Next Steps

Actions

  • Accept your offer of admission.
  • Register to attend an in-person Admit Reception in your area (first-years) or attend Transfer Visit Day on August 12 (transfers).
  • Follow Stanford on X and Instagram.
  • Create a SUNet ID. This ID allows you to log in to axess.stanford.edu to view financial aid updates, if applicable. It is different from your Student ID number.
    • For security reasons, there is a 24-hour delay after requesting your SUNet ID before you can log in to Stanford University websites.
    • If you had a SUNet ID before you were admitted, submit a Help Ticket to let Stanford IT know you are now an admitted undergraduate student.
  • After you have created your SUNet ID and if you have enrolled, you will be able to log in to your Stanford email.
    • It may take up to 72 hours after paying your deposit or receiving a deposit deferral before you can log in to your Stanford email.
    • After May 2, all Approaching Stanford and official university communications will be sent to your Stanford email address.
  • As part of your matriculation, the Office of Undergraduate Admission conducts a review of your final transcript(s) and test score(s), if applicable. Please ask a school official to submit your final transcript with your graduation date clearly marked.
    • If A Level, IB, or other national exam predictions were part of your application, those official results must be sent to us as soon as they are available.
    • If you listed a course in your application that does not appear on your high school transcript, you are required to have an official transcript for that course submitted to us.
  • If you self-reported ACT and/or SAT scores on your application, you will also need to send your official scores. Please note that we expect to receive official scores matching all self-reported scores in your application. If you self-reported scores from both the ACT and SAT, we will need to receive official scores from both exams.
  • All enrolling students who are neither U.S. citizens nor legal permanent residents must initiate the visa document process through Stanford. View your Stanford portal for further instructions.

Accept Your Offer of Admission

To confirm your enrollment, log in to your Stanford portal, complete the Admission Response Form, and submit the non-refundable deposit of $200 by the enrollment deadline. If paying this deposit will impose a hardship on your family and you have received a financial aid notification, you may select the “Request to defer payment to Autumn Quarter” option. Please use the text box to explain in more detail your reasons for requesting to defer the payment.

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 Stanford portal.

NOTICE

We expect you to return a strong performance in the academic courses reported in your application. If you plan to make any changes to these courses, you must submit the Course Change Request Form in your Stanford portal. Any changes must be approved in advance by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Please take note of due dates for midyear transcripts, final transcripts, and official testing (see the “Important Dates” calendar below).

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 our enrollment response deadline, in the first-year or transfer class of a college other than Stanford.

Mark Your Calendar: Important Dates

  • May 1

    Deadline to Enroll (Incoming First-Years)

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

  • May 10

    First Approaching Stanford Email (First-Years)

    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. All official university communication will be sent to your Stanford email account.

  • June 1

    ACT/SAT Test Scores Due (Incoming First-Years, if applicable)

    If you self-reported ACT and/or SAT scores on your application, your official test scores from each of your self-reported sittings are due. You can check your Stanford portal to see which required documents have been received and which ones are still due.

  • June 1

    Deadline to Enroll (Transfers)

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

  • June 7

    Approaching Stanford Forms Due (First-Years)

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

  • June 7

    First 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.

  • June 28

    Approaching Stanford Forms Due (Transfers)

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

  • July 1

    Official Final Transcripts Due (Incoming First-Years)

    You can check your Stanford portal to see which required documents have been received and which ones are still due.

  • July 15

    Official Final Transcripts and Test Scores Due (Transfers)

    If you self-reported ACT and/or SAT scores on your application, your official test scores from each of your self-reported sittings are due. You can check your Stanford portal to see which required documents have been received and which ones are still due.

  • Early August

    Course Information Emails Sent (Incoming First-Years)

  • Early August

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

  • Mid-August

    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/Early Sep

    University Billing

    A university billing email will be sent to you.

  • Early September

    Move-In Day Information Email Sent

  • September 14

    International Student Orientation

    International Student Orientation (ISO) move-in is September 14, followed by a welcome reception that afternoon. ISO is required for non-US Citizens and non-Permanent Residents.

  • September 17-22

    Move-In Day and New Student Orientation!

    New Student Orientation (NSO) will start with move-in day on September 17 and run the week before Autumn Quarter begins. NSO is required and all new students must be checked in at their residence by the first day of NSO, and participate in the full duration of NSO.