First-Year Applicants

Requirements and Deadlines

Required Application Components

  • Common Application
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request
  • ACT or SAT test scores (test optional)
  • School Report form and counselor letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s) or academic results
  • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
  • Midyear transcript (due by February 15)

Application Deadlines

Submit your Common Application by 11:59 p.m. (in your local timezone) on the applicable deadline.


Early Action


Application with Optional Arts Portfolio

October 15 December 5

Standard Application Deadline

November 1

January 5

Notification of Missing Documents



Decision Released By


Early April

Student Reply Date

May 1

May 1

Stanford reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received.

Applicants are limited to a total of three applications for undergraduate admission, whether for first-year admission, transfer admission or a combination of both. If you have submitted fewer than three applications to Stanford, you may reapply.

Updated on August 29, 2023 11:02 AM