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NCR Application Process

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Applications for the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics are being accepted on a rolling basis. Read below for more details on how to apply or click through to the application form.

How to Apply

To apply, you should submit an essay of no more than 500 words in which you 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.