Transfer Applicants

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 2022–23 academic year. Please see our COVID-19 application updates for details.

Requirements and Deadlines

Required Application Components

  • Common Application
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request 
  • ACT or SAT test scores (refer to testing optional for 2022–23; 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

Application and Testing Deadlines

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

Application with or without optional Arts Portfolio Deadline March 15

Materials for Arts Portfolio

March 20

Notification of Missing Documents


Decision Released By


Student Reply Date

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

Updated on October 14, 2022 3:18 PM