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Stanford University Summer Session

Stanford University Summer Session invites visiting undergraduate, graduate, high school, and gap year students to experience Stanford University during its fourth academic quarter. Enrich your curiosity, creativity, and knowledge while you earn credit and an official transcript from Stanford. Study alongside a dynamic, diverse student body from more than 50 countries and engage in community building programming that takes you beyond the classroom. Stanford Summer Session gives you the opportunity to take courses from one of the world’s leading research universities.

How It Works

  1. APPLY to attend our 8-week program.
  2. RECEIVE and accept your admission. 
  3. REGISTER for courses when enrollment opens in March.
  4. ATTEND as a Residential or Commuter student.

Why Stanford Summer Session?

Academic Support

A team of Academic Advisors, residential staff, and Tutors will be with you every step of the way, starting even before your summer begins. They can help you:

  • select courses and clarify any prerequisites
  • understand grading options 
  • refine your goals and evaluate your academic progress
  • get the perspective of Stanford undergraduates
  • navigate the resources available to you
  • connect with a cohort of students to check in with your peers

Learn

Engage in dynamic classroom experience with world-class faculty and an impressive group of peers. Immerse yourself in the field of your choice or explore something new, from foundational core courses to those that are unique to Stanford.

Innovate

Delve into the entrepreneurship and problem solving methodologies that make Silicon Valley the center of American technology and innovation.



Programs

Bachelor's degree
Business
Entrepreneurship Delivery method Length Location
Summer Course in Technology Entrepreneurship On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Accounting for Managers and Entrepreneurs On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Smart Cities & Communities On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Computer Science & IT
Summer Course on Convex Optimization I On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Design and Analysis of Algorithms On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Introduction to Probability for Computer Scientists On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Data Science & Analytics
Summer Course on Data Mining and Analysis On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Data Science 101 On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Information Technology
Summer Course in Programming Methodology On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Software Engineering
Summer Course on Programming Abstractions On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Engineering & Technology
Electrical Engineering
Summer Course in Electrical Engineering: An Intro to Making: What is EE On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Environmental Engineering
Summer Course on Understanding Energy - Essentials On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Health & Well-Being
Healthcare Management
Summer Course on Mental Health from Crisis to Construction On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Humanities & Culture
Philosophy
Summer Course on Minds and Machines On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Political Science
Summer Course in Political Science: Introduction to International Relations On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Psychology
Summer Course on Into the Metaverse: Designing the Future of Virtual Worlds On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Sustainable Development
Summer Course on Sustainability Design Thinking On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Law
Summer Course on Probabilistic Analysis On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Media & Communications
Summer Course on Public Speaking: Romancing the Room On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Creative Writing
Summer Course on Fiction Writing On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Fiction Writing Online Online / Distance 8 weeks Stanford
Film & Media Studies
Summer Course on Language of Film On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Science
Astronomy
Summer Course on Stars and Planets in a Habitable Universe On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Biology
Summer Course on Introduction to Human Physiology On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Molecular Genetics On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Mathematics
Summer Course on Introduction to Statistical Methods: Precalculus On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Modern Applications On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Summer Course on Theory of Probability On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Teaching & Education
Stanford University Bachelors Summer Session On campus 8 weeks Stanford
Master's degree
Teaching & Education
Stanford University Graduate Summer Session On campus 8 weeks Stanford
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Accommodation

You will stay in a classic undergraduate residence hall. You will most likely have a roommate and you may be placed on co-ed floors. Residence halls have their own laundry facilities and computer clusters. The complexes are organized into houses, and each house has its own lounge and common area. You will eat meals with fellow students in a nearby dining commons. All Stanford residences feature convenient access to Tresidder Memorial Union, the Campus Bookstore, and classrooms.

If you live nearby, you can attend Summer Session as a commuting student. As a commuting student, you will be able to access the same on-campus facilities and participate in the same extracurricular activities as a residential student. Special programing specifically for commuting students will be offered, connecting you to a larger Bay Area network of students.

Reviews

Average rating 4.5

Based on 2 reviews.

Umay Bozkurt
Even though I was very excited to attend the summer session physically, I really appreciated and loved the online experience last summer. I believe it is truly a wonderful and life-changing experience to listen to the Stanford professors and join the virtual events that are tailored for the Summer Session students. Professors, assistants, and st...
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John D.
I enjoyed this course but some of the content was a little too basic for my taste, but I enjoyed the experience as a whole.

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Stanford University Summer Session

415 Broadway
Academy Hall, Floor 2, 8853
94063 Redwood City California
United States of America

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