The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is for students in grades 8 through 11 at the time of application submission who will be between 13 and 17 years of age at the start of the program.
Individual courses have grade and age restrictions, typically allowing students in a two-year grade range and the corresponding three-year age range. For age and grade ranges for specific courses Courses page.
Participants are admitted to the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes through a competitive application process, which involves the evaluation of grades, test scores, teacher recommendations, samples of student work, and reasons for wanting to attend the Summer Institutes as expressed on the application form. Participants in the program attend only one course, and applications are reviewed for admission to the particular course(s) to which the student is applying (in order of preference indicated on the application). The admissions committee seeks applicants who demonstrate both academic talent and a passion for learning in the subject areas to which they are applying. For more information, see the Apply page.