Undergraduate Admission


Updated decision release date for Regular Decision and deferred applicants

This year, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will release decisions for Regular Decision and deferred applicants by Friday, April 9. We are also extending the deadline by which students can confirm their enrollment to Monday, May 3. This new timeline reflects a notable increase in our application numbers and our commitment to maintaining a thoughtful and thorough review.

Testing update for Fall 2021 applicants

For students applying for admission to Stanford’s Class of 2025, which will enter the university in Fall 2021, Stanford will review applications with or without standardized test scores, leaving the decision in the hands of the applicant. There will be no penalty for choosing not to submit scores. This update includes students who are submitting a transfer application for entry to Stanford in Fall 2021.
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We recognize the many challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, and we understand the difficulty students may have in preparing for and accessing admission testing worldwide. It may be particularly challenging for students to find alternatives to testing sites that have been oversubscribed, or where availability of testing is pushed further into the school year.

We are committed to a holistic review of all candidates, taking into account the vast array of information provided in and with each student’s application.

We expect to reinstate the SAT or ACT testing requirement for the Class of 2026, entering in Fall 2022.