Updated testing policy for Fall 2022 applicants
For the upcoming 2021–22 admission cycle, Stanford will not require ACT or SAT scores for first year or transfer applicants. We recognize the ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including limited access to admission testing worldwide, and are extending this year's test optional policy to a second year.
Stanford is committed to a holistic review of all candidates. We consider the vast array of information provided in and with each student’s application, whether that information includes test scores or not. Students may continue to self-report test scores in their application if they would like. Applications without test scores will not be at a disadvantage. We urge students not to jeopardize their health or well-being to take future sittings of non-required tests.
The NCAA Eligibility Center has not yet announced a standardized testing policy for students who intend to play NCAA Division I or II sports starting in the 2022-23 academic year. Stanford will follow the NCAA's guidance when it is released for the upcoming application cycle.
Updated decision release date for Regular Decision and deferred applicants
This year, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will release decisions for Regular Decision and deferred applicants by Friday, April 9. We are also extending the deadline by which students can confirm their enrollment to Monday, May 3. This new timeline reflects a notable increase in our application numbers and our commitment to maintaining a thoughtful and thorough review.