Information for Transfer Students
We provide academic advising, programming and support for students as they shape their Stanford education. As transfers, you come to Stanford with one or more years of experience at another college and many of you with years of life experience. We welcome you to both the transfer community and the broader Stanford community.
In supporting your personal and intellectual development and guiding you to engage with faculty, Academic Advising encourages you to explore the full breadth and depth of intellectual opportunities, to find your intellectual home and to discover a sense of belonging at Stanford. This process begins with New Student Orientation (NSO) when you will attend many sessions designed to welcome and introduce you to life at Stanford.
You may work with multiple mentors. Once you are an admitted transfer student, you will have Transfer Advising Coordinator, Alice Petty, available to you beginning the summer prior to your arrival and throughout your time at Stanford. (Students who are applying to transfer should contact Admissions.) In addition, you will hear from your Undergraduate Advising Director (UAD) who is affiliated with your residence. Once you declare a major you will have a major advisor, too.
Quick Links for Transfer Students
- Registrar: Transfer Credit Policy
- Registrar: Declaring a Major
- Ways Credit for Incoming Transfer Students
- Can I Get Credit for AP, IB, or Transfer Courses?
- Resources for Current Students
- Transfer 101
Transfer 101 is a discussion style course designed to support you as you transition to Stanford’s dynamic campus.