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Academic Planning

Once ExploreCourses, Stanford's course catalog, opens for the academic year in mid-August, begin looking for courses that will allow you to explore academic interests and potential majors. Explore what interests you, even if you are unfamiliar with the discipline. Many of Stanford’s fields may be entirely new to you. Use resources such as the Transer Academic Advisor, the Academic Advising website, and program and departmental websites to identify the types of classes and the specific courses in which you may be interested.

After completing an advising meeting with the Transfer Advisor, incoming transfer students can begin enrolling in Autumn Quarter courses on September 1, when enrollment opens for continuing students. You will have until September 20 to register your preliminary study list in Axess. Learn how to enroll in classes through SimpleEnroll or Axess.


Stanford's official digital course catalog published every August.

Introductory Seminars

Small, hands-on courses taught by esteemed faculty.

Transfer 101

A discussion-style course to help transition to Stanford.

Getting Started In...

Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering


Digital Course Exploration Tool