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Office: 365 Lasuen Street, Littlefield Center
Mail Code: 94305-6079
Phone: (650) 725-2650
Web Site:

The Continuing Studies Program provides adults from the surrounding communities the opportunity to take courses for the purpose of intellectual enrichment. Courses and events are offered in all four academic quarters, with over 400 courses planned throughout the year. The Continuing Studies Program, except for the MLA program, is a non-degree granting program.

The instructors are largely drawn from the ranks of the University's professoriate and academic staff. The program presents a wide variety of courses, with a central concentration in the liberal arts, including literature, history, art and architecture, and music.

Tuition discounts are available to University employees, Stanford students and faculty, Stanford Alumni Association members, educators, and those over age 65.

For a list of offered courses, see the Courses tab the Continuing Studies web site.

Summer Session

Associate Dean & Director of Stanford Summer Session: Larry Lagerstrom


Program Offices: 365 Lasuen Street and 220 Panama Street
Mail Code: 94305-6079
Phone: (650) 723-3109 (Summer Session); (650) 725-7250 (High School Summer College); Fax: (650) 725-6080
Email: (Summer Session); (High School Summer College)
Web Site:

Students attending Stanford Summer Session are either matriculated Stanford students, visiting undergraduate or graduate students, or enrolled in the High School Summer College.

Degree-seeking Stanford students should indicate on Axess during Spring Quarter that they intend to register for Summer Quarter. Separate application is not required.

Visiting undergraduate or graduate students are not presently candidates for a Stanford degree. These are students and adults who have taken at least one course at another college or university. These students must complete a short application, available at Qualified high school students who are at least sixteen years old may apply to the High School Summer College program.

Students in Stanford Summer Session, in general, enjoy the privileges of students in the regular degree programs, except that work completed cannot be applied toward a Stanford degree or credential unless and until the student has been admitted to regular Stanford student standing. Admission as a visiting student does not imply later admission to matriculated status. However, should the visiting student matriculate at a later date through normal admission procedures, the summer work may be applied toward the requirements for a Stanford degree or credential at the discretion of the University or academic department.

Visiting undergraduate and graduate students and students in the High School Summer College are not matriculated Stanford University students, and not all University student policies apply to such students. The University reserves the right, at its discretion, to withhold registration from or require withdrawal from Stanford Summer Session for these students or applicants.

Individuals who commit violations of University policy, the Honor Code, or the Fundamental Standard are subject to termination. Individuals in non-degree granting programs are subject to removal or discipline according to the program's policies or practices, not through the Office of Community Standards.

For more information, contact Summer Session by email, mail, phone, or fax using the listings above. Information is updated annually in January and may also be found online at Information is updated annually in January and may also be found online at

Nondiscrimination Policy

Stanford University admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or marital status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. Consistent with its obligations under the law, in the administration of the University's programs and activities, Stanford prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law; Stanford also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.  This policy applies to Stanford programs and activities both on and off-campus, including overseas programs.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy: Stanford’s Director of the Diversity and Access Office, Rosa Gonzalez, Kingscote Gardens, 419 Lagunita Drive, Suite 130, Stanford, CA 94305-8550; (650) 723-0755 (voice), (650) 723-1791 (fax), (email). Stanford’s Title IX Coordinator, Catherine Glaze, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence: Kingscote Gardens (2nd floor), 419 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, (650) 497-4955 (voice), (650) 497-9257 (fax), (email).  Individuals may also file complaints directly with the Office for Civil Rights, within the United States Department of Education, by following the information on this website:

Dean and Associate Provost: Charles Junkerman

Associate Dean and Director: Dan Colman