Admission Volunteers (OVAL)
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Office of Undergraduate Admission. OVAL eligibility requirements are as follows:
OVAL members must be alumni (undergraduate or graduate) or parents of Stanford undergraduates with understanding of or willingness to learn about the Stanford undergraduate experience.
You are NOT eligible to participate in OVAL if you:
- are the parent, guardian or sibling of a student in their last year of high school, whether or not they plan to apply to Stanford
- work as a college admission professional (including high school guidance counselors and independent consultants)
- interview for any other undergraduate institution; or
- otherwise engage in volunteer or professional undergraduate admission related activities.
Parents may serve in volunteer roles of college fair representative, regional information session panelist or volunteer and admit reception host or volunteer, though parents who are not alumni themselves are not eligible to serve as interviewers or hosts of interview training workshops.
These requirements are designed to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. We strive to create a comfortable environment for both applicants and volunteers, as well as to safeguard the best interests of the University and its candidates for admission, by removing any suggestion of improper influence.
If you are not eligible to participate in OVAL at this time, we invite you to join us as soon as you are eligible. Update your OVAL profile with your current eligibility status as appropriate.
Service as an OVAL volunteer is a privilege and not a right. A volunteer may elect to end participation. The University reserves the right to remove volunteers from program participation (typically if program agreements and guidelines are not followed).Updated on September 13, 2016 1:59 PM