Stanford believes in the multiple mentor model. Every first year student has an Academic Director who is affiliated with a freshman residence and a Pre-Major Advisor who has been paired with him or her individually. Student-Athletes will also work with advisors in the Athletic Academic Resource Center. As you progress through your academic career you will not only find a Major Advisor in your primary field of study, but may meet with a Pre-Professional Advisor in Sweet Hall to explore post-graduate options like Medical School, Law School, Business School, or Graduate School.
Here you can learn about the various advisors you will meet on campus, the differences between them, and how to use meetings with your advisors to your best advantage. Who is your Academic Director (AD)? How were you matched with your Pre-Major Advisor (PMA)? How might an AARC Advisor help you navigate NCAA requirements? When should you seek out advice? Who can help you make course planning decisions, assist you with academic difficulties, or introduce you to research opportunities?