Freshman Requirements & Process
Students who wish to highlight their extraordinary talent in the fine or performing arts—art practice, dance, music and theater—may submit an Arts Portfolio. These materials are entirely optional and will be reviewed at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the fine arts faculty.
Students who submit an Arts Portfolio are not required to major in the arts at Stanford. Similarly, students who do not submit an Arts Portfolio may still study or participate in the arts at Stanford.
- View the Arts Portfolio Instructions
Arts Portfolio Deadlines
Students must submit their application and Arts Portfolio by the earlier deadlines below. Test scores, transcripts, school reports and letters of recommendation may arrive by the usual deadlines. For 2016-17, Arts Portfolio applicants must use the Common Application in order to ensure access to SlideRoom.
- October 15 for Restrictive Early Action Applicants
- December 1 for Regular Decision Applicants