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.
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: email@example.com. We will do our best to work with you and your department.
Admitted students: see our special instructions for submitting transcripts.
Students admitted to the School of Medicine MD program should contact their admissions office for the forms they are to use.
Current Stanford students should apply for an extension to their current F-1 or J-1 visa in AXESS. See the Bechtel International Center, Visa Extension page for detailed instructions.
New international graduate students submit I-20 and DS-2019 requests through an online process in Axess.
You will need to upload the following, as PDFs:
If you experience issues uploading documents or entering funding dollar amounts proceed with the following:
For other technical assistance with submitting your I-20 or DS-2019 application, please a SU Services & Support Request to Graduate Admissions.
I-20/DS-2019 Processing Timeline:
I-20/DS-2019 requests are forwarded to the Bechtel International Center upon verification of University admission requirements by Graduate Admissions, Office of the University Registrar. Verification is triggered upon the receipt of official transcripts from the admitting graduate department/school. Log into AXESS to see the status of the I-20/DS-2019 request.
An incoming graduate student who wishes to participate in the summer EFS (English for Foreign Students) intensive English program or Stanford Summer Session must apply and be approved by EFS or Summer Session before the I-20 or DS-2019 can be issued.
If you are currently an international student in the U.S. at another academic institution on an F-1 or J-1 visa (including going from an English language institute to an academic program) and you want to transfer your SEVIS record from that institution to Stanford then you will need to upload a completed SEVIS Transfer-In form, copy of your current I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94 when submitting your I-20 or DS-2019 application.