Summer STEM Fellows
Princeton will be offering a small suite of STEM courses in summer 2023, including MAT 104, MAT 175, MAT 201, MAT 202, and PHY 110. These courses are designed to offer students with demonstrated academic need an opportunity to take or re-take foundational courses necessary for their degree and/or concentration advancement. All courses will be taught in person at Princeton; attendance in person is required (students missing more than two classes may not be permitted to continue in the course and be required to withdraw. If withdrawal happens after June 16th, a W will be recorded on the student’s transcript. Students enrolled in one Summer STEM course may not work or participate in an internship for more than 15 hours per week while enrolled. Students enrolled in two Summer STEM courses are not eligible for any other work or internship opportunity with the University.
Courses will run from June 5th- August 4th. Reading period and finals will be the week of August 6th. 11th . Monday, June 19th and Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd-4th will be observed as University holidays.
The course times will be as follows:
- MAT courses will run Monday-Thursday from 9-10:20 AM with problem sessions on Fridays from 9-10:20AM
- PHY time is TBA, but will not conflict with MAT course times.
To be eligible, students must
1) Be enrolled at Princeton in Spring 2023 (or have eligibility and approval from their Residential College Dean to be reinstated in Summer 2023).
Courses will be capped at 25 students and admissions will be by application. All students are invited to apply but, if demand is high, priority will be given to students with demonstrated academic need for the relevant course(s).
Priority Criteria: Have demonstrated academic need for the relevant course(s). Normally, demonstrated academic need will be limited to the following situations:
- A curricular impediment towards concentration eligibility or BSE degree candidacy (for instance, an AB student who needs the summer course to declare a concentration before junior fall or a BSE student who needs the summer course to maintain normal progress in term-time departmental requirements).
- An impediment towards a change in degree candidacy (usually, an AB first-year student who wishes to switch to the BSE program).
- A student who has entered into a structured 3-term sequence (like MAT 100-103-104) that concludes with the course in question in the summer term.
- A student who is two courses deficient in their degree to progress.
To apply, please complete the form below and submit prior to April 10th, 2023. You will be notified if you have secured a spot in the course by April 21st. Course slots are limited, so students will be prioritized based on academic need. Accepted students will need to finalize enrollment by May 5, 2023.
Tuition and Grant Structure Benefits
- Tuition Grant
- The cost of the course is $3500. Students on financial aid will be charged for the course based on the percentage of aid that they receive during the regular academic year. For instance, if a student receives aid to cover 50% of tuition during the academic year, they will receive a grant to cover for 50% of the course costs. Students receiving financial aid that covers their full tuition will receive grant to cover the full cost of the course tuition. Tuition will be billed at the start of the term and will be due by July 25th.
- Food and Housing/Personal/Books Expenses
- The following is the estimated cost of attendance for these courses:
- Food/Housing = $540/Week for 10 weeks (5400 total)
- Books/Personal= $88/week for 10 weeks (880 total) ($101/week for two course)
- Students may choose to live on campus or locally off-campus. The room rate on campus is $267/week. Students who choose to live on campus will be required to take a meal plan for at least 14 meals/week ($183/week). Students who live on campus will be placed in the Emma Bloomberg Center Room block; we cannot guarantee a particular room arrangement/roommate.
- Students on financial aid will receive a grant to help cover the cost of food, housing, books, and personal expenses in their attendance based on their academic year financial aid. For instance, if a student receives aid for 50% of tuition during the academic year, they will receive a grant to cover for 50% of their food, housing, personal, books, and travel expenses based on the estimated cost of attendance. Students receiving financial aid that covers their full tuition and living expenses during the AY will receive a grant to cover these estimated costs in full.
- Students who enroll in a summer course and drop prior to the start date will be responsible for returning any funds received for living and personal expenses in full.
- Students who drop a course after the start date but before June 16th will be charged 25% of course tuition. Any costs for living and books and personal expenses will be prorated based on the date they drop the course. Students withdrawing from the course after June 16th will be charged tuition on the following prorated basis (50% on/before June 28th, 75% on/before July 5) . Students withdrawing from the course more than 60% through the course (after July 5) will be charged the full tuition. A student who received financial assistance for program costs (e.g. housing, food, books, personal) prior to dropping may owe all or a portion of that assistance back to the University for the time that they are not enrolled in the course.
SIFP Summer STEM Program Awardees are expected to:
- Regularly attend, participate and engage in every class session (Students who miss more than 2 class sessions may not be permitted to continue in the course and may be required to withdraw from or fail the course).
- Complete and submit all required course work on time.
- Complete all courses with a passing grade.
Please review all of the course policies prior to application completion.
To participate, please complete the Summer Stem application by Monday, April 10th, 2023, at 5:00 PM EDT.