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NCR Application Process

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The official fall application cycle for the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics is now closed; however, the notation is still accepting applications on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

Admittance to the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics is competitive. To apply, students should submit an essay of no more than 500 words in which they address both of the following prompts:

  1. Why is it important for Stanford undergraduates from any major to develop a deep understanding of cultural rhetorics and communication practices?
  2. How would developing stronger communication skills informed by deeper understanding of cultural rhetorics be useful for your academic or career goals?

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When to Apply

The program typically runs application periods in the Fall (for Juniors and Sophomores) and Spring (for Sophomores and First-Year Students). Applications are also accepted on a rolling basis. If you would like to apply outside of the standard application periods, please submit your application and follow up with an email to for details about when your application will be evaluated.