We welcome all qualified students to join our summer program. Admission for visiting (non-matriculated) students is handled by Stanford Summer Session and Stanford Summer College. Matriculated Stanford students (incoming & current) should enroll via Stanford's Axess system. In addition, all applicants should submit the SEWSS Registration Form.

In general, students should have current standing as an undergraduate or already possess an undergraduate degree. Stanford Summer College (High School) students are welcome to enroll in courses that are listed as open to undergraduate freshmen (consent of instructor will be required for most courses). Where applicable, solid background in college-level chemistry, biology, math and/or fluid mechanics are highly recommended. English language proficiency is also necessary.

sewss registration
Both Summer Visiting students and Stanford students are requested to submit the SEWSS Registration Form in order to communicate timely information and updates.


scholars program
Registered Summer Visiting students enrolled in 3 or more SEWSS courses are eligible for the SEWSS Scholars Program. Scholars successfully completing and earning C- letter-grade (1.7) or higher credit (S grades accepted) in each of three courses in this program are awarded a Letter of Recognition. Candidates must also participate in at least one SEWSS seminar, one SEWSS workshop, and one SEWSS field trip.

tuition & housing
Tuition rate and other fees for summer programs are published by the Stanford Summer Sessions office. On-campus summer housing may be available through the Stanford Housing Assignments office.

calendar 2018
Early December 2017 Summer Session Visitor Admissions begins (for non-matriculated students)
April 8 Axess Enrollment begins
June 24 Summer Session Orientation for Visiting Students
June 25 Classes begin
June 25 Preliminary Study List Deadline
June 29 Writing Workshop
June 29 SEWSS Welcome Pizza Social
July 4 US Independence Day Holiday Observed - No classes
July 6 Presentation Workshop
July 6 Research Laboratory Tour
July 6 Final Study List Deadline
July 27 Term Withdrawal Deadline
August 3 Change of grading basis deadline.
August 3 Course withdrawal deadline.
August 16 Last day of classes
August 17-18 Exam period
September 1 Deadline to register for SEWSS Scholars Program

Environmental Engineering & Science Program Office
Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building
473 Via Ortega, Room 254
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4020

Voice: (650) 725-2390
Fax: (650) 725-3164
Email: ewssummer@stanford.edu

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Why should I choose SEWSS?
SEWSS is a scholarly program that aims to draw students desiring to develop an advanced understanding of environmental topics in order to apply this knowledge in a non-passive decision-making role. Unlike distance learning alternatives, SEWSS offers actual for-credit Stanford classes that blends Stanford students with visiting students for a mutually beneficial and interactive classroom experience. Also, our instructors all have Stanford academic appointments, and are practicing experts in their subject matter. Along with our certificate option, SEWSS challenges students to explore the cutting edge of the environmental field and attain an advanced level of critical and innovative thinking, thus contributing to fresh and authoritative perspectives.
Why should I choose the Summer Session at Stanford University?
Stanford University's Summer Session offers a diverse curriculum of the highest scholarly quality. This program provides an opportunity for students to learn from and interact with Stanford's esteemed instructors and researchers. By participating in the summer session, students are able to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and make new connections. Watch the "Summer Session Students' Experience" video on YouTube for more information.
How do I apply for the SEWSS Program?
Summer Visitors should complete the online application for either Stanford Summer Session or Stanford Summer College. International visiting students are advised to apply early in order to complete student visa processing requirements. Incoming and current Stanford students do not need to complete an application and can enroll when Axess opens for summer term enrollment. All students are asked to fill in a SEWSS Registration Form (registration is independent of the admission decision).
Is this program open to visitors (non-matriculated students)?
Yes, any summer visitor (graduate, undergraduate and high school) admitted by the Stanford Summer Session office is eligible to participate in the SEWSS program. Summer Visitor applicants should complete the Stanford Summer Session application form, and submit the SEWSS Registration Form. Stanford Summer College students may be eligible for courses open to freshmen pending consent of the instructor. View the Course Selection Helper for an overview of course enrollment eligibility.
Is this program open to matriculated Stanford students?
Yes, matriculated Stanford students in any program may enroll in the SEWSS courses through Axess. New EES and EFMH students offered admission in Fall 2018 may have their offer adjusted to allow admission in Summer 2018 by contacting their Stanford program administrator.
Do the SEWSS courses satisfy Stanford's General Education Requirements?
One or more of the SEWSS courses may satisfy the undergraduate GER Area Requirement for Disciplinary Breadth in Engineering and Applied Sciences. Consult ExploreCourses to determine which courses would meet this GER.
Is this program open to undergraduate students?
This program is open to undergraduate students as well as graduate students. Undergraduate students may enroll in any of the courses with a course code of 199 or lower. An undergraduate student with outstanding academic records interested in a course with a course code in the range of 200 to 299 should seek the consent of the instructor before enrolling. Suitability of these courses may also depend on the number of courses in the course load. View the Course Selection Helper for an overview of course enrollment eligibility.
Is this program open to SSIHP students?
Yes, Stanford Summer International Honors Program (SSIHP) students may enroll in any SEWSS course that matches their current level of study at their home institution. For courses with limited enrollment, SSIHP students should contact the instructor before classes begin. SSIHP students should also submit the SEWSS Registration Form.
Is this program open to Stanford Summer College students?
Students accepted into the Stanford High School Summer College may apply to enroll in any SEWSS course that is open to undergraduate freshmen. Interested Summer College students should (a) submit the SEWSS Registration Form, and (b) obtain the consent of the instructor to enroll (only for courses numbered 100 or higher except the seminar course). Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of academic preparation as well as available space in the class roster. View the Course Selection Helper for an overview of course enrollment eligibility.
Should I choose the 1xx or 2xx course code?
Where a course is offered with two course codes, only graduate students may enroll in the course using the 2xx course code. Summer College and undergraduate students should enroll in the course using the 1xx course code.
How can I find out when and where a class takes place?
All classes are scheduled by the Stanford Registrar. Official Stanford University class schedules can be found at ExploreCourses. From the Stanford Bulletin Explore Courses landing page, click on the Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) link then select "Summer" under "term offered" to find a list that includes the SEWSS courses.
Can I take a course for CR/NC?
Some courses do not offer a CR/NC option, and require that a Letter Grade be given. Check Explore Courses to find the course information and its grading scheme.
What is a variable units course?
A few of our courses allow the student to choose the workload which is reflected in the number of units of academic credit earned. More units usually corresponds to extra work. In courses with variable units, students are responsible for selecting the number of units in Axess and submitting the corresponding work required. The number of units may also affect tuition fees.
Can I participate in the SEWSS Scholars Program?
Summer visiting students who are admitted through Stanford Summer Session and enrolled in Axess for at least three SEWSS courses are eligible to participate in our SEWSS Scholars Program. To qualify for a Letter of Recognition (referred to as Document of Completion by Stanford Summer Session), the student must have earned a C- letter-grade (1.7) or higher credit (S grades accepted) in three SEWSS courses, and participated in at least one SEWSS seminar, one SEWSS workshop and one SEWSS field trip. Eligible students must have submitted a SEWSS Registration form by July 8 and the SEWSS Scholars Program registration form by July 15. Students who fulfill the academic and participation requirements of the program must email their Stanford Official Transcript in PDF format to ewssummer@stanford.edu by October 1 to complete qualification.
Which courses qualify for the SEWSS Scholars Program?
Only SEWSS courses qualify for the SEWSS Scholars Program. These are the courses listed on the SEWSS home page.
How many courses do I have to take?
If you will need Stanford University to sponsor an F-1 Student Visa to attend the program, you will need to enroll in at least 8 units of coursework which usually is equivalent to three courses. Otherwise, you are welcome to take as few or as many courses as you like. We recommend you take at most four courses during the session. Except for the SEWSS Certificate program, not all courses have to be from the SEWSS program.
Will I get into a course if I am on the waiting list?
Several SEWSS courses have limited enrollment and some students may be placed on the waiting list. We recommend that you let the instructor know that you are interested in the course and attend the first lecture.
Can I take other Stanford Summer Session courses?
Yes, a mix of SEWSS and non-SEWSS courses in the study list is possible. However, only courses from the SEWSS program would count towards the SEWSS Program certificate.
Can I audit courses?
Effective summer 2012, Stanford's audit policies have changed. Summer visitors (domestic and international) are no longer offered the option to audit courses. Stanford Visiting Scholars or Postdoctoral Research Scholars should contact the instructor to find out whether you have his/her permission to audit the SEWSS course. Audit courses do not count towards the certificate.
Do I need a Permission Number to enroll?
A permission number may be issued for courses with limited enrollment. Courses with an enrollment limit will be shown in Axess.
Do I need Consent of Instructor to enroll?
Situations in which Consent of Instructor are required are listed in the Course Selection Helper. In general, Summer College (High School) students should seek Consent of Instructor to enroll in courses numbered 100 and higher except for CEE 179S. Graduate students should seek Consent of Instructor to enroll in courses numbered 99 or lower.
Is Financial Aid available?
The SEWSS program does not offer financial aid to either matriculated or non-matriculated students.
Can these courses be used for transfer credit?
Consult with the registrar and your major advisor at your matriculating institution to determine the eligibility of this coursework for transfer credit. The registered coursework grades will be officially recorded by the Stanford Registrar, and a Stanford academic transcript with your results can be obtained.
Does the program offer extracurricular activities?
We usually offer a number of academic or social activities. We have in the past offered a variety of workshops, field trips, and social events. Space is normally limited.
When does the program end?
The program concludes at the end of the exam period.
What is the ranking of Stanford University's Environmental Engineering program?
Stanford's Environmental Engineering program is ranked by US News & World Report in 2018 as #2 in Undergraduate Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Programs, and #2 in Graduate Environmental / Environmental Health Engineering Programs. Five Stanford Environmental Engineering faculty (Professors P. McCarty, P. Roberts, R. Street, R. Luthy and J. Leckie) have the distinction of being elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and one (Professor P. McCarty) was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize in 2007.

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