Gap Year

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Summer at Stanford Sets You Apart.

Begin—or conclude—your gap year as a visiting Stanford student. Take a course that complements your future degree or explore a possible career path. Sample the entrepreneurial innovation and academic excellence that is at the heart of the Stanford experience. Study with a dynamic, diverse student body from more than 50 countries, with the opportunity to earn credit and an official transcript from Stanford.

Tuition & Fees

  • Attending as a commuter and taking the minimum 3 units? Costs start at $4,926
  • Living on campus and taking the minimum 8 credit-bearing units (typically 2-3 courses)? Costs start at $15,875

Stanford University sets tuition rates for all students. To see a detailed breakdown of what the program may cost you, use our Calculator.

Program Dates

June 18 – August 14, 2022

How to Apply

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent.
  • Not be matriculating into Stanford as a freshman.

Application requirements include:

  • Transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)
  • Short personal statement

Stanford Summer Session was unlike any other experience I’ve had. I learned so much about myself and explored new interests.

Summer Session Student, 2021

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Live on Campus

Residential students join a vibrant, diverse community, living on campus with current Stanford students and fellow visitors from around the world. Make new friends, expand your worldview, and continue the conversation beyond the classroom.

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Commute to Class

Commuter students live off-campus and commute to class, with access to many of the same events, resources, and on-campus facilities as residential students. Connect with current Stanford students and fellow visitors from around the world.

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