All summer program participants will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless religious or medical exemptions have been granted. For more information visit the COVID-19 vaccine FAQs.
Here is an overview of the summer bridge programs offered for incoming students. To learn more in detail about each program, we encourage you to visit the program’s website.
|Program||Leland Scholars Program (LSP)||Stanford Summer Engineering Academy (SSEA)||Stanford Online Academic Resources (SOAR)|
|Dates||July 31 – Aug 28, 2021||July 31 - Aug 27, 2021||July 25 - Aug 27, 2021|
|Program Size||60 Students||60-65 Students||Math: 80 Students
Writing: 30 students
|Learning Objectives||LSP’s summer experience supports FLI (first-generation and/or low-income) students and students from under-resourced high schools with their transition to Stanford. During the summer program, students will:
||We seek to provide access to students from underrepresented backgrounds in engineering, such as wxmen, first generation and/or low income, first in their family to study/pursue an engineering degree, or environments with limited exposure to engineering curriculum while providing a diverse network of support systems.||The SOAR program offers incoming first-year students at Stanford an opportunity to take summer online courses in foundational mathematics and writing. With small class experiences, personalized curriculum, and a friendly learning community, we cultivate positive, preparatory learning experiences for future mathematics and writing courses at Stanford.|
|Student Experience||Students will engage in a variety of activities outlined below:
||Our program offers the opportunity for students to have an immersive experience on campus before the start of the school year by participating in computer science and math classes, lab projects, and resource fairs.
SSEA students gain preparation for studies in engineering, discuss transitioning to college, explore campus and the Bay Area, bond with fellow cohort members, and start to find their unique place at Stanford.
The program fosters a community of critical thinkers and socially conscious leaders through sessions exploring technological impacts in society, visits with industry partners, and daily guest lectures by Stanford faculty from a multitude of departments within the School of Engineering.
|The SOAR Math course covers important topics leading up to calculus and which will help bring students up to speed on the specific math skills they need to succeed in the Math 19-20-21 sequence during the academic year. The course applies to students planning to take either Math 19 or 20. The course will include some assessment along the way to provide students feedback on progress through the course material. There will be exercises, but no exams.
The SOAR Writing course will empower incoming first-year Stanford students to develop greater confidence in their academic writing practice and will prepare students for taking PWR 1, ESF, or ITALIC 95W during their first year. Through discussion, reading, and, both informal and formal writing activities with a community of your peers, we’ll understand how audience, purpose, and cultural context can shape the decisions you’ll make in your writing here at Stanford.
|Classes||All students will take a Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) course and a math problem solving course.||Computer Science (106A or 106B), Matlab big data project, Math (reading math, problem solving, and customized content geared towards Math 50 series)||Math: 4 online sections
Writing: 2 online sections
|Number of Units||2||2||1|
|Application||The application will be open from May 10 - May 31. Application link for 2021 is coming soon.||The application will be open from May 10 - May 31. Application link for 2021 coming soon||Application link for 2021 coming soon|