Next Steps

Actions

  • Accept your offer of admission.
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  • Create a SUNet ID. This ID allows you to log in to axess.stanford.edu to view financial aid updates, if applicable.
    • For security reasons, there is a 24-hour delay after requesting your SUNet ID before you can log into 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 waiver before you can log in to your Stanford email.
    • After May 3, all Approaching Stanford and official university communications will be sent to your Stanford email address.
  • Submit your final year grades. If you self-reported ACT and/or SAT scores on your application, you will also need to send your official scores. See below for due dates.
  • 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, accept your admission offer online through the Stanford portal and submit the non-refundable deposit of $200 by the enrollment deadline. If paying the deposit is a financial hardship, select the Request Fee Waiver option, and we will consider your request.

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 fill out and 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 freshman class of a college other than Stanford.

Mark Your Calendar: Important Dates

  • May 2

    Deadline to Enroll (Incoming Freshmen)

    Accept your admission offer online through the Stanford portal and submit the non-refundable deposit of $200 on or before May 2. Create your SUNet ID (required to access your Stanford account, email, and secure Stanford websites). Update your current mailing address in Axess.

  • Early May

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

  • Jun 1

    Test Scores Due (Incoming Freshmen)

    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.

  • Jun 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.

  • Early Jun

    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.

  • Early Jun

    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.

  • Late Jun

    Approaching Stanford Online Forms Due (Transfers)

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

  • Jul 1

    Official Final Transcripts Due (Incoming Freshmen)

    You can check your Stanford 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)

    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 Aug

    Course Information Emails Sent (Incoming Freshmen)

  • Early Aug

    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/Early Sep

    University Billing

    A university billing email will be sent to you.

  • Sep 1

    Move-In Day Information Email Sent

  • Sep 18-20

    International Student Orientation

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

  • Sep 20-25

    Move-In Day and New Student Orientation!

    New Student Orientation (NSO) will start with move-in day on September 20, and run from September 20-25, 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.