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Resources for Incoming and First-Year Students

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Learn about Academic Advising's programs for incoming and first-year students, including Approaching Stanford, the Leland Scholars Program, Frosh 101, and more!

2018 group of Orientation Coordinators

Approaching Stanford

Approaching Stanford is the process that guides all new undergraduates in the transition to life on The Farm.  From the day you are admitted up through New Student Orientation in September, Approaching Stanford is here for you!

Convocation 2012. Credit: Linda Cicero

Frosh/Transfer 101

The Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 courses offer students a place to be seen, heard, and validated as they build a strong community with their peers. Learn from upper-class students who can help guide you through the chaos of your first quarter at Stanford!

LSP Cohort 7

Leland Scholars Program

The Leland Scholars Program (LSP) facilitates the transition to college for students who may be the first in their families to attend college, attended under-resourced high schools, or are from low-income backgrounds. Learn more about our program here.

Information for Transfer Students

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

Additional Resources

Exploring Your Stanford Courses

Unsure about how to choose your courses this Autumn?  This video presentation by your Academic Advisors will help you get started!

Designing Your First Quarter

During NSO, your Academic Advisors will give a helpful presentation called "Designing Your First Quarter."  You can find a list of the resources mentioned in that presentation here.

Ready to Learn More?

Check out the Current Students section of our website for resources on choosing courses, advice on exploring majors, answers to frequently asked questions about your academics and requirements, and much more!