Eligible students will be sophomores in the autumn quarter immediately following Sophomore College. They will also meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Eligible to enroll and intending to enroll in the upcoming autumn quarter. (Current frosh who are on probation or provisional registration are fully eligible for SoCo, as long as you plan to enroll the next autumn and are not actually suspended.)
- Have an on-campus housing assignment for the fall or accept responsibility for making your own living arrangements for the second half of SoCo. Students move from program housing to their autumn housing in the middle of Sophomore College--students who are doing Overseas Study or otherwise do not have an on-campus housing assignment are typically able to share with a friend for the last week, and can work with SoCo to secure permission for the extended guest stay. (But be sure to check autumn overseas program dates carefully--there may be a conflict!)
- Have completed the 3-quarter freshman year residency requirement before participating.
- Less common situations: If you took a leave before finishing your first year you are not immediately eligible, but you are welcome to apply to participate the next year (even though you may have completed up to 5 quarters at that time). Students who are spending time away from Stanford between their first and second years are welcome to participate in Sophomore College at the beginning of their second year, even if they are not enrolled in classes at the time of application. Students on active leave of absence may apply as usual in early April. Students whose SUNet is on hiatus may need to work with the program to submit an application in early April. Students may need to work with a UAR advisor to complete Returning to Stanford paperwork in order to enroll in summer quarter--your UAR advisor can help you determine whether it's necessary and guide you through the process.
Faculty assemble a class based on student responses to the application questions. We do not ask for transcripts, recommendations, or resumes. To ensure that Sophomore College constitutes a strong community, and to ensure that the program is prepared to support the success of each individual student, 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.
Sophomore College 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. Sophomore College will notify the student should there be any concerns, or if the student is no longer eligible to participate in the program.