High School

High School Summer College

Summer at Stanford Sets You Apart. The Best Minds. The Best Classrooms. 

Renowned for entrepreneurial innovation and academic excellence, Stanford enriches your curiosity, creativity, and knowledge with a wide variety of courses, to help you reach your full potential. Study with a dynamic, diverse student body from more than 30 countries in small classes with dedicated instructors, with the opportunity to earn credit and an official transcript from Stanford.

Program Details

Program Requirements

Admission is a selective process, and applications are reviewed in accordance to the Application Deadlines listed in the Admissions section. To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be a current sophomore, junior, or senior, or a gap year student at the time of application.
  • Be at least 16 at the start of the program, June 20, 2020, and no more than 19 by the last day, August 16, 2020. There are no exceptions to these age restrictions.
  • Not be matriculating into Stanford as freshman.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency section on the International Students page.

In addition to submitting an online Summer Session application, you must upload your most recently completed semester grades, submit standardized test scores, compose two personally written essays, and receive a letter of recommendation through the application system. International students may be required to supply a TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Exam Score. 

For more information, visit the Admissions section in the main menu.

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