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Dates and Deadlines

Available term offerings and application deadlines vary by program. Before you apply, check the entry terms offered and application deadline for your program on the Explore Coterm Programs page.

The application closes at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on your program’s deadline.

Application Process

To get started, click the button below to create your online application account. You may save your work anytime and return to the same button to continue working on your application.

Start Your Application

The online application is open for a limited number of programs still accepting applications for Autumn 2022-2023 entry. Return to this page in mid-September 2022 to start your application for Winter 2022-2023, Spring 2022-2023, Summer 2022-2023, or Autumn 2023-2024.

Required Materials

You are required to submit the following materials in the online application:

  • Current Stanford transcript
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation from Stanford faculty

Test Scores

Each graduate program sets its own policy on GRE General Test scores — required, optional, or not considered. Refer to the Explore Coterm Programs page to view each program’s testing policy.

If GRE scores are required by your program, you must report your official scores directly to Stanford from ETS. Stanford’s ETS institutional code is 4704. Individual department code numbers are not necessary. As long as you select the institutional code of 4704, the score is electronically delivered to Stanford.

Additional Materials

Some programs have additional application requirements, such as a preliminary program proposal, resume, writing sample, or additional letter of recommendation. Check the coterm program’s website for details.

Application Fee

If you are admitted to a coterm program and accept the offer, you will be assessed a $125 coterm application fee during your first quarter of the program.

Need-based fee waivers are granted to students who qualify under Stanford’s full tuition financial aid policy. No special request is necessary.