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Advising for Specific Student Populations

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The Office of Academic Advising provides academic advising, programming, and support for all students as they shape their Stanford education.  We understand that certain student groups may face unique requirements and challenges.  Faculty, instructors, and staff may find additional information and resources for some of these specific student populations below.

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First-Gen/Low-Income (FLI) Students

Many Stanford students are either low-income and/or the first in their families to go to college.  These First Generation/Low-Income (FLI) students often face unique concerns in addition to those of the general student population. Read our tips and considerations for supporting FLI students here.

Lori Lee works on a second casting of a piece featured in an exhibit of creative works by the School of Medicine community. Credit: Linda Cicero
Students meeting with AARC advisor


Student-Athletes at Stanford are members of one of our 36 varsity athletic sports, which is approximately 12% of the undergraduate population. Student-Athletes may face some unique circumstances apart from (but in addition to) those of the traditional Stanford student: for example, NCAA requirements and legislation. Learn more about best practices for supporting student-athletes, NCAA requirements, and find information about other athletic programs.

Alumnus Henry Evans, MBA '91, in wheelchair, with his wife Jane Evans, who holds a letterboard he uses to communicate. Credit: Linda Cicero

Students with OAE Accommodations

Students with a documented disability may register with the Office of Accessible Education (OAE) in order to receive accommodations and guidance from that office’s Disability Advisors.  OAE has created some excellent resources for faculty and staff supporting students with disabilities.

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