While filling out information like activities and honors may be fairly standard, college essay prompts change from year to year and many students are anxious to get a start on them during the summer months.
The majority of students apply to college in January or February of their senior year to meet regular decision deadlines. They hear back in April and choose a college by the national response date of May 1.
The primary criterion for admission to Stanford is academic excellence. We look for your preparation and potential to succeed. There is no minimum GPA or test score; nor is there any specific number of AP or honors courses you must have on your transcript in order to be admitted to Stanford.
Reading and Writing 700-770, Math 720-800 (2018–19)