Course selection occurs each semester (in December and in April) for the following semester. Course selection follows a period of academic advising during which students review academic plans with their advisers. (Students receive information on advising from their advising office: the residential colleges, SEAS, or academic departments.
- Writing Seminar Enrollment. To enroll in a writing seminar, visit the Princeton Writing Program online.
- Freshman Seminar Enrollment. To enroll in a freshman seminar, visit online.
- Students Currently on Foreign Study. Students studying abroad who will be returning in the spring should e-mail their proposed spring courses to their Departmental Representative and/or departmental adviser. The Dep. Rep./adviser will reply indicating approval of your choices.
- Courses Requiring Application or interview. Course Offerings indicates if a course requires an application or interview. You must visit the pertinent department to receive permission in order to enroll in these courses. Departments grant the permission electronically such that when an approved student attempts to enroll in the course on the web, the enrollment is accepted. Students who do not receive prior departmental approval will not be able to enroll in Application Courses. Students on foreign study should e-mail both the pertinent instructor and undergraduate department administrator about getting into courses requiring permission or application.
- Courses with Limits. Departments may set numeric limits, and the computer will close the course when the limit is reached.
- Changing Courses After the Add/Drop Period
The deadline for add/drop is the end of the second week of classes each semester. After that period, you will be charged $45 per course for changes to your spring term schedule. You may use TigerHub to drop courses through the end of the ninth week of classes.
Be sure to let your departmental representative or adviser know if you intend to drop a departmental course, as this may affect your departmental requirements. Seniors also need the approval of their residential college dean to drop spring term courses. You should present your residential college dean with a completed Course Enrollment Worksheet, listing the course or courses you wish to drop, and for him or her to approve changes. The worksheet is available as a .pdf document on the TigerHub website. Copies are also available in your residential college office, and in the Office of the Registrar. Remember, dropping courses without your academic adviser’s approval may put your graduation at risk.