Congratulations on your student's admission to Stanford. It's a great achievement and a true testament to years of dedication and effort.

From our diverse community of talented students to a culture and curriculum centered on academic freedom to an entrepreneurial spirit felt from freshman seminar to graduation and beyond, Stanford offers unique opportunities (and generous financial assistance) to the world's brightest scholars.

We count your son or daughter among them.

In the weeks ahead, your student has an important decision to make, and we imagine that you have many questions. We invite you to get to know us firsthand during Admit Weekend, a three-day program intended to help you and your admitted student decide whether Stanford is the best fit. In some locations, you may also have the opportunity to attend an admit reception in your area.

Admit Weekend offers students the chance to explore academic options, talk to current students and hear from faculty in their areas of interest. Staff from the Financial Aid Office will also be available to meet with parents and students.

You and other family members are encouraged to attend Admit Weekend. The majority of events are open to students and families.

Thank you for all that you have done to support your son's or daughter's road to Stanford. We look forward to seeing you here on the Farm.


Richard H. Shaw

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid