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How to Apply for Current Students

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Application instructions for current Stanford graduate students are the same for PhD, MS, and HCP (part-time MS) applications. Click here for the application process for those three programs. 

This page contains important information and links to the application timelines/deadlines and process for current students.

Early application review deadline

Part-Time MS (HCP)

November 3, 2020  @ 11:59pm PST

We will conduct an early review of MS applications submitted and complete by the early review deadline, but in some cases we will need to review the whole application pool to determine the top applicants. So, some decisions will be made in early December, and the rest will be made by early March, along with the decisions from our regular MS review.


We do not have an early review for current Stanford graduate students applying to our PhD program.  
Refer to PhD timeline/deadline.

Application process

Current Stanford undergraduate students
Apply to coterminal MS

Current Stanford graduate students
Apply to MS or PhD (same process as new students)

It is not necessary for current Stanford graduate students to resend hard copies of transcripts or to resend official test scores, because those are already in Stanford's system from the original application. Please do add your current Stanford degree onto your electronic application, and upload your current Stanford transcript (even if there are not yet any grades reported).

Do not submit the online Graduate Authorization Petition in Axess; that is not how we review applications from current Stanford graduate students.