Undergraduate Admission


For students who may be affected by natural disasters

We understand these situations may present challenges to meeting Stanford’s Restrictive Early Action deadline of November 1. Students seeking an extension to the deadline should contact our office at credentials@stanford.edu.
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Stanford will grant a fee waiver to any student for whom the application fee is a financial hardship. Read our fee waiver instructions to apply.

Counselors and teachers may also face challenges meeting the November 1 deadline. We have a grace period in place that extends to November 11.

For students unable to gather all supporting materials, such as letters of recommendation, we will review their files to the best of our ability.

Another option is for students to change their application plan to Regular Decision in order to have more time for all components of the application to arrive. Students must request this change on or before December 1.

We encourage students unable to meet the October 15 arts portfolio deadline to apply Regular Decision and submit their materials by December 1. Because of the arts review timeline, we are unable to extend arts portfolio deadlines.

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A sophomore's perspective on New Student Orientation (NSO)

The Stanford Daily

Welcome Class of 2023 - 129th Opening Convocation Ceremony

In a ceremony that marks the beginning of the academic year, Stanford leaders and a Stanford senior welcomed the university’s newest cohort of young scholars – the 1,702 first-year students and 20 transfer students – and their families and friends to the Farm.

129th Opening Convocation Ceremony