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High School Summer College students come from across the United States and throughout the world representing diverse perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and cultures. Students seeking admission must be in high school or in their gap-year at the time of application. Program participants are admitted on a need-blind basis. For qualified local Bay Area students, a low- or no-cost opportunity may be available through the Horizon Scholars Program. For all other applicants, limited financial aid is available.
Before embarking on the admissions process, learn more about the following:
High School Summer College offers three program options based primarily on whether a student wants or needs to live on or off campus: Residential and Commuting. Students must choose among these programs on their applications. Horizon Scholars is a scholarship program option for low-income, Bay Area students requiring a different application. Each option carries a different course load requirement.
International students who require a Stanford-sponsored I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status), must complete their application by March 31, 2017 to allow ample time to obtain their F-1 Student Visa.
Applicants will receive email verification that they completed the application process and that their materials are being reviewed. They’ll receive their admission decision approximately three weeks after receiving this completion email. For those applying for financial aid, the admission decision and financial aid award will be available at the same time.
If you are offered admission to Stanford’s High School Summer College, your place in the program is not guaranteed until the formal acceptance process is complete and you are issued a Stanford ID number.