High School

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Summer at Stanford Sets You Apart.

Balance challenging academics with a rich menu of educational and social activities as a visiting Stanford student. Explore a possible career path or future area of study while experiencing genuine Stanford University courses alongside current Stanford students. 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 $4,962
  • Living on campus and taking the minimum 8 credit-bearing units (typically 2-3 courses)? Costs start at $17,197

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

Attending as a High School Student

Summer Session offers an opportunity to experience an academic quarter at one of the world’s leading universities. In joining our community, high school students are expected to bring interpersonal competency, self-directedness, and a commitment to expanding their intellectual horizons.  

Program Dates

June 22 – August 18, 2024

How to Apply

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a current sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application.
  • Be at least 16 at the start of the program, June 22, 2024, and no more than 19 by the last day, August 18, 2024. There are no exceptions to these age restrictions.
  • Not be matriculating into Stanford as a first year.

Application requirements include:

  • Transcripts
  • Two short essays
  • Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)

It was one of the best academic experiences of my life. I am so happy that I decided to participate in this program because I could take a challenging course with good faculty while experiencing college life.

Summer Session Student, 2021

For High School Applicants

The application for the high school program is now closed. We'd love for you to join us next year! Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about our plans for Summer 2025!

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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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