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Application Timeline & Deadlines

Note for students admitted to the 2020-21 cohort: If you need to defer your admission to a later start date due to COVID-19, the last day to submit this request is August 31, 2020. Please email to request a deferral.



Proposed start quarter: Autumn 2020

September 2019 Applications open for all prospective students.
Early Fall All TOEFL tests should be taken in early fall to ensure a timely submission.
December 10, 2019

Application deadline for all PhDs.
Application deadline for all Master and Engineer degrees with and without aid consideration.
All supporting materials must be received.

TBD Target date for all applicants to be notified of admissions decisions.
March 6, 2020 Visit Day - for accepted students only.
April 15, 2020 Deadline for students admitted with aid to respond to offers of admission via Axess.
April 30, 2020 Deadline for students admitted without aid to respond to offers of admission via Axess.
May 7, 2020 Deadline to apply for on-campus housing using the Stanford online registration system.
September 10, 2020 New Graduate Student Orientation. More information on this event will be distributed to newly admitted students over the summer.

September 14, 2020

First day of classes.