Transfer Application Requirements

Transcripts and College Report

An official high school transcript (or equivalent, such as a GED), official transcript(s) from every college/university attended, and a college report are required.

  • Ask your high school to submit your official high school transcript (including your graduation date). If you attended an international high school and you have leaving exams (such as A-Levels or IB results), you are required to submit these scores. If ¬†there are challenges to obtaining your high school transcript, you may send a copy of your high school diploma, a document that indicates you have graduated from high school, or a copy of your leaving exams.
  • Ask an official at your current institution to fill out a college report form.
    • To locate the Common Application College Report form, go to the Common App Program Materials page and scroll down to "Offline Documents."
    • To locate the Coalition Application Transfer Report form, go to the "Official Documents" tab.
  • Request official transcripts from every college/university from which you have earned credit.
  • A mid-term grade report is not required for transfer admission.

Give school personnel ample time to complete and send the forms prior to the March 15 application deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that we receive official copies of all college transcripts.

College Report

In a college report, your academic dean, advisor or other school administrator enters your college GPA and information regarding your academic standing at the institution. This information is essential for the review of your application.

College Curriculum Recommendations

The primary criterion for admission to Stanford is academic excellence. We seek evidence of your preparation and potential to succeed in your academic record. Your college transcript should reflect that you have taken a rigorous and balanced curriculum. There are no required courses for admission to Stanford. If you have attended college for more than one year, we expect that you have begun to focus on a potential major area of study.

If you are applying during your second year of college, or later, your college record will receive more attention than your high school results. If you are applying during your first year of college, your high school transcript will receive increased attention.  

How to Submit Required Materials

  • High school and college officials may submit application materials online through the application, by email attachment to credentials@stanford.edu or by regular mail to the following address:
      • Office of Undergraduate Admission
        Stanford University
        Montag Hall - 355 Galvez Street
        Stanford, CA 94305-6106
  • When ordering college transcripts, please use credentials@stanford.edu as the contact email.
  • Materials submitted by others may take several days to process. If your checklist is not complete by the deadline, please simply check your Application Status portal regularly until we have processed received all items.
Updated on December 19, 2019 3:55 PM