Regular Decision is Stanford's traditional application option. We employ the same standards for admission in Regular Decision as we do in Restrictive Early Action.
The majority of admitted students are evaluated and offered admission during Regular Decision. The application deadline for Regular Decision is January 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Change of Application Plan
If you originally applied under Regular Decision and would like to be considered as a Restrictive Early Action applicant, follow these instructions:
- Request a change in status on or before November 1 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must confirm the request has been received to ensure the change has been made.
- Withdraw any early applications you may have submitted elsewhere.