Application Instructions

These instructions are for PhD/MS applicants. These applicants should also review the Stanford Graduate Admissions website for university-wide admissions policies, which we link to in our own instructions where appropriate. In cases where the instructions on our department website differ from the Stanford Graduate Admissions website (e.g., the number of official transcripts required), you should follow the instructions on our department website.

Step 4: Submit Required Materials

We require applicants to submit official test scores (TOEFL) to validate the information submitted in the online application.

❏ Official TOEFL Scores

Arrange for official TOEFL scores to be sent directly to Stanford from Educational Testing Service (ETS). Stanford’s ETS institutional code is 4704; an individual department code number is not necessary. If you do specify a department code, this will not negatively impact the score delivery.

TOEFL scores received after the deadline will not have a negative impact on the review of your application, as long as you provide unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores in the online application by the deadline.

❏ Unofficial Transcripts

Select one (1) of the following methods, if you have accepted admission to Stanford, to submit an official transcript from every college/university you enrolled:

Paper Electronic

Please do NOT mail us your official transcripts prior to the admissions decisions. If you receive and accept our admissions offer, official transcripts from each college or university you attended should be sent to the Department of Electrical Engineering Graduate Admissions office at This will allow the university to initiate the matriculation review process and, if applicable, process an I-20/DS-2019 request. 

Option 1: Arrange for one (1) set of transcripts to be mailed to our department at the following address:

Stanford University
Department of Electrical Engineering
Graduate Admissions Office
350 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305-9505

Option 2: If your institution offers a secure electronic delivery service (e.g., Parchment, eSCRIP-SAFE, National Student Clearinghouse), you may arrange for one (1) copy of the official electronic transcript to be sent to sends e-mail).
Option 3: Stanford alumni who have active SUNet IDs may utilize the eTranscript Service embedded in the online application to submit official Stanford transcripts electronically.

Note: Current Stanford students should upload their unofficial Stanford transcript (download in Axess) instead of requesting an official eTranscript. After submitting your application, send an email to sends e-mail) to request that we update your transcript status to "Received (Official)."


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