Academic Support

At Summer Session, you won't be going it alone.

Summer Session provides academic support every step of the way, from pre-summer through final exams.

My most important takeaway was learning about the Stanford community. The mentors and tutors were all so supportive of our journey. Everyone was so understanding and I really appreciated that about the Stanford community. I think that it's a wonderful environment to learn in. Even though it was virtual, I could still feel it emanating from my screen.


– Camry, recent Summer Session student

Academic Advisors

Summer Session Academic Advisors are available in the spring to help you explore your academic interests, select courses and understand prerequisites, and build your schedule. During the summer, they can assist you with adding or dropping courses, selecting and changing grading options, course withdrawal and annulment processes, and the academic petitions associated with each of these areas. Advisors also offer guidance about your goals and academic progress during the summer.

Tutors

Stanford graduate student tutors facilitate virtual drop-in and by-appointment one-on-one tutoring sessions that support the summer curriculum. Tutors also administer weekly academic workshops in topics including the personal essay, coding in R and MatLAB, effective communication, time management, and college research. Panel discussions provide insight on different academic or career paths.

Learn more about Academic Advising and Tutoring through the Summer Academic Resource Center (SARC).

Student Advisors

Student Advisors serve as student guides and Stanford ambassadors for your summer experience. As Stanford undergraduates, they know Stanford well and are ready to share their perspectives and experiences through one-on-one check-ins, small group meetings, and student panels. Student Advisors will reach out to you in the spring and throughout summer quarter. They will connect you to all the resources Stanford has to offer, including Tutors and Academic Advisors, and will keep you in-the-know about summer events and activities. They will also introduce you to a small cohort of fellow students, where you can connect with peers, find study buddies, make new friends, and expand your network.

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