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. Applicants must be 16 years or older by the session start date.

How to Apply

  1. Register for the Stanford CSI Application Portal at starting November 1, 2023 for Summer Programming. 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 a current resume. Please include an estimate of hours spent participating in each activity, club or job.
  5. Optionally upload copies of standardized test scores for test such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT or AP. 
  6. Respond to two short essay questions.
  7. Request (via the online application) a letter of recommendation from a recent teacher. A STEM teacher is strongly preferred. An email request for a recommendation will be sent to your teacher as part of the Stanford CSI application process in the Stanford CSI Application Portal. Your application file will not be considered complete until the letter is received. 
  8. Submit the application fee online with a credit card. US Citizens and Permanent Residents whose annual household income is under $80,000 or are enrolled in a program that aids low income families, can submit an application fee waiver request using this form. Waivers are granted on a first come first serve basis and we have a limited number that we are able to offer each year.
  9. The details of CSI 2024 program fee can be found here.



Important Dates

2024 Application

CSI 2024 application deadlines are listed below

November 1, 2023

Summer application period opens

February 25, 2024

Summer application period closes 

April 9, 2024

Admission Notification 

April 16, 2024

Enrollment Deadline - Program fee due

May 1, 2024

Fall Intensive application period opens

June 1, 2024

Fall Intensive application period closes

July 8-19, 2024

Session 1 - in person on Stanford's campus

July 22 - Aug 2, 2024

Session 2 - virtual