Applications and Recommendations Due Friday, December 1st, 2017, at 12:00 NOON.


We are delighted that you are interested in serving as an RCA in one of the six residential colleges. We invite you to review the information below. We hope you will then proceed to submit an application to serve as an adviser.

When: The Application Deadline

All applications will be available on Thursday, October 26th, at 9:00 a.m. All applications must be submitted by Friday, December 1st, 2017, at 12:00 NOON. Please note that your two recommendations are also due by this date.


Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview. In determining whether an interview will be offered, the college will consider factors including (but not limited to) the candidate’s demonstrated interest in and aptitude for the RCA position, commitment to and involvement in the campus community, academic record, and disciplinary standing.

Who & What: The Adviser Position

Advisers are of critical importance to the Princeton experience. The position is one of great responsibility, and the work is both challenging and rewarding. Before continuing with the application, please read through the Adviser information to acquaint yourself with the general responsibilities of advisers and the specific character of the different advising positions. You also may wish to review answers to Frequently Asked Questions.


All new applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, which are due electronically no later than Friday, December 1st, 2017, at 12:00 NOON. No more than one recommendation may be from a current Princeton undergraduate student who serves as a peer leader (RCA, team captain, OA leader, etc.). Only two letters of recommendation may be submitted. We strongly recommend you input the names of your two recommenders (which generates the e-mail to them) no later than Friday, November 17th to ensure that they complete the recommendation by the deadline of Friday, December 1st. If both recommendations have not been received by the deadline, your application will be considered incompleted.

Returning advisers need not submit recommendations.

Thank you for your interest, the RCA Application is currently closed.