2018 Courses

Not for credit or grade, our courses provide in-depth, interactive exploration of advanced topics. Courses range in subjects from Bioscience to Business, Physics to Political Science, and Creative Writing to Cosmology.

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Courses Frequently Asked Questions

What does "grade level" refer to?

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Grade level refers to the current grade that an applicant is in at the time they submit their application.

Will exceptions be made to the age and grade requirements?

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No exceptions will be made to the grade requirements for any reason.

Applicants who are outside of the age range, by no more than three months, may apply but this will result in lower priority in the evaluation process. As with the age restrictions, grade restrictions are important in providing a social environment that maximizes the value of the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes experience. These restrictions are also important because students enrolled in the same course also live together in the same residence. Because the social and academic components are tightly integrated, students will have greater academic development by learning alongside others who are close in age and grade.