INTRODUCTION

Students often focus on getting in rather than representing themselves authentically. This is the moment to think deeply about who you are and what matters to you.

Have confidence in what you have done and trust where you are going. Believe in yourself and reflect carefully on how you want to present yourself. In the strongest applications we read, a student's genuine voice stands out.

Our staff is privileged to read your application and learn about your achievements, talents and goals. We approach the admission process with sincere respect for you, and we will give your application our most serious consideration. Thank you for your interest in Stanford. We wish you all the best.

TOPICS

Application Deadlines & Fee

Application Deadlines & Fees

Access both freshman and transfer testing and application deadlines in addition to fee and fee waiver instructions.

Restrictive Early Action or Regular Decision

Restrictive Early Action or Regular Decision

Stanford offers two application plans for prospective freshmen: Restrictive Early Action or Regular Decision. Learn more about each option.

Freshman Requirements & Process

Freshman Requirements & Process

Access our Freshman Application Instructions and Checklist. Applicants must submit all documents by November 1 (Restrictive Early Action) or January 3 (Regular Decision) to be considered.

Transfer Requirements & Process

Transfer Requirements & Process

Access our Transfer Application Instructions and Checklist. This section explains the requirements for transfer admission. Applicants must submit all documents by March 15 to be considered.

International Applicants

International Applicants

This section offers additional information for international students. Please note that we do not have a separate application for international students. The freshman or transfer requirements apply to international students with few exceptions.

Veterans

Veterans

Military veterans apply by following the requirements for either the freshman or the transfer application. However, some unique considerations are highlighted and clarified in this section.

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Discover Stanford

Discover Stanford is a two-part program intended for high school juniors and seniors (and their parents) interested in applying for admission to Stanford University.

Stanford Preview

Download a copy of the latest Stanford Preview to see a list of undergraduate programs of study and review our applicant profile.