Dates and Deadlines

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  • Early October
    PiB Applications available

  • January 15th
    APPLICATION DEADLINE for those Applying for Financial Aid
    (Princeton University freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are not held to this deadline)

  • January 31st

  • January - April
    Students receive notification of admissions status, along with financial aid award if applicable

  • For all admitted students: DEADLINE to turn in $800 Deposit and registration forms is 2 weeks after admission date

  • March
    PiB handbook and preparation materials available for download to all PiB students who have paid their deposit

  • April 15th
    Tuition balance due, 2018 attendees finalized

  • April - May
    Textbooks and invitation/acceptance letters distributed to students
    (All PiBers are responsible for obtaining their own China visas and purchasing their textbooks thereafter)

  • June 22nd
    Students arrive in Beijing

  • June 23rd
    Students take Placement Exams

  • June 24th
    Opening Ceremony and Language Pledge begins

  • June 25th
    Classes begin

  • July 19th - 22nd
    Midterm Break (after exams on Thurs, ending on Sun)

  • August 17th
    Classes end

  • August 18th - 19th
    Students depart from Beijing (students are responsible for housing costs after the night of August 18)