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Dates and Deadlines

Our dates and deadlines help you plan ahead as you reflect on and prepare your application materials.

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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 2022 cohort. You may find more about Stanford’s statement on COVID-19 and graduate admissions here.

Application opens August 1, 2021
Application closes October 6, 1:00 pm Pacific Time
Finalist notification January 26, 2022
Immersion Weekend February 25-26, 2022
Decision notification March 15, 2022

Materials Due by Deadline by Invitation Only
  • Background Information
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters
  • Short answers and Essay
  • Video (by invitation on rolling basis)
  • Immersion Weekend (by invitation only)

A note about test scores: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program follows the practices of your graduate degree program: if your graduate degree program does not require standardized tests, then you do not need to submit any with your Knight-Hennessy Scholars program application.

If your graduate degree program requires test scores, you must report them to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program by your graduate degree program's application deadline or the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program's application deadline, whichever is later.

Application 2: Stanford Graduate Program(s)

In addition to applying to Knight-Hennessy Scholars, you must apply to, be accepted by, and enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate degree program. Unless you have already deferred admission to a Stanford graduate program, you must apply to your respective Stanford graduate program(s) by the deadlines below:

Graduate Degree Program Application Opens Application Deadline
MS in Physician Assistant Studies, School of Medicine April 2021 August 1, 2021
MBA Program, Graduate School of Business June 2021 Round 1 Deadline: September 9, 2021
MD Program, School of Medicine June 2021

AMCAS Deadline:
October 1, 2021*

Supplemental Deadline:  October 21, 2021

MA, MS and PhD in Education,
Graduate School of Education
October 2021 November 15, 2021
JD and advanced degrees,
Stanford Law School
September 2021 December 1, 2021*
Any other Stanford graduate degree program October 2021 Program's standard deadline or
December 1, 2021, 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 completed application materials. As 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.

The Stanford graduate program application may require a fee to apply. Please visit the graduate program website for details. There is no fee to apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars.


Last updated July 13, 2021



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