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Tuition Questions

What is the tuition used for?

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The tuition fee covers expenses for session leaders, website maintenance, administrative costs, and use of the Stanford University facilities.

Please note that financial aid is available and that we will not exclude students due to financial hardship. Please let us know if the fee would cause financial difficulty for your family.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Questions

Will attending a Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies program improve the chances of getting into Stanford?

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Many colleges and universities are familiar with the rigor and academic level of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs. However, the fact that a student has participated in a given program, activity, or work is not in and of itself the value-add to their college application. What is most valuable is how students learn, grow, and develop their talents and curiosity because of these experiences.

Stanford University’s undergraduate admissions process is separate and independent from Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs. As with any extracurricular activity, participation in this program can help students present themselves as strong candidates, but does not guarantee admission into Stanford University.