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Admission to the PPE Program

Due to the rigorous and interdisciplinary nature of its subject matter, and to ensure a high quality educational experience, the PPE program will be selective (as it is in many other PPE programs in the U.S.) and require an application. Applications are considered for a limited period in the Winter term. Applicants will be notified of admission before registration for Fall term classes. Newly entering transfer students who need to declare a major may apply in the Fall term. Application deadlines will be announced on the PPE website. The optimal time for a student to apply to PPE is the Winter term of the sophomore year. 

It is advisable for second-year applicants to have completed or be currently enrolled in the prerequisites to the major, and at least one further course that can be counted toward the major. However, applications are welcome from all students who have concrete plans to promptly complete all prerequisites. Admissions will be primarily based on the grade point average in the prerequisite courses and other courses satisfying PPE requirements, overall grade point average, and a brief personal statement. Admission to PPE is conditional on earning C- or better in all prerequisites (with a C or better in the calculus prerequisite).