The Stanford Experience
Stanford is dedicated to advancing humanity and civilization through the pursuit of exceptional scholarly inquiry. Such inquiry is reflected in the work of an outstanding and dedicated faculty, in a student body with an amazing level of diversity and breadth of interests, talents, accomplishments, and backgrounds, and in an unsurpassed environment of top-notch academic and athletic facilities.
Balancing Your Course Load
Residential students in Summer College must enroll in a minimum of 8 units, 6 of which must be from academic departments as against college preparatory classes. Students must maintain this enrollment for the duration of the Summer Quarter. Students may enroll in more than eight units, but costs will increase accordingly.
The maximum allowable enrollment is 12 units. We recommend that students stay in the 8-to-10 unit range to allow time to balance academics with extracurricular, social, and educational activities planned through their residences.
Commuting students may enroll in as few as 3 units and Online students may enroll in as few as 5 units.
There is no option to audit courses in Stanford High School Summer College.