Transfer Requirements & Process

Academic Evaluations

Two Academic Evaluations with evaluation letters are required. We strongly request that these evaluations come from professors who have taught you in academic courses in college.

  • Ask two of your college instructors to submit (preferably online) the Common Application Academic Evaluations Form including an evaluation letter.  

At least one of the two Academic Evaluations must be from a college professor. In certain situations (e.g., first year of college or enrollment only in large lecture courses), a teaching assistant may be your only option for having an evaluation completed by someone who knows you or your work reasonably well. If you have been out of college for several years, you may substitute one work reference in place of one faculty evaluation.

Optional Letter

You may submit a maximum of one optional letter of recommendation if there is another person—not a college instructor—who knows you well and will provide new insights about you. Ask your recommender to note your official name, birth date, current school and Common Application ID number at the top of the letter. No form is required, and there is no Stanford Mailing Label. Your recommender may send the letter via mail or fax: (650) 723-6050.

Please note that we are unable to process letters or any other application documents submitted as email attachments.  

Please also note that we are unable to confirm receipt of optional materials that are not required for admission. These materials are not tracked in our system.

Updated on July 17, 2015 1:17 PM