for a recommendation to whomever you enter in the “Recommender Information” section. Please notify your recommenders to proceed with the steps indicated in the auto-generated email. If you or your recommender have any technical issues with the system, please contact us at [email protected]. When will the P3 program or schedule be available? The P3 program and schedule will be made available on our program website in September. There may be components of the program that take longer to finalize, so be sure to continually check the website (https://graddiversity.princeton.edu/prospective-phd-preview-p3) for updates and additions to the program. Will I have the opportunity to meet with specific faculty or departments? P3 partners with many departments and faculty, who make every effort to take time to connect with P3 scholars during the program dates. **However, due to scheduling and availability, faculty or departments of interest may not be available to connect during the specific program time. We ask that while you visit campus that you are respectful of faculty and departmental contacts availability, and are mindful of spaces labs, offices, etc) that may not be generally open to the public. If my department of interest is not participating in the P3 program, what options do I have to engage with them? Not all departments will be available to engage with P3 attendees. During the conference you will learn best practices on how to engage with departments and faculty regarding your interest in their graduate program. If I am interested in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, where should I apply? The P3 application is also designated for those interested in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/EEB Scholars Program. Learn more about the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Scholars program at https://eeb.princeton.edu/graduate/eeb-scholars-program. Where can I find more information about the MolBio Scholars Program? The P3 application is also designated for those interested in Molecular Biology/MolBio Scholars Program. Learn more about the Molecular Biology (MolBio) Scholars Program at https://molbio.princeton.edu/research/scholars-program. Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns about the program or my application? Please email us at [email protected]. Your inquiry will be addressed promptly.