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Summer Courses Available Free of Charge

In service to our student community, the University will be offering 12 Summer Session courses, free to up to 300 eligible matriculated Stanford undergraduate students, selected through a lottery process. These courses offer an opportunity for students to fulfill requirements and stay engaged during this period of unprecedented disruption.

Free Summer Courses

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How It Works

Students will complete the Summer Session Free Course Lottery eForm indicating their interest in one of the 12 identified Summer Session courses. Completion of the eForm constitutes a commitment to take the course if the student is selected. The Summer Session Free Course Lottery eForm will be available in Axess beginning on Monday, May 18, 2020. It will remain open for submission until Sunday, May 24 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. For more information on how to access the eForm, click here.

Summer Session will communicate results the week of Monday, May 25. If you are selected via a randomized selection process, you will automatically be enrolled in the course and Axess will be updated accordingly. We encourage you to read the policies governing this opportunity for more detailed information.

Rules and Policies

Learn more about the policies for these free courses.


Review the list of courses that will be available at no cost this summer.