TSI Experience

TSI offers a full-time, for-credit academic curriculum alongside transfer success programming designed to help students identify and apply successfully to their target four-year colleges. Because life shouldn’t be all about school, Transfer Scholars also participate in a range of community-building programs on Princeton’s campus, and have numerous opportunities to engage with students and faculty in other Princeton programs.

Academic Experience

Every Transfer Scholar will take two Princeton courses for credit: WRI 100, and one “Quant Lab” course. Transfer Scholars will all take WRI 100 together, whereas their Quant Lab class will be determined by the scholarly interests, and will be taken alongside incoming Princeton first-years participating in the Freshman Scholars Institute.



Transfer Scholars will be placed in one of the following Quant Lab courses depending on their academic interests. Their classmates will be a mix of other Transfer Scholars as well as newly admitted Princeton undergraduates participating in the Freshman Scholars Institute. The following list of classes is subject to change based on availability and yearly course offerings from faculty and staff.

Co-Curricular Experience

TSI 2023 Cohort students - group photo at Grounds for Sculpture

Academic Support

TSI is designed to ensure students succeed in what can sometimes be challenging courses. Our faculty have a genuine commitment to working with diverse student populations, and the courses have been built to meet students where they are, not assuming strong background knowledge in the course material. Furthermore, each class has at least one embedded Course Fellow – a Princeton undergraduate with expertise in the subject matter, who serves as a near-peer mentor for the class. Finally, Transfer Scholars benefit from academic advising from Emma Bloomberg Center for Access & Opportunity's staff and other academic support resources on campus.

Students in classroom