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Mental Health Resources at Stanford

Prospective Students

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As an academic institution and as a community, Stanford welcomes and embraces students and scholars from around the world who contribute immeasurably to our mission of education and discovery. Inclusion and nondiscrimination are core values of our community, and they extend to all of the Stanford community while accounting for citizenship or nationality.

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Roble exterior, 2023. Credit: Sean Mckibbon-Ray

Undergraduate Admission Process

Stanford treats undocumented students as U.S. domestic students in the undergraduate admission process, assessing their applications under the same need-blind admission policy it uses for citizens of the United States.

Below, read about Stanford’s commitments to undocumented students from Provost Persis Drell about financial assistance available to current students who need support renewing their DACA status, and for those who may be subject to the expiration of work authorization.

Undergraduate Admissions

Undocumented and DACAmented undergraduate applicants are not considered international students in the application process. Stanford will use institutional funds to meet the full demonstrated financial need of those undocumented students who are admitted More information for undocumented undergraduate applicants is available on the admission and financial aid websites.Citizenship and immigration status are not a condition of admission, and Stanford does not require undergraduates to have DACA status to enroll or receive financial aid. We welcome applications from all students who are ready to make the most of the extraordinary academic opportunities available at Stanford.

Graduate Admissions

Graduate admissions at Stanford are managed by individual schools; different graduate programs have different work and training requirements. Please visit the website of the school you are interested in for admissions and financial aid information.

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Programs for Undergraduate Applicants

The Leland Scholars Program and the Stanford Summer Engineering Academy are four week programs in the summer prior to one’s first quarter at Stanford that aim to help students from marginalized backgrounds in easing their transition into Stanford through taking courses, introduction to academic and personal support, and other programming. This program also extends throughout students’ Frosh year, as program mentors teach additional courses to continue to support the transition into a college setting. All students, regardless of immigration status, are invited to apply to either of these college-preparatory programs.