Next Steps

Actions

  1. Accept your offer of admission.
  2. Bookmark this site. We’ll be sharing regular updates here.
  3. Follow Stanford on Twitter and Instagram. Incoming freshmen can join the Class of 2025 Facebook Group. Please allow several days for your Facebook request to be processed.
  4. Official test scores for the ACT and/or the SAT are due on or before June 1, 2021 (incoming freshmen) or July 15, 2021 (transfers). Final year grades are due on or before July 1, 2021 (incoming freshmen) or July 15, 2021 (transfers). See below for details.
  5. Create a SUNet ID (required for all Stanford students). Your SUNet ID is needed to establish your Stanford email address and to review updated financial aid information. For security reasons, there is a 24-hour delay after establishing your SUNet ID before you will be able to log into Stanford University websites, including email. You must create your SUNet ID by the enrollment deadline. Review this guide to learn more about accessing and using Stanford email.
  6. Any changes to your email or street address? Update your information directly in your Application Status Portal.
  7. All enrolling students who are neither U.S. citizens nor legal permanent residents must initiate the visa document process by completing the Initiate I-20 or DS-2019 Request form at axess.stanford.edu. Stanford will not issue the documents required to secure your visa and enter the U.S. until Bechtel International Center processes this form. To learn more about completing this form in Axess, please visit Bechtel’s instruction guide. For general information about Bechtel International Center, please visit them here.

Accept Your Offer of Admission

To confirm your enrollment, accept your admission offer online through the Application Status Portal and submit the non-refundable deposit of $200 by the enrollment deadline.

If you plan to attend Stanford, but wish to request a deferral of your enrollment, submit your request through the Stanford Admission Response form in your Application Status Portal.

NOTICE

Contact us first before making any changes to the academic schedule you reported in your application. Your offer of admission is based, in part, on that schedule. Email your admission officer or admission@stanford.edu to request permission to change your schedule.

We expect you to return a strong academic performance in the grading method your school adopts in light of unfolding events. Please take note of due dates for midyear transcripts, final transcripts, and official testing (see below).

We understand schools may implement pass/fail grading and that some end-of-year exams have been or may be cancelled. We will extend the greatest flexibility in our final review to account for these circumstances.

Admission Conditions

We are confident you will complete your final year with the same level of excellence presented in your application. However, Stanford reserves the right to withdraw your offer of admission if:

  • you show a significant drop in academic performance or fail to graduate;
  • there has been a misrepresentation in the application process;
  • we learn that you have engaged in behavior prior to the first day of enrolled attendance that indicates a serious lack of judgment or integrity;
  • you alter your class/course schedule without prior approval from the Office of Undergraduate Admission; or
  • you are holding a place, past May 1 (freshmen), or June 1 (transfers), at a college other than Stanford.

Mark Your Calendar: Important Dates

  • May 1

    Deadline to Enroll (Incoming Freshmen)

    Accept your admission offer online through the Application Status portal and submit the non-refundable deposit of $200 on or before May 1, 2020. Create your SUNet ID (required to access your Stanford account, email, and secure Stanford websites). Update your current mailing address in Axess for your Approaching Stanford mailing.

  • May 8

    Approaching Stanford Email (Incoming Freshmen)

    Check your Stanford email account for access to your required Approaching Stanford Forms. Approaching Stanford is the summer process that will provide information about first-year courses, housing assignments, health insurance, and orientation.

  • Jun 1

    Test Scores Due (Incoming Freshmen)

    Official test scores for the ACT and/or the SAT are due. You can check your Application Status Portal to see which required documents have been received, and which ones are still due.

  • Jun 1

    Deadline to Enroll (Transfers)

    Accept your admission offer online through the Application Status portal and submit the non-refundable deposit of $200 on or before June 1, 2020. Create your SUNet ID (required to access your Stanford account, email, and secure Stanford websites). Update your current mailing address in Axess for your Approaching Stanford mailing.

  • Jun 5

    Approaching Stanford Email (Transfers)

    Check your Stanford email account for access to your required Approaching Stanford Forms. Approaching Stanford is the summer process that will provide information about first-year courses, housing assignments, health insurance, and orientation.

  • Jun 5

    Approaching Stanford Online Forms Due (Incoming Freshmen)

    Required Approaching Stanford online forms are due, including applications for first-year housing. Do not apply for housing in Axess.

  • Jun 26

    Approaching Stanford Online Forms Due (Transfers)

    Required Approaching Stanford online forms are due, including applications for first-year housing. Do not apply for housing in Axess.

  • Jul 1

    Official Final Transcripts Due (Incoming Freshmen)

    You can check your Application Status Portal to see which required documents have been received, and which ones are still due.

  • Jul 15

    Official Final Transcripts and Test Scores Due (Transfers)

    Official test scores for the ACT and/or the SAT are due. You can check your Application Status Portal to see which required documents have been received, and which ones are still due.

  • Aug 1

    Course Information Emails Sent (Incoming Freshmen)

  • Aug 1

    Transfer Students Can Begin Enrolling in Courses After Meeting with Transfer Advisors for Approval

  • Mid-Aug

    More Emails From Us

    Academic advising and enrollment information, housing assignment information, first-year student survey, and required online education courses (alcohol, sexual violence prevention, and the honor code & fundamental standard) emails sent.

  • Late Aug

    University Billing

    A university billing email will be sent to you. The deadline to pay your first bill is September 15.

  • Sep 1

    Move-In Day Information Email Sent

  • Sep 13

    International Student Orientation

    International Student Orientation for non-US Citizens or non-Permanent Residents. Required.

  • Sep 16–20

    Move-In Day and New Student Orientation!

    New Student Orientation (NSO) is required and all new students must be checked in at their residence by 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2020, and participate in the full duration of NSO.