Freshman Requirements & Process

Arts Supplement

Applicants with extraordinary talent in the fine or performing arts may submit supplementary materials for review. While we expect that students with a vested interest in the arts will continue their participation at the collegiate level, an arts submission neither guarantees nor commits a student to participate in the arts at Stanford if admitted, nor does non-submission preclude such participation. The Arts Supplement is an optional component of the application.


Download and print the Arts Supplement Instructions

Arts Supplement Instructions



Notice to Students

The deadlines for the Arts Supplement and procedures for submitting the letter of recommendation (required for music supplements only) have changed since the initial publication of the instructions. Students should check the PDF instructions on this website in order to stay up to date on the instructions.

Arts Supplement Deadlines

In order to have your Arts Supplement considered in the review of your application, you must submit the Common Application, the Stanford Writing Supplement, and the application fee or fee waiver request by the Arts Supplement deadline. Your submission will not be reviewed if we do not have an application on file for you by the submission deadline.

  • October 15 for Restrictive Early Action Applicants
  • December 1 for Regular Decision Applicants


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Last update: June 25, 2014 7:29 PM