Freshman Requirements & Process
Students with extraordinary talent in the fine or performing arts—art practice, dance, music and theater—may submit an Arts Portfolio. The Arts Portfolio is a way for students intending to participate in the Stanford arts community to highlight their talents for the admission process. 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.
Download and print the Arts Portfolio Instructions
Arts Portfolio Deadlines
Earlier deadlines are in effect for the Common Application and the Arts Portfolio. Test scores, transcripts, the School Report, Counselor Recommendation and Teacher Evaluations may be submitted by the usual deadlines.
- October 15 for Restrictive Early Action Applicants
- December 1 for Regular Decision Applicants