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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.


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. 


Admitted students: see our special instructions for submitting transcripts.

Requirements of Admission

All admission offers are contingent on the verification of the fulfillment of University admission requirements by Graduate Admissions, Student and Academic Services. Students who accept the offer will receive notification from Graduate Admissions regarding any additional requirements to be fulfilled as a condition of admission. The requirements will also appear in the student's Axess account To Do list.

If applicable, I-20/DS-2019 requests are forwarded to the Bechtel International Center after verification of University admission requirements.

Requirements: Check your Axess account to see if any items associated with Graduate Admissions are in your To Do list. Completion deadline is no later than the first day of your admit term or future enrollment will not be permitted.

Review the information below for details on how to complete items that may be listed in your To Do list.

For questions, submit a SU Services & Support Request. In the request description field, please note "Conditions of Admission" and include your student ID# in your request.