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Do you know what the application deadline at Stanford is?

Now I’m organizing all my school documents to have them ready before the application deadline at the university that I want to go to. But actually, I don’t know when the Stanford admissions process starts. And I need to know that date because I want to submit my Stanford application.

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Derrick Little on August 13, 2018

You are doing exactly what is recommended to be able to submit a complete college application that is to start preparing all your documents in advance. It is the best way to make sure that you have everything you need to apply.

The deadline for application at Stanford this year is November 1 for Restrictive Early Action. The standard application deadline for Regular Decision is January 2. If you apply for Restrictive Early Action, you can expect the decision release by December 8, while if you apply for Regular Decision you will have to wait until March 30. You can read the list of deadlines for freshman applicants, as well as the list for transfer applicants, on the university website at https://admission.stanford.edu/apply/deadlines/index.html  

Stanford was founded in 1891 and has at the present time 16,430 students enrolled on its campus. Diversity is an important part of this university since it welcomes students from the 50 American states and 90 countries from all socioeconomic, religious, cultural and educational backgrounds.

The rate of admissions at Stanford may surprise you since it was 4.8% in 2016. Its rate of admissions was even lower than the rate of admissions of other renowned universities in the same year, such as Harvard (5.4%) and Yale (6.3%). Nonetheless, that low rate should not hinder your efforts to get accepted to Stanford. You are on the right track, keep focusing on organizing your documents and submit the best application that you can.

In order to submit your application to Stanford, you will need to fill in the application form, US$90 nonrefundable application fee (you can request a fee waiver provided counselor verification), SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing test scores (there are no minimum test scores required to be admitted to Stanford and there is no score that guarantees admission), school report including counselor letter of recommendation, letters of recommendation from two teachers, official transcripts. If you are seeking a degree in art, you can also submit an Arts Portfolio to show your talent in the arts. Always bear the university deadlines in mind.

Kyle Mckinney8 months ago

It’s so typical that students’ dream of going to any of the best universities in the world. I know I had that idea sometime. But then I understood that going to those universities meant that I had to pay a cost that I couldn’t afford. And I preferred not to ask for any credit that I wasn’t sure to pay in the future. Besides, the application fees requested by those universities just to take a look at your application can tell you how expensive those universities can be. I knew the deadline for admission at Stanford, but I didn’t apply. I searched for other higher education institutions that may not be as famous or have a huge campus as other larger universities, but I applied to them. I’m satisfied with my classes. I just want to learn a profession to be able to work after I graduate; I wasn’t pursuing a fancy diploma.  

Tad Frazier8 months ago

I’m already studying at college. But for a moment I thought I had missed my chance because I confused the application deadline of Stanford with the deadline of another university. I was too anxious after I finished high school and I was making a lot of mistakes. I can’t remember how many times I had to try to write a good admission essay. I couldn’t write anything correctly. It was a race against the clock. But I finally managed to do everything fine and submitted a Stanford application on time.  


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