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.
A: No, Stanford uses an online application.
A: The application fee is paid for online via credit card (Visa and MasterCard only).
A: You may apply to only one degree program per academic year.
An exception is within the Biosciences, in which you may apply to up to three Ph.D. programs within your one application. Those programs are Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Informatics, Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Chemical & Systems Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Neurosciences, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and Structural Biology.
You may apply concurrently to one departmental program and to a professional school program (law, medicine (M.D. program) or business).
A: No. There is only one application to all departmental graduate programs. However, your department may have special application requirements. Please read the instructions for graduate admissions on your department’s website. Contact the department if you have any questions. If you are applying to Law, Business or the M.D. program in addition to a departmental program, you will need to submit a separate application.
A: Stanford graduates follow the same application procedures as other applicants, including requesting that transcripts be sent to the department to which one is applying (you may do so on Axess through the Student Services Center.) If you are currently an undergraduate and wish to apply for a coterminal program, you do not need to submit an application for graduate study.
Fee waivers are available to eligible students. Please explore the fee waiver information.
The application fee is not refundable.
A: You must submit a complete application and pay the application fee.
A: No. Application fees are not refunded.
A: Please call or email the department to which you have applied. The Graduate Admissions Office does not make admission decisions.