Resources for Applicants

In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford reaffirms its commitment to perform individualized, holistic review of each applicant to its graduate and professional programs. We recognize that students may have faced significant challenges during the period of disruption caused by the pandemic, and we will take such individual circumstances into account during application review. Importantly, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/No Credit and other grading options during this unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruption, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students. Our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are excellent and encompass a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that enrich the graduate educational experience.

There are instances when extraordinary circumstances arise that make it difficult to complete an application to graduate study on time. Some outside factors could be:

  • natural disasters 
  • political/civil unrest
  • pervasive network/power outages

We understand this can be a stressful time for those affected, and we encourage you to address your immediate needs.

If you are facing any of these situations, please visit the Graduate Admissions page for additional information or contact our program via our webform.