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Application Requirements


Select an option to view the requirements:

College Match | Options following the Match | Regular Decision

Additional Information

 

National College Match Requirements for:
Finalists who rank Stanford University

Deadline: November 1st
Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application and Financial Aid Materials
1. The Common Application with Stanford-specific questions, and all supporting documents Submit along with official transcripts, Secondary School Report, and two teacher recommendations. 

Select the "Regular Decision" option on the Common Application (not "Restrictive Early Action").

Select the fee waiver option if you meet the Common Application fee waiver guidelines. If you do not meet the Common Application guidelines, select the Stanford-specific QuestBridge Finalist fee waiver option under the Stanford Questions section of the application.

Please include your Common Application ID number on all forms.
2. Official Test Scores

SAT code: 4704
ACT code: 0434

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified that you are a Finalist. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Stanford requires the SAT or the ACT Plus Writing.

SAT Subject Tests are recommended, not required.

Non-native English speakers should submit TOEFL scores if the SAT Critical Reading or the ACT does not accurately reflect their English skill level.

3.

2015-2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 4704
Available Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement.


If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2013 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Stanford using this cover sheet.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.
4. A copy of your parents’ 2013 federal income tax returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. Submit directly to Stanford using this cover sheet.

Mail or fax to the Financial Aid Office with your full name, Common Application ID number, and "QuestBridge" written on all pages (see contact info in Additional Info below).

Please allow at least two business days for processing of all faxed documents. If you encounter a busy signal or your fax doesn't go through, do not call the main office number. Send an email inquiry to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and someone will get back to you within 48 hours.

 


Options following the Match for:
Finalists who ranked Stanford University

I matched! Please review the scholarship details.

Restrictive Early Action Finalists who do not match cannot be considered for admission through Restrictive Early Action to Stanford, but instead will be automatically considered in the Regular Decision process.
Regular Decision All Finalists who rank Stanford for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit ONLY your Mid-Year Report and any significant and relevant updates.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to withdraw your application. Be sure to include your full name, Common Application ID number, your birth date, and high school name.

 


Regular Decision Requirements for:
Finalists who ranked Stanford University (but did not match to a binding college)
Finalists who did not rank Stanford University
Non-Finalists 

Deadline: January 3rd

Remember to select Stanford on the Regular Decision Form through your QuestBridge account from December 1-11. Only check this off if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Stanford (see requirements below).

checkmark = indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application and Financial Aid Materials
Finalists who ranked Stanford and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college) Finalists who did not rank Stanford Non-Finalists
Common Application with Stanford-specific questions, and all supporting documents checkmark checkmark
Official Transcripts checkmark
Update including recent grades
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Official Test Scores
SAT code: 4704
ACT code: 0434
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Only if new scores to report
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Mid-Year Report checkmark checkmark checkmark
Application Fee Select the fee waiver option if you meet the Common Application fee waiver guidelines. If you do not meet the Common Application guidelines, select the Stanford-specific QuestBridge Finalist fee waiver option under the Stanford Questions section of the application. checkmark
Request fee waiver through your guidance counselor.
2015-2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 4704
Available Oct. 1
checkmark checkmark
2014 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms checkmark checkmark
FAFSA
Available Jan. 1
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Additional Information

FAQ (for College Match participants only)

More information about applying to Stanford
More information about applying for financial aid at Stanford

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Fax official transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Stanford University
Montag Hall
355 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6106
Credentials Office Fax: (650) 723-6050

Mail or fax federal income tax returns to:
Stanford University
Montag Hall
355 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305
Financial Aid Office Fax: (650) 725-0540

* Please write your full name, Common Application ID, and "QuestBridge" on all enclosed pages.

 

Stanford Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Office of Undergraduate Admission | Office of Financial Aid