AdmissionAdmission is discretionary. The Stanford Continuing Studies Program requires students to hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students are not matriculated Stanford University students, and not all University privileges apply to Continuing Studies students. The University reserves the right, at its discretion, to withhold registration from, or require withdrawal from the program of, any student or applicant.
International StudentsStanford Continuing Studies courses are open to anyone who holds a high school diploma or equivalent certification. You do not need to take a test or fill out an application for review. Our program is not a competitive entry, degree-granting program. The University offers Continuing Studies courses for students who wish to take courses for professional development or personal enrichment.
Please keep in mind that although Stanford faculty and researchers teach many of the Continuing Studies courses, these courses do not grant undergraduate or graduate credit. Continuing Studies students are not matriculated (degree-seeking) students and are not eligible to live on campus or receive health insurance through Stanford.
The Stanford Continuing Studies Program does not sponsor visas for international students, nor assist in the visa application process. International students do not require an F-1 visa; attendance at Continuing Studies courses is incidental to one's reason for admission to the United States by the Department of Homeland Security. International students are responsible for ensuring that their attendance in a course is in agreement with the terms of their admission to the country and their permission to remain for any period of time.
If you would like to take regular undergraduate/graduate courses and live on campus, then you must enroll in Summer Session. Stanford only offers open enrollment in regular University courses during the Summer academic quarter. For additional information on this program, please go to http://summer.stanford.edu or email [email protected].