Since 1995, the Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI) has offered a select group of entering Princeton undergraduates an early opportunity to enroll in Princeton courses, learn about campus resources and build a richly diverse, supportive and enduring network of peers, faculty members and advisers, all before the start of the first year. The seven week residential summer program is designed to smooth the transition from high school to college and to provide the strongest possible beginning to life at the University; as such, it is ideally suited to students who are the first in their families to attend college or who attended high schools that do not typically send graduates to highly selective colleges and universities.
Students are invited to participate in FSI in May or June, after they have accepted Princeton’s offer of admission. The entire program is free of charge to students who receive any amount of grant aid from the University. You can learn more about the program’s structure and benefits at its website.