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First-Year Survey is Still Live

Frosh and first-year transfers: If you haven’t taken the survey yet, please check your Stanford email for your personal survey invitation from VPUE sent May 17. Your feedback helps improve undergraduate programs and enters you in a $50 gift card drawing.

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Information and Resources for Current Students

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These resources are designed to help you navigate your Stanford career from matriculation to graduation. Find explanations of academic policy and requirements, answers to common advising questions, resources for choosing courses, and much more!  We hope these tools can be a launching pad for the conversations you will have with your Academic Advisors throughout your Stanford career.

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Choosing Courses

Explore resources to help you choose your classes and fulfill requirements through Stanford's rich and diverse course offerings.

Detail from one of the travel journals of Alice Coogan housed in the Stanford archives. Credit: Linda Cicero

Advising Student Handbook

Find answers to frequently asked questions about your academics, and read advice on connecting with faculty, choosing a major, getting started in research, and more.

Academic Policy

Learn about undergraduate academic policy and find information and forms for requesting an exception here.

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Advising Resources Toolkit

Discover tools and worksheets to help you reflect on your education, plan for your academic future, navigate challenges, and get the most out of your meeting with an Academic Advisor. You also can find helpful “Words of Wisdom” from faculty, staff, and other students.

"Smile and breathe. Stanford in spring." Student on a Bicycle. Stanford Portraits Category Winner, Spring 2013-14. Photo Credit: Justine Beed '17.

My Stanford Story

Explore unique first-person accounts of Stanford from students, faculty, and staff.  Here you can learn from the experiences of others as you contemplate your own Stanford Story.

Transfer student Danya Adib-Azpeitia. Photo by L.A. Cicero / Stanford News Service.

Specific Student Populations

Learn about advising for student-athletes, transfer students, and students returning to Stanford after a long absence.  Plus, find useful guides for international students as well as first-gen/low-income (FLI) students!

Additional Resources

Coterminal and Pre-Professional Advising

Are you looking for information about coterms, pre-med, pre-law, or other post-graduation options?  Visit the Beyond Undergrad section of our website to learn more!

Explore Stanford Sessions

Want to learn more about the opportunities and resources available to you at Stanford?  Check out these info sessions brought to you by your Undergraduate Advising Directors!  See the list of upcoming events here, and view video recordings of past sessions.

Get Involved with Undergraduate Research

Thinking about getting started in research?  Explore VPUE's Undergraduate Research website, as well as the following Advising Student Handbook pages: