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Resources for Specific Student Populations

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The Office of Academic Advising is here to support all students as you shape your Stanford education.  We understand that certain student groups may face unique requirements and challenges.  If you are a FLI student, international student, student-athlete, returning student, or transfer student, you may be interested in the additional resources gathered below.

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First-Gen and/or Low-Income (FLI) Students

Explore our guide to advising and academic support available to you at Stanford, as well as important community, wellness, career, and financial resources.

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International Students

Learn about academic enrollment, Leaves of Absence, CPT/OPT, and support resources available on campus.  For the latest news and updates for international students, please consult the Bechtel International Center.

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Explore the advising and academic resources available to you at the Athletic Academic Resource Center (AARC) and learn about NCAA eligibility requirements.

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Returning Students

Discover more about the return process, find advising and resources available to returning students, and read our guide on returning after time away.

Transfer Students

Read about advising for transfer students, find links to important academic policies, and learn about programs like Transfer 101.

Additional Resources

FLI Office

The FLI Office aims to provide holistic support for First Generation and/or Low Income (FLI) students at Stanford. This includes providing them with critical resources, networks, and services that set them up for success.

Bechtel International Center

The Bechtel International Center helps international students and scholars to receive maximum academic, cultural, and personal benefit from their time at Stanford.  Bechtel also provides international students with information about and assistance with obtaining and maintaining legal status in the U.S.

Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership

The Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership are made up of seven community and cultural centers on campus.  Their mission is grounded in values of justice, equity, and belonging at Stanford and beyond.