The University Scholar Program is designed for students with exceptional talent in an academic or creative area that cannot be pursued within the regular curriculum – for instance, students who are pursuing professional careers in music or performance that would not be feasible within the bounds of the typical liberal arts curriculum. Normally, students apply to the program only after they have declared a concentration and are well on their way to satisfying the University’s general education requirements. Application to the program requires the following: evidence of a strong academic record at Princeton; evidence of exceptional talent and accomplishment in an academic or creative field; and strong support for the student's program from three faculty members, one of whom must agree to serve as the student’s principal adviser. Admission to the program is granted by a subcommittee of the Committee on Examinations and Standing and may result in a slightly reduced course schedule in the appropriate semesters.
To learn more about the program, please contact Dean Elizabeth Colagiuri. The dean’s assistant can help you with scheduling an appointment.