Acceptance & Securing Your Spot

If you are offered admission to Stanford’s High School Summer College, it is important to know that your place in the program isn’t guaranteed until you have formally accepted the offer and received a Stanford ID number.

What You’ll Receive

Detailed information on how to complete the acceptance process will be provided along with the offer of admission. The offer of admission will arrive via email and will include a link to the online Program Handbook—a vitally important document containing information about the program.

Acceptance to the Summer College does not imply that, should you apply, you would be accepted as a matriculated undergraduate to Stanford University.

What You Need to Know for Now

Accept Admission Offer.

In the event that a student is offered admission, it is that student’s responsibility to formally accept the offer.

Complete Acceptance Checklist.

Upon acceptance of the admission offer, students must complete the Acceptance Checklist. Parents/guardians must review the checklist via the Parent/Guardian Portal.

Complete Acceptance Checklist For International Students.

Those international students requiring a Stanford-sponsored I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 Student Status) must submit their visa-related documentation as part of the acceptance process.

Receive Stanford ID Number.

After the High School Summer College office staff  verifies all acceptance checklist items, students will receive their Stanford ID Number.

Important Note For All Students.

Your spot in the program isn’t secure until you have received your Stanford ID number; we advise against making travel plans until then. A written confirmation will be sent from the High School Summer College office when your spot in the High School Summer College program is secure and your Stanford ID number is created.

Important Note For International Students.

You will receive your Stanford ID number when your visa-related paperwork has been forwarded to Stanford’s International Center for processing of the I-20. Once the I-20 is generated, it will be sent to your mailing address via Express Delivery service.

What Are Your Next Steps After Becoming a Confirmed Student

Visit the Current Student's website for more information regarding your summer at Stanford.