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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: 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.

Test Scores and English Placement Exam

TOEFL Scores (if applicable)
Scores from the ETS TOEFL Exam must be received electronically from ETS. If the To Do item indicates that your official ETS scores have not been received, contact ETS and request for your scores to be sent to institution code 4704 (department code not required). For more information on the TOEFL, please see this page. 
English Placement Exam
This test may be a required condition of admission for students whose native language is not English. If the To Do item requires the English Placement Exam upon arrival, please see the English for Foreign Students (EFS) website for details.  If you have additional questions, please contact the EFS Office .