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What are the academic deadlines for the 09/10 year?

  • Preliminary Study List deadline:  1st day of classes
  • Final Study List (Add / Drop) deadline:  Friday of the 3rd week of the quarter
  • Course Withdrawal / Grading Basis deadline:  Friday of the 8th week of the quarter

Visit the Registrar’s web site for full information

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Does Stanford offer a Payment Plan?

Due to system issues requiring resolution and testing, the Payment Plan will not be available for the winter and spring quarters of 2009-10. We will continue to explore options to offer a problem-free, easy-to-use product in the future.

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Can I send a transcript electronically?

Yes. Go to the Student Center tab from the Axess home page. Click on "My Academics" and "Request Official Transcript", then choose the "Electronic Delivery Request" option. Official transcripts are emailed every 15 minutes.

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How can I get a copy of my unofficial transcript?

Unofficial transcripts are available to all students and alumni with an active SUNet ID and password via Axess. In the "Student Center" tab in Axess, find the "Academics" section; select "View Unofficial Transcript" from the "other academic" drop down menu. (Tip: Allow pop-ups in your browser setting to view)

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What is a Grading Basis?

The Grading Basis defines the type of grading system used for a course. Examples include but are not limited to: letter grade, credit / no credit, and satisfactory / no credit. The Medical School, Law School, and GSB each have their own grading system. For some courses, students choose from several possible grading options.

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Does a Grading Basis change affect course units?

No, a change of grading basis does not impact the number of units in which a student is enrolled. Adding or dropping units is different from changing a grading basis. Grading Basis changes must be made by the Grading Basis deadline; adds and drops must be made by the add / drop deadlines.

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For what status am I eligible if I am clearing an incomplete course or working on Honors?

Students who need to finish an incomplete or are only completing Honors are eligible for Permit for Services Only (PSO). See the Special Registration web site for more information.

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Can I waive my health insurance after the deadline?

Students can request a health insurance waiver after the deadline by emailing Vaden Health Center. If approved, the insurance will be waived for the quarter and a $50.00 late waiver fee will be charged.

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How do I request a refund of my ASSU fees?

During the first three (3) weeks of a quarter, students can email a refund request to the ASSU Office. Eligible students will receive a check by mail or a credit on their University bill by the eighth week of the quarter.

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