I see a lot of Stanford summer program options. What makes Summer Session different?
Summer Session is Stanford University's fourth academic quarter. It is the only quarter where visiting undergraduate and graduate students are able to apply to take Stanford courses alongside Stanford students and other visiting students from around the world. All Summer Session courses carry Stanford University academic credit and visiting students earn an official Stanford transcript.
High School and gap year students (ages 16-19), undergraduate (age 18+), and graduate students (age 18+) are welcome to apply for Summer Session. These students are also considered visiting undergraduate or graduate students over the summer, take courses for Stanford academic credit, and earn an official Stanford transcript.
Students too young to participate in the program are welcome to visit the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, Office of Science Outreach, or Summer Youth Camps websites to learn more about the other options available on Stanford campus for bright, young students.