Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies is actively monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic with the health and well-being of our community firmly in mind. We will keep this page up-to-date as new information is available about the impacts of the situation on our programs.

Current Summer Program Status

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In light of the university's decisions about its summer programming, SPCS has come to the difficult decision that we cannot host students on campus for our residential programs this summer. Please know that we did not make this decision lightly, and we understand—and share in—the deep disappointment that this decision brings.

We are working to replace our residential programs with online programs that capture the essence of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. Please view more information about each individual program below.

Online Program Updates

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes will be held online this summer.

This two-week summer program provides academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course. We invite high school students from around the world to discover, study, and explore through our engaging online learning platform.

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute will be held online this summer.

This two-week summer program allows rising high school juniors and seniors to dive deep into the humanities, exploring rich fields of inquiry that are rarely taught at the high school level.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)

SUMaC will be held online this summer.

In this three-week enrichment program, rising high school juniors and seniors engage in deep exploration of mathematics and develop as mathematicians.

Additional Summer Programs

Stanford AI4ALL
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Although Stanford AI4ALL cannot be held as a residential program this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff remains committed to providing an enriching experience for selected students from our applicant pool. To this end, we are pleased that the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) will be running the program online. To learn more about the summer 2020 program, please visit the SAIL website.
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP)
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Unfortunately, the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) residential program is on hiatus for summer 2020. We look forward to providing updates about future SMYSP programming.

Stanford Health Alerts

To read more about the university’s response to and prevention of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on campus, please visit the Stanford Health Alerts website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and COVID-19 developments. We will continue to update this section as more information becomes available.

Will special considerations be made to the refund policy due to the pandemic?

If a student must withdraw their enrollment due to impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, they should notify our office by email as soon as possible. In the event that a student is unable to participate due to COVID-19 and must withdraw after the full tuition refund date has passed, we will review each situation on a case-by-base basis. Please contact our office at and our staff will be happy to assist.