The School Report and an official high school transcript are required.
The following reports are also required:
If your counselor is unable to submit forms electronically, we will accept delivery by mail. Download the forms from The Common Application and use the appropriate label from the Freshman Mailing Labels.
The School Report allows your secondary school counselor or other school administrator who knows you well to tell us about you: your energy and enthusiasm for the life of the mind, your impact on your school community and your academic strength in relation to that of your classmates. The information gleaned from this form also sets your academic experience in context for us: how many of your classmates go on to attend a four-year college, what kinds of advanced or accelerated courses (if any) are offered at your school and the size of your class. This information is important to us as we assess your achievements within your school environment first, and then later within our overall applicant pool.
We will focus our evaluation on your coursework and performance in 10th, 11th and 12th grades, primarily in the core academic subjects of English, mathematics, science, foreign language and history/social studies. We want to see that you have challenged yourself by taking accelerated, honors, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses if they are offered at your school.
International students will find further information about the specific documentation we require on the International Applicants page.
Ask your counselor to submit the Midyear Report Form and your transcript when your grade 12 first semester or trimester grades are posted. If your school has yearlong courses with no grades until the end of the year, we require some form of midyear evaluation of your academic progress. The Midyear Report must be submitted no later than March 1.
Ask your counselor to submit the Final Report Form and your transcript if you are admitted to Stanford and decide to enroll. You will not be able to begin classes at Stanford until we receive your final high school transcript.
Last update: November 3, 2012 1:48 AM