MIP FAQ - After I've Been Admitted

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please find answers to our most commonly asked questions

Admitted Applicants

  • When will I receive my letter of admission?

​The Admissions Committee will review applications during the month of February, and notification letters will be sent by email in early to mid-March. Admitted students will also receive an email from Stanford University's Office of Graduate Admissions with information for admitted students. Please note that all admissions communciation will be done via email. 

  • If I am admitted, what is the timeline for responding to the offer of admission?

​Admitted students who receive fellowship offers are required to respond to the offer of admission by April 15. Once admitted to the program, students will be invited to visit campus in early April (typically one to two weeks before the deadline to respond to the offer), to learn more about the MIP program, meet faculty, staff, and current students, and tour the campus. Applicants will receive more information about Admit Day once admissions decisions have been made.

  • How do I formally accept my offer of admission?

​In order to respond to the offer of admission, you will need to create a SUNetID. Instructions can be found in the Admitted Students section of the Office of Graduate Admissions.

  • Is it possible to defer my offer of admission?

​Deferral requests are reviewed by the MIP Admissions Committee and are granted only in the case of extenuating circumstances. If you meet the criteria for deferred enrollment, you would begin the program in autumn quarter of the following year. If you are interested in deferring, please contact us at mip-admissions@stanford.edu

  • I have not received any confirmation email after accepting the admissions offer.

​No formal confirmation will be sent after you accept the offer.

  • Do I need to pay a deposit after accepting the offer of admission?

​No, Stanford does not require a tuition fee deposit. The first tuition payment will be due in mid-October.