Summer Session Online for Undergraduate Students

Summer Session Online

Set Yourself Apart - from Anywhere in the World! 

Stanford Summer Session has expanded our online options. Whether you are a visiting or current Stanford undergraduate student, join the best minds in the Stanford academic community and learn from the University's world class educators this summer, wherever you are in the world. 



Visiting Undergraduate

Are you a current undergraduate from another university? Do you have an internship or research project this summer that limits your ability to be on the Stanford campus? Do you want a flexible class schedule that allows you to accomplish more this summer? If so, Summer Session Online is the program for you!

Wherever you are this summer, Summer Session Online students have the opportunity to join the Stanford community by taking Stanford University online courses for academic credit. 

Click on a Summer 2019 course title below to view the course description.



Current Stanford Undergraduate

Take advantage of all that Stanford has to offer this summer quarter! Whether you're interning, working, researching, or studying abroad, taking online courses allows you to relieve pressure from future quarter's course load, accelerate your studies by catching up or getting ahead, or explore new areas of interest. 

Enrolling for the Summer Quarter is easy – simply register for courses in Axess beginning Sunday, April 14. Please note that some courses may have some additional steps to complete enrollment. Matriculated Stanford students can take courses while living on campus or as a commuter student. To apply for housing, please visit the University’s Residential & Dining Enterprises website.

Click on a course title below to view the course description.

Getting Started

CS and STATS Courses: Summer Session is offering these courses in partnership with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). Please follow the steps below:

  1. Enroll in one or more of the approved courses in Axess beginning Sunday, April 14
  2. Set up a mystanfordconnection account (see step by step instructions in the Registering for Summer Session Online Courses Guide)
  3. Once you have created an account, please email the following to and a SCPD coordinator will add the course to your mystanfordconnection account to inform you if it has reached capacity
    • Full name
    • Primary email (used to create the account)
    • SUID
    • Study location
    • Summer Session Online course(s)
  4. Nominate an exam monitor in your mystanfordconnection account

ECON and ENGLISH Courses: Enrollment for this course will be done simply through Axess. Once you are enrolled, instructions on how to access online course material will be shared with you by the course instructor or teaching assistants through the course syllabus.

IMPORTANT: Restrictions may apply, and enrollment is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation that space is available. Please confirm with your major department or an academic advisor to make sure that taking any one of the courses listed will satisfy a requirement for your program of study.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the program?

8-week courses run from Monday, June 24 to Saturday, August 17.

What is the application process for Summer Session Online?

Visiting Undergraduate: The application for Summer Session Online is course-specific; applicants will indicate which course(s) they would like to take. Each application is reviewed and admission is granted for each course individually. Please check the prerequisites listed on the course description page to assess your course eligibility. Enrollment in courses is first come, first served and we cannot guarantee enrollment in any one specific course as some courses do fill.

Applications for Summer Session Online officially open on Monday, April 8, and admission decisions are released on a rolling basis until classes reach capacity, at which time a waitlist will be implemented. 

Stanford Undergraduate: No application is required. Simply register for courses on Axess beginning Sunday, April 14. Some courses may have additional steps to complete enrollment. Please see the Registering for Summer Session Online Courses Guide for step by step instructions.

Can I attend on campus classes?

Visiting Undergraduate: Visiting students who participate in Summer Session Online are expected to access the online courses remotely. Summer Session Online students are NOT allowed to be on campus for the duration of the program, and do not have access to resources such as libraries, gyms, etc. In order to participate in classes on campus, you must apply to Stanford Summer Session.

Stanford Undergraduate: Stanford students may take online courses while living on campus or as a commuter student. To apply for housing, please visit the University’s Residential & Dining Enterprises website.

Can I continue to have access to the courses after I have completed them?

You will have access to your course material/lecture videos through the end of finals week. After the quarter has ended you will no longer have access to course material/lecture videos. We encourage students to keep downloadable content, such as the course syllabus, as future reference tools after the program has ended. 

I'm an international student. Do I need a visa to participate in Summer Session Online?

Summer Session Online participants do NOT need to obtain a F-1 student visa to attend the program. Summer Session Online is for remote students who will not be on campus and Stanford does not sponsor visas for online participants. If you are an international student with a visa sponsored by another organization, please check with your sponsoring organization for permission to take courses with Summer Session Online.

I have already completed my undergraduate degree. Can I participate in Summer Session Online?

For Summer 2019, Summer Session Online is only available to undergraduate students. If you are a visiting graduate student interested in online courses this summer, please visit the Stanford Center for Professional Development website for Summer 2019 graduate course information.

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