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Application Timeline & Deadlines

APPLICATION TIMELINE AND DEADLINES

Proposed start quarter: Autumn 2018

September 2017 Applications open for all prospective students.
Early Fall All GRE and TOEFL tests should be taken in early fall to ensure a timely submission. To see if you are eligible for a fee waiver for the GRE exam, please go to to the Graduate Fee Waiver Page.
December 5, 2017

Application deadline for fellowship and merit-based aid consideration (RA/TA/CA) — MS and Engineer programs.
PhD applicants are encouraged to apply by this date.
All supporting materials must be received.

January 9, 2018 Application deadline for all PhDs.
Application deadline for all Master and Engineer degrees without aid.
All supporting materials must be received.
Mid March Target date for all applicants to be notified of admissions decisions.
March 16, 2018 Visit Day - for accepted students only.
April 15, 2018 Deadline for students admitted with aid to respond to offers of admission via Axess.
May 7, 2018 Deadline for students admitted without aid to respond to offers of admission via Axess.
May 10, 2018 Deadline to apply for on-campus housing using the Stanford online registration system.
September 20, 2018 New Graduate Student Orientation. More information on this event will be distributed to newly admitted students over the summer.
September 21, 2018 Mandatory Safety Training.

September 24, 2018

First day of classes.

September 28, 2018 New Student Welcome