Second Round Applications
Summer plans changed? Sophomore College is accepting second-round applications for certain courses. All frosh may submit applications via a webform (Stanford webauth required). Some classes have only a single space, so don't delay!
"Which courses are open?"
- French Immersion: Contemporary Issues in the French-Speaking World Three weeks living and breathing French will transform your first-year language skills beyond what you thought was possible.
- Spanish Immersion Learn to dream in Spanish, and work closely with the Spanish-speaking community in the Bay Area.
- LGBT History and Culture in the Bay Area Study the evolution of queer culture in one of its most important birthplaces.
- Science of the Impossible Delve into technological breakthroughs in the laboratory with Prof Jennifer Dionne.
- The Cult of Happiness What does it mean to live a good life?
Some courses have very short waitlists, so you are also welcome to submit an application in case a space opens up.
- Life in the Zoo Design a toy that helps keep a captive animal happy and healthy, in this unique partnership with the San Francisco Zoo.
- Exploration of Art Materials Study the chemistry of paint; make paint from scratch; use it to make a painting. Artistic experience not required!
- Remix | Reading and Writing the DJ Your final "paper" might be a mixtape.
"What's the deadline?" Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so should be submitted as soon as possible.
"I already applied to 3 seminars....?" No problem! You can submit additional applications for these courses.
Waitlisted, Not Accepted, and Space Available Seminars
If there are still seminars with spaces available in early May, students who were declined or waitlisted in the original application round will also be invited to apply in second-round applications. If you aren’t sure which applies to you, check your status at vcasc.stanford.edu after status is released in early May.
What Are Your Chances of Getting Off the Waitlist?
Most faculty create a general waitlist pool and will select students from the waitlist based on the goal of shaping a vibrant and diverse seminar learning community, and not on a formal ranking system. We will contact you should a space become available for you.
There is likely to be waitlist movement around 7 May, as schedule conflicts and changed plans may lead to students declining spots before the confirmation deadline of Tuesday, May 7 (11:59pm). Most rosters are fairly stable after that point. Barring unforeseen emergencies, we don’t anticipate spaces opening up after mid-May.
If you are interested in submitting an application(s) for Space Available Seminars, we encourage you to do so, as your odds of participating in SoCo are much higher than moving off a waitlist.