The 2017 SAILORS Application is Closed.
The Application for SAILORS is Closed. Applicants will be notified on or before March 15th, 2017.
Before filling out the application form, please take a moment to review the program's requirements, which are the following:
- Students must be in the 9th grade at the time of application submission and going into 10th grade the following fall.
- Students must complete the application form themselves.
Ideal candidates should:
- Have an interest in AI (no previous AI or programming background is required).
- Have leadership skills and the potential to make broader impact.
- Be passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse environment.
There are two steps to completing our application.
Step 1: Preliminary Application
To begin the application process, you must submit a Preliminary Application. The Preliminary Application creates an applicant profile for the coming summer, which includes basic demographic and contact information as well as preliminary course preferences. Applicants who have applied for other Stanford Pre-Collegiate programs (Summer Institutes, Summer Arts Institute, and other Institutes programs) and have a Stanford Pre-Collegiate Student Number should be sure to log in as an existing user.
Step 2: Online Application
Once you have submitted the Preliminary Application, you will be sent an email that directs you to log in to your Online Application. The Online Application consists of:
- A school transcript or grade report – Unofficial transcripts and copies are acceptable. Provide at least two years' worth of grades. Allowed file types: PDF, JPG, TIF, GIF, and PNG. If you have multiple transcripts, combine them into a single file for upload, with your most recent transcript first.
- Teacher recommendation – On the Online Application, you will be able to request a recommendation from one or more teachers qualified to comment on your performance and ability in STEM-related subjects. You may submit more than one recommendation form request. Required information: teacher’s full name, school name, subjects taught, email address, phone number, and the application deadline for each recommendation request.
- Recent standardized exam score report – Any standardized exam administered at the international, national, or state level is acceptable. A standardized exam is an externally administered test which provides both a score report as well as an evaluation of the score relative to other test takers. While any standardized test score is acceptable, applicants who have recently taken the ACT, PSAT, SAT, or TOEFL should submit their results with application materials. Allowed file types: PDF, JPG, TIF, GIF, and PNG.
- Your responses to a number of short-answer questions about your interests in the program, the courses to which you are applying, and your motivations for participating in SAILORS.
Admission to the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Outreach Summer Program is need-blind, meaning that all complete applications are given full consideration regardless of the applicant's income. There is limited financial aid available for SAILORS once students are admitted to the program. This aid will be offered in the form of partial and full scholarships. Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including merit. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must fill out and submit the Financial Aid Application and supporting documentation along with their complete application for admission to the program. Only complete Financial Aid applications will be considered for aid.
Tuition for the SAILORS program is $4,400 and includes housing and dining in supervised Stanford residences, towels and bedding, field trip expenses, instruction, course materials, and transportation between Stanford University and the San Francisco International Airport. Extensive financial aid is available.
Notification of Admissions Decision
Once an application is closed, February 15th, the applicant will be notified of his or her admissions decision approximately one month after the stated deadline.
Once an offer of admission is accepted, a $500 deposit is due one week after notifications are sent. The tuition balance is due two weeks after that. Students who apply for financial aid will receive notification of their award amount, if any, with their admissions decision.