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NCR Application Process

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Our official Spring application cycle closed on April 18, 2022. However, we continue to accept applications on a rolling basis. If you're interested in joining NCR, read below for more details or apply now!

How to Apply

To apply to the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics, 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?

Submit your essay using the NCR Application Form.

When to Apply

In general, the program runs application periods in the Fall (for Juniors and Sophomores) and Spring (for Sophomores and First-Year Students). The official Spring 2022 application period closed on April 18, 2022; however, we are still accepting applications 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.

Apply now!