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For students who may be affected by natural disasters or other extreme situations

We understand these circumstances 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.