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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Holds and Degree Rescission

By†applying for admission to Stanford University academic programs, applicants certify that the information they provide in their applications is their own work and, to the best of their knowledge, is complete and accurate. As also noted in the application materials, Stanford reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission under certain circumstances, including: 1) if there is a significant drop in academic performance or a failure to graduate (in the applicant's current program); 2) if there has been a misrepresentation in or a violation of any of the terms of the application process; or 3) if the University learns that an applicant has engaged in behavior prior to matriculation that indicates a serious lack of judgment or integrity.†Indeed (and for example), Stanford may rescind an applicant's admission at any time, including after attendance and after degree conferral, if it determines, for example, that an individual has been admitted to Stanford on the basis of having provided false information or has withheld requested information.†The University further reserves the right to require applicants to provide additional information and/or authorization for the release of information about any such matter, and to place a hold on registration and/or the conferral of a degree during the investigation into any such matter.† ††

Similarly, Stanford University awards degrees on the basis of successful completion of all program requirements in accordance with Stanford's Honor Code requiring academic honesty and integrity. The University reserves the right to rescind any degree (even after conferral) if the program requirements have not been so completed, and to place a hold on issuing a degree during the investigation into any such matter.

Students with unmet financial (or other university) obligations resulting in the placement of a hold on their registration cannot receive a transcript, statement of completion, degree certificate, or diploma until the hold is released.

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