The School Report, Registrar Report, final high school transcript (or equivalent) and
transcript(s) from every college/university attended are required with one exception: if you graduated more than five years ago, the School Report is not required.
You must submit official high school and college transcripts. If you attended more than one high school, submit an official transcript from each school if the grades from the earlier school(s) do not appear on your final high school transcript. Official transcripts are required for any coursework taken at any college.
Give school personnel ample time to complete and send the forms prior to the March 15 application deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that we receive official copies of all transcripts.
The School Report allows your former high school counselor or other high school administrator who may know you well to tell us about you. The information in this form also sets your academic experience in context for us: how many of your classmates went on to attend a four-year college, what kinds of advanced or accelerated courses (if any) your school offered, the size of your class and more. This information is important to our understanding of the first part of your educational journey.
The Registrar Report offers your academic dean, advisor or other school administrator an opportunity to tell us about you and your academic strengths in relation to your peers. The information gleaned from this form also sets your academic experience in context for us: how large was your entering class, what kinds of programs are offered at your current institution and the diversity of faculty perspectives. This information is important to us as we assess your achievements within your college environment and within our transfer applicant pool.
The primary criterion for admission to Stanford is academic excellence. We seek evidence of your preparation and potential to succeed in your academic record. Your college transcript should reflect that you have taken a rigorous and balanced curriculum distributed among the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. If you have attended college for more than one year, we expect that you have begun to focus in a potential major area of study.
If you are applying during your first year of college, your high school transcript will carry more weight in our review process. Conversely, if you are applying during your second year of college, or later, your college transcript will receive more attention.
Last update: December 11, 2013 11:04 AM