Application Timeline


  • Online application system opens mid-month (see the Graduate Admissions site for the specific date)


  • Application deadline for IPS (usually the first or second Tuesday of the month; check website for official date)
  • Applications are processed; applicants will be notified that their application is either complete or missing information


  • Admissions committee reviews applications
  • Decisions are made at the end of February or in early March


  • Decision letters are sent to applicants in early-mid March, including any offer of financial assistance


  • “Admit Day” held in early April for interested admitted students
  • Stanford University requires offers of admission to be accepted, denied or deferred by April 15th for those who have been offered fellowship support. For those who are not offered a fellowship, the deadline for responding to the offer of admission will be towards the end of April.