Transfer Requirements & Process
Stanford accepts either the Coalition Application or the Common Application. Both applications ask about information such as:
- Birthplace and date
- Family background
- Schools attended
- Academic honors, extracurricular involvement and work experience
Our holistic review allows us to consider each applicant's unique circumstances and educational background. We recognize that many of our transfer applicants have followed non-traditional routes to higher education, and we welcome the diverse perspectives these students bring to campus. Additionally, we understand that family, personal or financial circumstances may prevent students from participating in traditional extracurricular activities; use the application to explain your specific situation.
The Stanford section of the application is an opportunity to describe some of your favorite activities and interests. You will also write three short essays. These responses help us understand your experiences, ideas and insights.
No two applicants are the same, so we take great care to ensure we review your application within the context of your surroundings. The information you provide assists us in interpreting and evaluating your transcript, test scores, essays and letters of recommendation.Updated on September 19, 2016 3:28 PM