Transfer Requirements & Process
We want to hear your individual voice in your writing. Write essays that reflect who you are and write in a natural style. Begin work on these essays early, and feel free to ask your friends and mentors to provide constructive feedback. Ask if the essay's tone sounds like your voice. While asking for feedback is suggested, do not enlist hired assistance in the writing of your essays.
Coalition Application Essay Prompts
The Coalition Application transfer essay prompts will be available when the transfer application is live.
Common Application Essay Prompts
The Transfer Common Application asks you to provide a statement addressing your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
Stanford Short Essays
Candidates respond to all three essay topics. There is a 100-word minimum and a 250-word maximum for each essay.
- Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development.
- Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate—and us—know you better.
- What matters to you, and why?