Apply to Humanities Circle

Space is limited to preserve the ideal environment for this discussion-based, seminar-style program. Qualified participants will be chosen by lottery from complete applications received by each quarter's deadline. 

Application Details

  • Former Students or Applicants: Current or former students of, or applicants to, any Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs will already have an account and should apply to the Humanities Circle using their existing SPCS student number. If you do not remember your student number, please email us at humanitiescircle@stanford.edu before starting your application. 

  • New Applicants: Applicants who are new to SPCS programs will be assigned an SPCS student number when they submit the application. 

Links to our online applications will appear below when the application is open. When we are not accepting applications, please submit an SPCS inquiry form and indicate your interest in the Humanities Circle. Once we have your information, we will send out information regarding upcoming application opening dates. 


The application for the Humanities Circle is now Open 

Middle School Circle (Grades 6-8)

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Advanced Circle (High School, grades 9-12)

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Humanities Circle Financial Aid Application

To apply for financial aid, please go here to submit your request. 

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