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In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford reaffirms its commitment to perform individualized, holistic review of each applicant to its graduate and professional programs. We recognize that students may have faced significant challenges during the period of disruption caused by the pandemic, and we will take such individual circumstances into account during application review. Importantly, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/No Credit and other grading options during this unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruption, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students. Our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are excellent and encompass a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that enrich the graduate educational experience.


Admitted students: see our special instructions for submitting transcripts. We are aware of some school closings in areas impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, and that it may delay some courses of study as well as the reporting of official school documents. If you are impacted by this, please contact our office to request an extension: gradadmissions@stanford.edu. We will do our best to work with you and your department.


Winter Closure: The University observes Winter closure from Monday, December 14, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021. The Graduate Admissions office will not be monitoring email during this time.

Computer and Network Usage Policy

Stanford has a Computer and Network Usage Policy that translates the University’s general business practices into the electronic domain and conforms to federal, state, and local laws. This policy defines the appropriate usage of computers and networks with respect to intellectual property rights, privacy issues concerning information belonging to others, and the integrity of information resources. The policies for students are specifically guided by the Fundamental Standard and the Honor Code. In particular, the policy provides that users of University information resources must respect copyrights, such as by refraining from taking or sharing music, movies, or television shows without permission, and by abiding by software licenses. Network users must refrain from seeking to gain unauthorized access, and respect the rights of other computer users. A key piece of the policy is that your network identifiers (SUNet ID and password) can never be shared with anyone.

All students are expected to be familiar with this policy. You can review the complete text in the Administrative Guide Memo 62: Computer and Network Usage Policy pdf.