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  • Accept your offer of admission.
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  • Create a SUNet ID to establish your Stanford email address, where you will receive all Approaching Stanford and official university communications. 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. If you had a SUNet ID before you were admitted from a prior affiliation with the University, submit a Help Ticket to let Stanford IT know you are now an admitted student. You must create your SUNet ID by the enrollment deadline.
  • After your SUNet ID is created, you can log in to your Stanford email at webmail.stanford.edu. Webmail is only available to enrolled students.
  • 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.
  • Any changes to your email or street address? Update your information directly in your Stanford portal.
  • All enrolling students who are neither U.S. citizens nor legal permanent residents must initiate the visa document process through Stanford. Instructions will be posted here no later than April 1.

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

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 program of study reported in your application. Please take note of due dates for midyear transcripts, final transcripts, and official testing (see 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

  • Jan 15

    Deadline to Enroll (QuestBridge Match)

    Accept your admission offer online through the Stanford portal and submit the non-refundable deposit of $200 on or before January 15, 2021. Create your SUNet ID (required to access your Stanford account, email, and secure Stanford websites). Update your current mailing address in Axess.

  • Feb 15

    Midyear Transcripts Due (Restrictive Early Action)

    A midyear transcript is due as soon as it is available and no later than February 15. Your school official can send it electronically to credentials@stanford.edu.

  • May 1

    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 1, 2021. 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, 2021. Create your SUNet ID (required to access your Stanford account, email, and secure Stanford websites). Update your current mailing address in Axess.

  • Jun 4

    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 4

    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 25

    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 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

    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 11 (tentative)

    International Student Orientation

    International Student Orientation for non-US Citizens or non-Permanent Residents. Required. Please do not book travel until the university has confirmed the dates for ISO.

  • Sep 14-19 (Tentative)

    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 the first day of NSO, and participate in the full duration of NSO. Please do not book travel until the university has confirmed the dates for NSO.