Eligibility and Commitment


If you will be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in the Autumn Quarter after the program, you are eligible.

You must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Frosh who took a spring quarter leave WILL be eligible for Arts Intensive 2020 even if they are not enrolled in spring and have not completed the 3-quarter residency requirement.
  • Have been enrolled for at least three academic quarters (or see above).
  • Be in good academic standing (not on provisional registration or University suspension). You must have completed the 3-quarter freshman year residency requirement before participating. If you have taken a leave in your first year you are not eligible, but will be allowed to apply to participate next year (even though you may have completed up to 5 quarters at that time).
  • Will have completed at least 36 units of academic work by the end of Spring Quarter the year prior to applying to the AI Program.
  • Must be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the year in which you are applying to the AI Program.
  • Have an on-campus housing assignment for the fall following the program or else make your own living arrangements for the time period following students moving into fall housing through the conclusion of the program. If you plan to enroll in Overseas Study for fall, you are still eligible for SoCo. In this case, you must make living arrangements for the time period following students moving into fall housing through the conclusion of the program.

To determine an applicant's qualifications, standing at the University, and readiness to participate in the program, the following Offices may be consulted:

  • Office of Residential Education
  • Office of Accessible Education
  • Undergraduate Advising and Research
  • Office of Community Standards
  • Vaden Health Center/Counseling and Psychological Services

Note: Vaden will not share confidential health information with the program, but may identify a concern with an applicant's readiness to participate, to be further addressed directly with the applicant.

Arts Intensive reserves the right to revoke admission at any point prior to the program should there be any changes to a student's qualifications, standing at the University, and readiness to participate in the program. Arts Intensive will notify the student should there be any concerns, or if the student is no longer eligible to participate in the program.

Student Commitment

After acceptance, you commit to fully participate.

What does this mean?

  • Attend a mandatory meeting in the spring with the instructor to receive course materials and hear expectations for summer reading assignments and possible written or on-line discussion assignments.

  • Arrive on campus (or at your seminar location) during scheduled check-in times.

  • Attend all class sessions, class field trips, and mandatory college-wide activities. Please note that one of the advantages of an immersive experience is that faculty can adapt based on student interests or unexpected opportunities--class activities are likely to be added at short notice even if they were not on the syllabus on the first day, and these will be still be mandatory for you to attend.

  • Hold no job, full or part-time, and not travel outside of required class activities during the program.

  • Cannot be an RA or RCC or hold any positions related to New Student Orientation (conflicts with required training schedules); any application for dorm staff positions must be disclosed on the commitment form.

  • Obtain instructor and program approval for any absence from the program, including weekends.

  • Follow the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code.

Admission to the program may be revoked at any point if a student is found to be ineligible or in violation of the Fundamental Standard or Honor Code.

For full details, read the Commitment Form linked from the application instructions.

Religious Holidays

You should check with faculty regarding any religious holiday observances that will occur during the program in order to work through any conflicts with travel or other class activities.  If you observe religious holidays, you should communicate with faculty about your availability for classes, program events, and travel prior to confirming acceptance for participating.

Important Dates

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   August 30 -
   September 18, 2020



April 21:  AI Student Application Deadline

May 15: Student application status is posted

Late May: Course Meetings

August 30:  AI Student Move in

August 31: First Day of AI Classes


Student Arrival Date: August 30, 12-5PM

AI Dorm Meeting: 7 pm

Classes Begin: August 31, 2020 (check with faculty for time)

AI Opening Event: August 31, 2020, 4PM

Students and AIPAs Move to their On-Campus Fall Housing Assignments: September 11, 2020, 5-8PM

AI Showcase and Program Ends: September 17, 2020, afternoon

Stanford University First Day of Classes: September 21, 2020