Specific-course admission is ideal if you want to start your Stanford OHS experience by taking just one course in one year, and you already know exactly which one.
• The specific course application asks only for information relevant to the topic area of the course for which you are applying. For example, if you apply to take Precalculus, the application will ask for a recommendation from a math teacher and a math work sample.
• All specific-course applicants take a proctored placement exam to determine eligibility. In some cases, OHS may also choose to interview you or ask for additional information to assess your eligibility for the course.
• Specific-course applicants are not eligible to apply for financial aid.
• Specific-course applicants must re-apply to Stanford OHS through an abbreviated application if they would like to take courses in other disciplines and/or increase to part-time or full-time status in future years. If you think you would like to take more courses at Stanford OHS this year or in future years, consider completing the General Application for maximum flexibility.
Because class meetings are synchronous (meaning you will have to attend class online regularly on the day and time it is held), it is important to make sure that the course you select will fit your schedule.
Stanford OHS will announce its course schedule in June. With a school day that runs from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Pacific), and multiple sections of most courses, the vast majority of students are able to find section times that work with their other commitments.
Apply by June 16, receive your admission decision July 17, take a look at the course schedule when it is published in June, and decide whether to commit with an initial payment no later than July 24
June 16, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) Application Due
Mid-June Course schedule announced
July 6, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) Placement Test Due
July 17 Application Decision Notification
July 24 Commitment to Register and at least 50% of tuition due.
September 5 Remaining tuition due (required to begin the course) Last day to withdraw and lose only the tuition paid up to this point.
Important reminders: • Your scheduling constraints will not be factored into our course schedule. • Courses often fill up quickly after priority deadlines, and spaces are not guaranteed, even for applicants who might be admissible to a given course.
Students who submit the Specific Course application can enroll in only that one course in the given academic year. Once you have completed your first Stanford OHS course, you may take another specific course in the same discipline without reapplying, pending academic performance.
Because you must re-apply to Stanford OHS through an abbreviated application if you would like to take courses in other disciplines and/or increase to part-time or full-time status in future years, consider completing the General Application for maximum flexibility.