What are IntroSems?
Introductory Seminars (IntroSems) are small, hands-on academic courses offered across all seven schools, designed specifically for Frosh and Sophomores. Meet a faculty mentor in a discussion-based seminar with your peers and engage in research early in your Stanford career while exploring your interests.
Applying for IntroSems
Really excited about a particular IntroSem? Apply for priority enrollment in up to three IntroSems per quarter. Tell the instructor why you want to take their class with a brief statement of interest. Status (i.e., admitted, waitlisted, not admitted) is released before you enroll in your other courses that quarter.
Learn about priority enrollment
Late start, or just flexible? After instructors have selected students for priority enrollment, any IntroSems that still have space available will open up for student self-registration in Axess. So you’ve got a few chances to get into a fantastic class!
Learn how to enroll without applying in advance