How to Apply to PSJP
The application for the summer of 2023 is now live closed. We are no longer accepting new applications.
If you are currently a 9th or 10th grader, you can sign-up here to be contacted when the application opens in future years.
Students apply in the winter-spring of their junior year and participate in the program during the summer following their junior year through the end of their senior year. No exceptions will be made for students in any other grades.
2023 Program Dates: Taking advantage of lessons learned during the virtual experience of the program in 2020-2022, the Princeton Summer Journalism Program will run the first-ever hybrid summer intensive during the summer of 2023. Participants will attend virtual workshops and lectures and complete related assignments online in July. The summer intensive will culminate with a 10-day residential experience on Princeton's campus from July 28 - August 7, 2023.
Students complete three rounds to apply for PSJP. Details for each round are below.
Application Rounds 1, 2, and 3
The application for the 2023 Princeton Summer Journalism Program is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications.
Students complete an online application, which asks for details about academics and family finances, contact information for guidance counselors, and an unofficial high school transcript. Students must also write three short responses and one longer article. Online applications are typically due in late February.
During this round, applicants must also provide the contact information for one teacher and one high school counselor who will submit a recommendation and school transcript and profile, respectively, on their behalf. Supporting materials are due one week after the application.
PSJP will notify semi-finalists of their decisions in late March. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit additional documents, including federal taxes and family income information and samples from a high school newspaper or publication, if available. Detailed instructions will be sent to students invited to this round.
A select number of students will be chosen as finalists and invited to interview via video conference for the final round of the application process. More information will be provided to those students when the time comes.
All participants will be notified of their final decisions by late-May.
For more information about the application process, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.