What is FSI Online?

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 titled Ways of Knowing;
  • Connect in structured exchanges with faculty, staff, and peers;
  • 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 2024, FSI Online will be held from July 2-August 22. Scholars will take one credit-bearing course.

FSI alumni are also invited to apply to join Princeton’s four-year Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP), designed for students from backgrounds historically underrepresented at Princeton, and for whom the university presents a new and different academic and social culture. SIFP especially welcomes first-generation college and lower-income applicants, military veterans, transfer students, and others seeking a supportive scholarly community. Becoming a SIFP Fellow allows undergraduates at all levels to build on the academic and co-curricular foundation established during FSI, or, for students who didn’t participate in FSI, to join its vibrant community for the first time. SIFP Fellows participate in workshops, roundtables, and advising events that support academic achievement, facilitate mentorship across FSI cohorts, and provide ongoing academic and professional development opportunities.