Transfer Application Requirements

In response to COVID-19

Our standard requirements are below. In light of challenges related to COVID-19, some requirements have changed for applications submitted during the 2021–2022 and 2022–23 academic years. Please see our COVID-19 application updates for details.


Required Application Components

  • Coalition Application or Common Application
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request 
  • ACT or SAT test scores (refer to testing for score reporting policies)
  • Official high school transcript (should include your graduation date). Visit our Transcripts and College Report page for information about equivalent documents you may submit.
  • Official transcript(s) from every college/university attended
  • College Report (a form completed by a school official that provides information about your standing at your current or most recent institution)
  • Letters of recommendation from two academic instructors

Optional Arts Portfolio

  • The Arts Portfolio is optional and may be submitted to highlight extraordinary talent in the arts.

After submitting your application

  • You will receive an application acknowledgement email from Stanford once your application has been processed. Double-check that your email address is valid to ensure you receive all correspondence.
  • Check your Stanford portal regularly to track the receipt of all required materials.
  • Add to your email address book or safe senders list.
  • Consider applying for financial aid. Visit for deadlines and details.

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 freshman admission, transfer admission or a combination of both. If you have submitted fewer than three applications to Stanford, you may reapply.

Updated on November 4, 2021 11:25 AM