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This archived information is dated to the 2011-12 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Summer Session

Associate Dean: Patricia Brandt

Assistant Dean of Summer College: Jim Sirianni

Program Offices: 482 Galvez Mall

Mail Code: 94305-6079

Phone: (650) 723-3109; Fax: (650) 725-6080


Web Site:

Students attending Stanford Summer Session are enrolled in either a regular degree program, the Summer Visitor Program, or the High School Summer College.

The regular degree program is for students who are candidates for a Stanford degree and who are continuing their academic work in Summer Quarter. Degree-seeking Stanford students should indicate on Axess during Spring Quarter that they intend to register for Summer Quarter. Separate application is not required.

The Summer Visitor Program is for students who are not presently candidates for a Stanford degree. It is open to students and adults who have taken at least one course at another college or university. Qualified high school students who have completed at least their sophomore year may apply to the High School Summer College program.

Students in Stanford Summer Session, in general, enjoy the privileges of students in the regular degree programs except that work completed cannot be applied toward a Stanford degree or credential until the student has been admitted to regular standing. Admission as a summer visitor does not imply later admission to matriculated status. However, should the visitor matriculate at a later date through normal admission procedures, the summer work may be applied toward the requirements for a Stanford degree or credential at the discretion of the University or academic department.

Students in the Summer Visitor Program or the High School Summer College are not matriculated Stanford University students, and not all University student policies apply to such students. The University reserves the right, at its discretion, to withhold registration from or require withdrawal from the program of any Summer Visitor Program or High School Summer College student or applicant.

Stanford University admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the University's programs and activities.

For more information, contact Summer Session by email, mail, phone, or fax using the listings above. Information is updated annually in January and may also be found online at

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