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After You’re Admitted

All of your planning, preparation, and hard work have paid off. You have submitted your application, you had a great interview, and now you have received a notification of admission. What’s next?

Just complete a few more action items, and your admission to the MSx Program will be official!

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Tip: Your North Star

A north star is a purpose or intent that guides you on a journey and helps you make decisions when you face competing activities or priorities. Our most successful students enter the program with two or three things they want to accomplish (their north star). Take some time to consider what your north star is — what will make your year in the program worth it for you?

Accept Your Offer of Admission

The most important thing you need to do is confirm attendance by replying to the email offer of admission. In addition, you need to secure your place with a non-refundable tuition deposit of $5,000.

Submit Your Official Transcripts and Test Scores

Submit official test scores and transcripts from all your undergraduate and graduate schools. Discrepancies between the unofficial and official versions may impact your admission status. 

Apply for a Student Visa

Once enrolled, international students will be issued I-20 or DS-2019 forms for use when applying for F-1 or J-1 visas through Stanford University. The Bechtel International Center is a great resource to find out information in the interim.

Recommended Actions to Take

Here are a few other actions you may want to take once you have been admitted and depending on your specific situation:

  1. Apply for financial aid.
  2. Start considering your housing options. Should you choose to live on campus, you will need to apply for graduate housing.
  3. Register your child for daycare or school.
Alumni Spotlight
MS 2018

“Coming from someone who's gone through the program, I’d advise that you set clear goals and expectations for yourself on day one. There’s so much going on that you won't be able to accomplish everything that you want to. If you have a clear and constant vision of what you want to get out of the program, you’ll be able to identify the best ways to spend your time and you won’t feel bad about missing out on activities of lesser importance.”