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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Special Registration Statuses (Undergraduate)

The following reduced-tuition categories can be requested by undergraduates in the final stages of their degree program:

Permit to Attend for Services Only (PSO)—Undergraduates in their terminal quarter who are completing honors theses, clearing incomplete grades, or have completed all requirements and are requiring a registration status, may petition one time only for PSO status. PSO does not permit any course enrollment. Students should apply to graduate in their PSO quarter. The deadline for the completed PSO petition ( is the Preliminary Study List deadline of the applicable quarter.

13th Quarter—Undergraduates who have completed at least twelve full-time quarters may petition to register for 13th Quarter registration status at a reduced tuition rate for their final quarter, but must register for at least eight units. Undergraduate dual degree students must complete at least fifteen full-time quarters before petitioning for reduced tuition in their final quarter.

Graduation Quarter—Undergraduates may petition one time only for Graduation Quarter in their terminal quarter only if 1) filing a Request for Last Units Out of Residence ( in order to complete up to 15 final units at another institution; or 2) returning from a discontinued status and filing a Request to Return and Register in Undergraduate Study ( in order to confer their degree. Undergraduates may be eligible for Graduation Quarter status in these two situations only if the student has completed all graduation requirements and will not be using University resources, including housing. The deadline for the completed Graduation Quarter petition ( is the Preliminary Study List deadline of the applicable quarter.

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