Freshman Application Requirements
Students who wish to highlight their extraordinary talent in the fine or performing arts—may submit an Arts Portfolio through SlideRoom. This application component is entirely optional and will be reviewed at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admission and the fine arts faculty. Submitting an Arts Portfolio requires the use of the Common Application, rather than the Coalition Application, to enable access to SlideRoom.*
Applicants may submit an Arts Portfolio in one of the following departments:
*Arts Portfolio materials must be submitted through SlideRoom. Items mailed to Stanford will not be returned.
Arts Portfolio applicants have often received significant awards and honors at a state, national or international level, and we also know there are students who are accomplished across a number of art forms. For the application process, candidates should submit a portfolio in the area that best represents their strength in the arts and the art form they are most likely to pursue in college.
Please note that if you submit an Arts Portfolio, you are not required to major in the arts at Stanford. Similarly, we welcome the participation of all students in the arts. If you do not submit an Arts Portfolio, you may still study or participate in the arts at Stanford and are encouraged to do so.
Arts Portfolio Deadlines
Freshman applicants must submit their application and Arts Portfolio by the earlier deadlines below. Test scores, transcripts, school reports and letters of recommendation may arrive by the usual deadlines. For 2019–20, Arts Portfolio applicants must first complete their Common Application in order to ensure access to SlideRoom.
- October 15 for Restrictive Early Action Applicants
- December 1 for Regular Decision Applicants