Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?
Essay B: Why Stanford?
Both essays combined may not exceed 1,150 words. We recommend up to 750 words for Essay A and up to 400 words for Essay B. We often find effective essays written in far fewer words.
Optional Short-Answer Question
Think about times you’ve created a positive impact, whether in professional, extracurricular, academic, or other settings. What was your impact? What made it significant to you or to others? You are welcome to share up to three examples. (Up to 1500 characters, approximately 250 words, for each example)
The Stanford GSB admissions team notes: “Please do not include your short-answer response in your essays upload; use the text boxes provided in the application.”