Undergraduate Admission

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Regular decisions released on March 27

The Office of Undergraduate Admission released decisions to Regular Decision and deferred applicants on Friday, March 27 at 4 p.m. (PDT).
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Decisions are available in the Application Status Portal . If you have not yet logged in or are having difficulty logging in to your portal, reset your credentials by selecting “Forgot Your Password?” from the login page.

Montag Hall Closed

In light of the current concerns about COVID-19, the Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission at Montag Hall will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. We continue to process and evaluate applications, and will do our best to reply promptly to messages at admission@stanford.edu.

All Tours, Programs, And Information Sessions Suspended

In response to COVID-19 and in accordance with recently released guidelines from federal and county agencies, all Visitor Center tours from Monday, March 9 through at least Friday, May 1 have been suspended, and no student led tours of campus will be offered this spring. The Visitor Center is now closed as well until further notice.

Urgent announcement regarding Admit Weekend

We are canceling the in-person Admit Weekend event, for prospective undergraduates who have been or will be offered admission to Stanford, scheduled for the weekend of April 23-26. While we are disappointed to take this step, we believe it is prudent given the continued spread of COVID-19 and changing travel conditions.
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We will be working, however, to develop replacement programming, and we’re excited by the possibilities for an innovative and compelling virtual experience for our admitted students to the Class of 2024. Go Cardinal!

For students applying to Stanford in 2020–21

We know the coronavirus situation is creating unprecedented challenges for students and families throughout the world.

For those of you soon embarking on the college application process, we understand recent developments are adding stress, including exam cancellations and changes in spring semester grading.
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Please know we are committed to working with you and offering as much flexibility as possible. We want to reassure you that you will not be penalized or at a disadvantage in the review of your application.

Specifically, you will not be at a disadvantage if you are unable to submit AP or Subject Test scores (these scores are not required for Stanford’s application). Similarly, you will not be at a disadvantage if your school adopts a pass/fail grading policy.

One of our core values is to practice holistic admission, and we will continue to review all pieces in the application as an integrated whole, in the context of the unprecedented events we are living through now.

As the situation unfolds, we will continue to post updates as we have them. We are in this together, and we hope to navigate these difficult times with you and serve as a resource as you begin your college application journey.