2020 Online Courses

Not for credit or grade, our courses provide in-depth, interactive exploration of advanced topics. Courses range in subjects from Bioscience to Business, Music to Machine Learning, Physics to Political Science, and Creative Writing to Cosmology. Please note: courses are subject to change.

Use the left-hand navigation to filter our extensive course listing to find the course that is right for you!

Courses Frequently Asked Questions

What does "grade level" refer to?

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Grade level refers to the applicant's current grade at the time they submit their application. Reference for 2020 programs:


Graduation Year from High School

(Class of)

Current Grade
2020 12
2021 11
2022 10
2023 9
2024 8



Do Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies program participants receive grades or credit?

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We do not provide course grades or credits for completing a Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies program. Our summer courses are for enrichment purposes only. After the conclusion of the program, participants are sent a written evaluation from their instructor and a certificate of completion.

What are the session dates for the Summer Institutes Online program? 

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Session One: Monday, June 22 – Friday, July 3, 2020

Session Two: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 17, 2020

Session Three: Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 31, 2020