Enrich and advance your studies through summer coursework. 

While Princeton does not have a summer academic term, there are a number of ways to advance your studies over the summer. You may apply to take University-sponsored summer courses, including a wide range of international opportunities and a small suite of domestic courses in introductory math and physics. Or you may choose to obtain transfer credit for approved courses at accredited four-year institutions. Funding is often available to support your summer study. 

Except for students participating in special programs, such as study abroad, an A.B. student may take no more than three of the 31 courses required for graduation at another school, while a B.S.E. student may take no more than four of the required 36 at another school. Note that students may earn no more than two units of Princeton course credit in any given summer, regardless of whether the credit is granted by a Princeton-sponsored program or conferred as transfer credit from other U.S. or international schools.

Applying for Summer Courses

You must apply for approval for summer transfer courses by Dean’s Date of the spring term.

Learn more about the criteria and approval process when taking courses for transfer credit