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Admissions Dates

2017 Admissions Dates

Admission Round Early Regular Extended
Application Deadline January 25 February 22 March 29
Notification Date March 1 April 5 April 26

The Application

In addition to the Preliminary Application, a complete application consists of:

  • A submitted Online Application – Available after completing the Preliminary Application.
  • Payment of the $50 application fee – This fee can be paid online using a credit card. Instructions for payment can be found at the end of the Online Application.
  • Work samples – Many courses require samples of student work. Please visit our Materials Required page for a detailed list of required and optional Work Samples.
  • A copy of your most recent grade report and at least two previous years of school transcripts – Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Teacher recommendation – On the Online Application, you will be able to request a recommendation from 1-4 teachers qualified to comment on your performance and ability in the Summer Institute subject area(s) to which you are applying. You may submit more than one recommendation form if you are applying to multiple subject areas.
  • A copy of a recent standardized exam score report – Any standardized exam administered at the international, national, or state level is acceptable. A standardized exam is an externally administered test which provides both a score report as well as an evaluation of the score relative to other test takers. While any standardized test score is acceptable, applicants who have recently taken the ACT, PSAT, SAT, or TOEFL should submit their results with application materials.

Materials Required

In order to fully assess each applicant, the Summer Institutes require several items that allow students to highlight their academic talents and interests.

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Tuition is all-inclusive and covers housing in supervised Stanford residences, meals, field trips, towels, bedding, and transportation between Stanford University and the San Francisco International Airport, as well as instruction and all course materials.

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