2010 Stanford University transfer

Common App


Transfer Deadline

Mar. 15(F)

  • SAT I or ACT: required 
  • SAT II: 2 (recommended)
  • Recommendation letter(s):2 
  • Minimum credits
  • Others
    • Students must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program and complete at least one full academic year (two semesters or three quarters of full-time enrollment, excluding summer sessions) of college coursework prior to their anticipated enrollment at Stanford. This requirement excludes AP credit, credit awarded by exam, and college courses taken during high school.
    • required to complete at least two years of full-time enrollment at Stanford in order to attain a bachelor’s degree from the university.
  • Documents
    • Common Application and Supplemental Application
    • $90 Application Fee
    • Official Test Scores
    • College Official's Form (and college transcripts)
    • Secondary School Report (and transcripts)
    • 2 instructor Evaluation Forms
    •  Application Mailing Labels

Essay Questions
Common Apps
  • Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (150 words or fewer, 1000 character maximum). 
  • Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
  • Include any additional information that you would like to provide regarding special circumstances, additional qualifications, etc. (1000 characters)
  • Profile questions: Please respond to the following questions so we can get to know you better. Respond in four lines or less, and do not feel compelled to answer using complete sentences. (300 characters)
    • Name your favorite books, authors, films, and/or musical artists. 
    • What newspapers, magazines, and/or websites do you enjoy?
    • What is the most significant challenge that society faces today?
    • How did you spend your last two summers?
    • What were your favorite events (e.g., performances, exhibits, sporting events, etc.) this past year?
    • What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed?
    • What five words best describe you?
  • Short Essays: Candidates must respond to all three questions/topics. Please respond to the following essay topics with up to 250 words.(1800 characters)
    • Stanford students are widely known to possess a sense of intellectual vitality. Tell us about an idea or an experience you have had that you find intellectually engaging.
    • Virtually all of Stanford’s undergraduates live on campus. What would you want your future roommate to know about you? Tell us something about you that will help your roommate—and us—know you better.
    • Tell us what makes Stanford a good place for you.

Contact Info
  • Address
Montag Hall
355 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6106
United States of America
  • Phone: 650-723-2091
  • Fax: 650-723-6050
  • Email: admission@stanford.edu