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Coterm Eligibility

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To be eligible for admission to a coterminal program at Stanford, you must be a current undergraduate student at Stanford and meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of one quarter overlap between your undergraduate and graduate programs. This means that there must be at least one quarter where both your undergraduate and graduate careers are active. If this is not possible, you should either:
    • Postpone conferral of your undergraduate degree until after your coterm graduate program is matriculated/activated, or
    • Apply via the external graduate admissions process. Please note that if you apply through this route, you are considered an external graduate applicant, not a coterm applicant. As such, coterm policies would not apply (you would not be able to transfer courses between your undergraduate and graduate careers), and you may be required to submit additional materials for the external graduate admissions process, such as GRE scores.
  • Completion of 120 units towards graduation (by the intended entry term) as shown on the undergraduate transcript, including credit earned from transfer credit, Advanced Placement exams, and other external test credit.
  • Completion of six non-Summer quarters at Stanford (by the intended entry term). If you are a transfer student, the minimum requirement is two non-Summer quarters at Stanford.
  • Declaration of an undergraduate major.
  • You may apply to one coterm program at a time, and may not apply to another coterm program until the admissions process for the initial application has been completed, including your response to the offer of admission (if admitted). Departments may adopt local policies that are more restrictive.

Be sure to check the website of your intended coterm program for any program-specific eligibility requirements.