Think about your fall term course choices and take advantage of summer advising resources that support your transition to Princeton. At Princeton, we value intellectual discovery and the ideals of a liberal arts education. Whether you have a good sense of what you'd like to study or are undecided, expect to discover new areas of interest here. Our advice: Remain curious and open to what might capture your interest! Summer Advising Resources for New Students Your Path to Princeton Your Path to Princeton provides you with an introduction to the undergraduate experience and will help you forge connections with the University even before you arrive on campus. Here you will have access to frequently asked questions about campus and academic life, information about move-in and Orientation, and other important University resources. Departmental Placement Tests Placement tests are just one instrument to help you enter course sequences at a place that will help you thrive. We use a combination of AP, IB, A-level, SAT, and Princeton-based placement tests to recommend placement. Different departments offer placement tests at different times – some in the summer (foreign languages and computer science) and some closer to the start of classes (physics, chemistry, and math). Faculty advisers and directors of undergraduate studies are available to talk with you about course placement. More information will be sent to you throughout the summer as you prepare to matriculate. ClassPath ClassPath is an interactive, ungraded online academic advising course that you'll complete the summer before you arrive on campus. Designed to help you feel ready for your first meeting with your faculty adviser, you'll participate in self-reflection activities, discussions with your advising group (zee group), connect with your PAA, and explore Princeton's rich and diverse curriculum. Peer Academic Advisers Your Peer Academic Adviser (PAA) will offer a student perspective on academic life at Princeton. You will receive an email from your PAA in July and they'll help guide you through the ClassPath online advising course. Your PAA is one of many advisers who will help you navigate Princeton; others include your faculty adviser, residential college adviser (RCA), and residential college deans. Faculty Advisers Your faculty adviser will reach out to you over the summer and meet with you during Orientation before you register for fall courses. Your faculty adviser will continue to offer course advice and academic mentorship until you declare a major, when you'll be assigned an adviser in your academic department. Orientation During Orientation, you'll explore the values of our community and launch your academic path. You'll meet with your faculty and peer advisers and attend a College Academic Meeting led by your residential college staff. You’ll also have the chance to explore departments and curricular options during our Academic Expo. Visit the Orientation website to learn more. Fall Course Selection During Orientation, you’ll select your fall courses in TigerHub. Advisers will be available to help you with any questions. Useful Information Academic Advising Define and progress on your academic path with the help of a community of academic advisers. Connect with advisers Peer Academic Advisers Seek advice on classes, majors, and life at Princeton from trained juniors and seniors who’ve been there. Find your PAA Forms Academic Planning Form Complete this form every semester before you meet with your faculty adviser to discuss your academic interests and course choices for the next semester. Additional Resources Course Offerings Find complete information about undergraduate and graduate courses by term. Undergraduate Announcement Review academic regulations, programs of study, and undergraduate course offerings in this publication released each August. First-Year Academic Guide Find answers to common questions and concerns that are likely to arise during your first year at Princeton. Health Professions Health Professions Advising (HPA) Explore and prepare for careers in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions. TigerHub Complete academic and enrollment functions using this convenient online portal. Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities Understand the principles, policies, and procedures that inform student rights and responsibilities.