Stanford University Summer Session

Take your place at one of the world’s premier institutions of higher education. Stanford’s Summer Quarter provides an opportunity to grow as a scholar and an individual. By balancing challenging academics with a rich menu of educational and social activities, you’ll have a learning experience that’s truly transformative.

Students from around the world are invited to spend eight or nine weeks living and learning in the heart of Silicon Valley. If accepted to the program, you’ll have the opportunity to earn credit at one of the most competitive universities in the United States. Build your own schedule from more than 250 courses offered by 37 departments within the schools of

  • Humanities and Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering

Summer courses feature smaller class size, accessible instructors, and a diverse student body.

The Summer Session application will open December 2015 and will remain open until April 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Program Dates

Eight-Week Courses: Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, August 14

Nine-Week Courses: Saturday, June 18 – Saturday, August 20

(Dates are for 2016 Stanford Summer Session. Updated information will be available in early 2017.)

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