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 are generally required to respond to the offer of admission between April 15 and April 20. The exact date will be stated in your offer letter. 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. Students admitted to the coterminal program can simply email their decisions to mip-admissions@stanford.edu

  • Is it possible to defer my offer of admission?

The MIP program may grant a very limited number of one-year deferrals to admitted applicants with particularly compelling reasons for requesting one. To apply for a deferral, please write a letter outlining the motive and rationale for your your request, no later than April 15. ​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


So you have decided to accept your offer of admission. Welcome to the MIP Community!


  • 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.

  • Can I live on campus?

Stanford University has wonderful housing options for students wishing to live on-campus. The vast majority of MIP students live on-campus. Please visit the housing website to view housing options for single students, couples, and families, and to learn about the housing lottery held between April and early May each year for housing assignments starting in Autumn Quarter.

  • What are my next steps? What do I need to do after accepting my offer?

​After accepting your offer of admission, you will need to send final official transcripts to our offices, using one of the University's approved delivery methods. Students with degrees from foreign institutions may need to send additional academic credentials, and have transcripts translated into English. Read more about this on the International Applicants webpage. International students will also need to initiate their visa application process with the Bechtel International Center.

  • How will I know if I have satisfied the prerequisite coursework requirement?

The MIP team will review your file and contact you in late April or early May to let you know if you have met the requirements. If you have not, you will be given options to satisfy the requirement before beginning the program in September. The communication should also include advice on how best to prepare for the MIP program over the summer.