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Stanford University

Join SOAR - a Summer Learning Experience!

SOAR (Stanford Online Academic Resources) offers summer online courses in math and writing for incoming first-year students at Stanford students. Join our community of learners!

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Build Community. Feel Prepared. Learn.

The SOAR program offers incoming first-year students at Stanford an opportunity to take free summer online courses in foundational mathematics and writing. With small class experiences, personalized curriculum, and a friendly learning community, we cultivate positive, preparatory learning experiences for future mathematics and writing courses at Stanford.

SOAR Math and SOAR Writing are both five weeks long and each course will allow students to earn 1 credit toward their autumn quarter course load. There is no cost to participating in these courses. 

The dates for the 2023 SOAR program are Monday, July 31 through Friday, September 1.

Our Programs

SOAR Mathematics

SOAR Math builds on and enrich students' fundamental prerequisite skills in foundational mathematics to prepare students for success in Calculus and further mathematics courses at Stanford University.

SOAR Writing

SOAR Writing helps incoming first-year Stanford students develop greater confidence in their academic writing practice and prepare them for taking PWR 1, ESF, or ITALIC 95W during their first year.

Application Process

Any incoming Stanford students who has accepted their offer of admission can apply to the SOAR Programs.  A SUNET ID is required to apply.  The 2023 Application cycle is currently closed.  We anticipate opening the applications for SOAR 2024 in May.