FSI Online

What is FSI Online?

Freshman Scholars Institute (Online) Overview

FSI Online is a seven-week, fully virtual academic and co-curricular bridge program designed primarily for first-generation and/or low-income (FLi) students. FSI online gives students an early opportunity to enroll in one online, credit-bearing Princeton course; connect in structured exchanges with faculty, staff, and peers; and gain familiarity with various academic and co-curricular campus resources. Through these experiences, students will be able to reflect upon the transition to college, learn to navigate university resources, establish early mentoring relationships with faculty, and develop the skills foundational to scholarly work. In the summer of 2023, FSI Online will be held from July 6-August 24. Scholars will take one credit-bearing course.


Important Dates

In the summer of 2023, FSI Online will run for 6 weeks, from July 1st to August 24, 2023. 

Here's what some previous participants have said about FSI Online!

  • “This program exceeded my expectations. I was worried that it wouldn't be as helpful as the FSI on campus because everything is virtual, but it actually was really useful and it helped me get so much better at budgeting my time and connecting with classmates and mentors.” 
  • “I am so happy and thankful I had the opportunity to do this. It has made me far more confident about transitioning into academic and social life at Princeton.”
  • “Thank you so much for this opportunity! It really helped to douse some of my fears about college writing and talking to professors.”