# Stanford Summer College

Brilliant is nominating qualified Brilliant members ages 16-19 to attend Stanford’s Summer College for high school students. This 8-week program allows exceptional students to take Stanford college classes on the Stanford campus. We encourage students from every country to apply for the nomination!

How old do I have to be?

Your birthday must be on or after August 22, 1994, and on or before June 23, 1998.

What are the dates of Stanford Summer College?

June 21 - August 17 in Summer 2014.

Are there scholarships or financial aid available?

Yes. If you also would like to receive Brilliant's nomination for financial aid, you must follow the steps below for nomination by the early deadline of April 24, 2014.

What is the benefit of getting Brilliant's nomination?

Brilliant is collaborating with Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, to help them vet talented students for their summer programs. If you receive Brilliant's recommendation, your application is guaranteed multiple reads by the admissions committee, which will give you a slightly better chance of being offered admission.

How do I apply for the nomination?

If you’re interested in the program, you can apply for our nomination by going through the following steps on Brilliant:

• Go to your profile by clicking on your picture in the upper right of the site header
• Click 'Edit' in the left column to edit your profile
• Fill out your profile however you see fit to tell us about yourself. Complete 2 of the essay prompts.
• At the bottom of the application, click the “Apply for Stanford Summer College” button. This will reveal a few additional fields for you to complete.
• Click “Submit” when done.

We will nominate students on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply the better your chances. The final deadline to submit your profile to us is May 26, 2014.

If you are a finalist for nomination, we will follow up and conduct an interview with you via Skype. If accepted, we will help you complete the rest of the application to Stanford Summer College.

Note by Peter Taylor
5 years, 11 months ago

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Agh, I'm born in Sep 1998 :( These extracurricular nominations seem more frequent in recent months; is Brilliant.org really becoming that popular among colleges and seen as a valuable student source? I'm happy and amazed overall for Brilliant, just too bad that circumstances don't permit me to attend. Also, how many students have been nominated in the past for these events?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Same problem. December 1998 :/

- 5 years, 11 months ago

the same as me

- 5 years, 11 months ago

same here dude....age is the barrier

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Same problem. Born November 1998

- 5 years, 11 months ago

same in Sep :\

- 5 years, 10 months ago

Will this happen the next year also?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

We have to travel on our own cost?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Will students applying through Brilliant.org still have to pay the application fee?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

What are some criteria for the selection process? And what courses are offered? (And what degree of knowledge should we have regarding our course of interest?)

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Can't you wait four years for this to happen? Curse my age! I totally would love to go! It's too bad. :P

- 5 years, 11 months ago

hey, Do not ever curse ur age...

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Darn I was born in late 2001. I hope that another chance like this comes again.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I'm too young too

- 5 years, 11 months ago

:(

- 5 years, 11 months ago

After 4 years I would not be able to go. I missed it by a margin my birthday is on 28 November 1998

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I have the same birthday

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Same here. being born in December, 2001 has its ups and downs

- 5 years, 11 months ago

But I'm in July 1994 ..only if I was a month younger

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Hey, it was a year that Virginia won at National MATHCOUNTS. That's pretty cool. But yeah, we're probably the youngest users on the site. :D

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Yep.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Hi......I'm also 13, it's pretty cool to be the youngest! By the way, who do you think is the eldest?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Probably @Michael Mendrin. At least, the oldest active person.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, probably.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

What a good opportunity! But there's a lot of students who are better than me :(

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Will Brilliant.org nominate students according to the points or problems they have solved?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

from india or other countries who will travel so far just for a camp

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Speak for yourself. /

- 5 years, 11 months ago

it might seem like its just a camp buddy...but it will matter much more in the future...dont miss dis opportunity..or u might be repenting after a few years..

- 5 years, 11 months ago

If only I was older......

- 5 years, 11 months ago

And no offense, but I find this age limit a tad bit ridiculous.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Please inform me if there will be a list of some sort that mentions all the nominations. If so when will it be released. If not then how and when will we know if we are nominated?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Oh no! Iwas born on 28th September, 1998.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

hw r u

- 5 years, 11 months ago

What do you mean?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Oh no I was born on November 1998

- 5 years, 11 months ago

That is just fine,but what about 'Adventures of the Mind'? Isn't the nominee list ready yet? :(

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Be patient. The last list will be rolled out next week. You will get an email if you are nominated or not. Peter says so.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Missed it by that much (September 29, 1998)

- 5 years, 11 months ago

it's so far away :(

- 5 years, 11 months ago

From malaysia? Thousands miles travelling..

- 5 years, 11 months ago

hey? what's add a free response?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Although I satisfy the age criteria but “Apply for Stanford Summer College” button on my profile page is missing.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I'm running into the same problem

- 5 years, 11 months ago

It couldn't work, How can I submit the form?

- 5 years, 10 months ago

I tried, but doesn't reach, how can i find the admission form,isn't located here.

- 5 years, 10 months ago

i dont like to go so far for a camp

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I'm born in 1990 and I can't get it.....

- 5 years, 11 months ago

It's really sad I'm too young for this... Would be amazing to go

- 5 years, 11 months ago

it is too away to attain the program

- 5 years, 11 months ago

agh..thats during my admissions...not sure if i'll be able to make it..

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I wish I could go. But I cannot leave this period of time...

- 5 years, 11 months ago

Oh man.. I just missed the financial aid date.. damn

- 5 years, 11 months ago

It's really stupid on how they base it on age for the bulk of the qualifications. Considering Stanford, I would think they would at least make some compromises for kids that are above average though don't really make those age limits. :'(

- 5 years, 11 months ago

I've done everything but the most I've seen is that they asked me where I first heard about the program. I selected Brilliant.org. Is that all I need to do.

- 5 years, 11 months ago

do i have to also register on Stanford's website? @Stanford Summer College

- 5 years, 11 months ago

do i have to also register on Stanford's website? @Peter Taylor

- 5 years, 11 months ago

my date of birth is 15 june 1994 , am i eligible to this...?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

april 1999

- 5 years, 11 months ago

When the results will be announced?

- 5 years, 11 months ago

i would apply but i suck at everything :P

- 5 years, 10 months ago

https://brilliant.org

- 1 year ago

[url=https://brilliant.org/daily-problems/]https://brilliant.org/daily-problems/[/url]

- 1 year ago

<a href="https://brilliant.org/daily-problems/">https://brilliant.org/daily-problems/</a>

- 1 year ago

Has anyone been here? My younger sister really wanted to get into their summer college but we're not entirely sure about this idea. Some summer colleges scare potential students with how hard they have to work. Not that it is bad but for highschoolers it might be a bit too much. I was hoping to find a place that will inspire her to further develop her math and analytics skills. Should she try?

- 9 months, 4 weeks ago

The college offers a terrific opportunity for students. I cannot even express my gratitude for the chance to attend this event. I was especially pleased with the atmosphere between the students. Everyone always came to the rescue, and for example, I remember how polysyndeton was explained to me for several hours. After polysyndeton, everything else was easy.

- 8 months ago

OMG! i am born in September 1998.........isn't there anything that could help me out!

- 5 years, 11 months ago