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Dates and Deadlines

Application 1: Knight-Hennessy Scholars program

Please note important dates and deadlines for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program application process. While we will continue to monitor the developments around COVID-19, as of now there is no process or deadline change in the application for the 2021 cohort. You may find more about Stanford’s statement on COVID-19 and graduate admissions here.

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Application Due:   October 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Finalist notification:  February 3, 2021 (PT)
Immersion Weekend:  March 6, 2021 (PT)
Decision notification:  March 2021

You must submit the following materials via the online application by the October 14 deadline:

  • Background Information
  • Transcripts
  • Test scores, if available and required by departments*
  • Resumé
  • Recommendation letters
  • Short answers and Essay

You may submit the following materials after the October 14 deadline, as indicated:

  • Video (Link will be available after you submit your application.)
    • Due no later than December 9, 2020.
  • *Test score update only if you have a new test score to report. Please visit the application for instructions on how to do this if you have already submitted your application.


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Application 2: Stanford Graduate Program(s)

If you want to be considered as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you must submit a separate application to the graduate degree of interest at Stanford. Please apply to your respective Stanford graduate program(s) by the deadlines below:

Graduate Degree Program Application Opens Application Deadline
MBA Program,
Graduate School of Business
June 2020 Round 1 Deadline (Rounds 2 and 3 are ineligible):
September 15, 2020
MS in Physician Assistant Studies,
School of Medicine
April 2020 October 1, 2020
MD Program,
School of Medicine
June 2020 AMCAS Deadline:
October 15, 2020*
MS in Management Science & Engineering,
School of Engineering
September 2020 November 3, 2020
MA, MS and PhD in Education,
Graduate School of Education
September 2020 November 16, 2020
JD and advanced degrees,
Stanford Law School
August 2020 December 8, 2020*
Any other Stanford graduate degree program September 2020 Program’s standard deadline
or December 8, 2020,
whichever is earlier

*MD and JD/LLM/SPILS applicants: The deadline shown in this table corresponds to the date by when Stanford must receive your complete application materials. Since it may take a couple of weeks for applications to be processed through AMCAS or LSAC, we strongly encourage you to submit your application well in advance of the posted deadline.


Last updated Jan 5, 2021.

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