Enrollment Options

Stanford OHS provides three enrollment options designed to help students meet their specific goals: full-time, part-time, and single course.

Three Enrollment Options

FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT PART-TIME ENROLLMENT SINGLE-COURSE ENROLLMENT

4–5 courses

2–3 courses

1 course

Assigned to academic advisor

Assigned to academic advisor

Assigned to academic advisor

Invited to meetups

Invited to meetups

Invited to meetups

Access to 40+ clubs

Access to 40+ clubs

Access to 40+ clubs

Apply to residential summer program

Apply to residential summer program

Apply to residential summer program

Receive college counseling

   

Graduate with Stanford OHS diploma

   

Part-Time & Single-Course Applicants - Important to Note

  • An extended school day (6:00 am–10:00 pm Pacific Time, with most courses falling between 7:15 am and 9:00 pm Pacific Time) includes multiple course sections that allow part-time and single-course students to blend their Stanford OHS courses into their schedules.
  • All accepted students are surveyed about their time constraints. This information is leveraged in building the Stanford OHS schedule.
  • All students can receive a Stanford OHS transcript for courses taken at the school. Students may request that these be sent to their local high schools or to any colleges or universities to which they apply.
  • How and in what manner Stanford OHS courses are awarded credit is determined by the local school’s policies. We recommend that you connect with your school to determine how Stanford OHS credit will be considered.
  • The enrollment status indicated on the application is not binding, and all applications receive the same evaluation.
  • Learn more about single-course options by downloading our informational flyer.

Admission Outcomes

Students admitted to Stanford OHS may be granted full, provisional, or restricted enrollment status.

Full Admission

Students admitted to Stanford OHS may enroll each subsequent year without reapplying, may change enrollment status, and may take any course offered at the school contingent on placement.

Provisional Admission

Students may be admitted provisionally when the Admissions Committee anticipates that they may benefit from additional academic support. Academic advisors and counselors closely monitor the academic progress of these students to support their success at the school. Provisionally admitted students who maintain good academic standing through the end of their first year may re-enroll without reapplying.

Admission Restricted to Mathematics/Science or Humanities

Students may be admitted to take courses in only one subject area. Acceptance into courses outside that focus area in a subsequent year requires reapplication.

Admission Restricted to an Enrollment Status

Students may be restricted to part-time or single-course enrollment when the Admissions Committee believes that they may benefit from a reduced course load. Reapplication is required to change that status. This outcome is common for middle-school applicants.

Admission Without Graduation

Students who apply to Stanford OHS late in their high-school careers may be unable to graduate from the school. The Admissions Committee may make this determination after an assessment of the student's academic record.