Application Process


Medicine is a very rewarding profession. It requires dedication, excellence and a passion for patient-care, which will be expected from all students. Applicants are strongly recommended to complete a high school biology course prior to enrolling.

  • The program is open to rising high school juniors, seniors, and undergraduate premedical students.
  • Minimum age requirement is 16 years by the start of the program.

How to Apply

  1. Register for the Stanford CSI Application Portal at Registration for a SlideRoom account is required.
  2. Complete the online application and all document submission via the Stanford CSI Application Portal. 
  3. Upload copies of transcripts (last 2 years) from attending high school or college; unofficial copies are acceptable.
  4. Upload official results of PSAT, SAT, or ACT (see FAQs for more details). If you are in 10th grade and have not taken the PSAT, or if you are an applicant who has taken one of the tests but has not received your scores, please upload a Word document or PDF with a brief statement stating why you do not have scores. You will need to submit your test scores by email as soon as you receive the score reports. International students are not required to submit test scores.
  5. Upload a current resume.
  6. Complete two short essays (maximum 400 words each)
  7. Request (via the online application) a letter of recommendation from your teacher (preferably a science teacher) or guidance counselor. An email request for a recommendation will be sent to your teacher or counselor as part of the Stanford CSI application process in the Stanford CSI Application Portal. The letter of recommendation must be submitted by the application deadline. Your application file will not be considered complete until the letter is received.
  8. Submit the $95 application fee online with a credit card. Details regarding the application fee are included at the Stanford CSI Application Portal.


NOTE: If you start an application in the Early Decision portal but do not submit by the deadline, you will need to re-start an application in the Regular Decision portal if you still wish to apply.

Important Dates

Oct October 01 Mon 2018

Application period opens

Jan January 13 Sun 2019

Application Deadline for Early Decision

Feb February 04 Mon 2019


Admission Notification for Early Decision


Feb February 24 Sun 2019

Application Deadline for Regular Decision

Mar March 22 Fri 2019

Admission Notification for Regular Decision

Jun June 01 Sat 2019

Last day for 50% refund of program fees

Jul July 08 - 19 Mon-Fri 2019

Session 1

Jul July 22 -Aug 02 Mon-Fri 2019

Session 2