Petition to Change Your PWR Section

The PWR Office accepts online petitions for section changes after the initial section preference deadline. (See Dates and Deadlines).

We strongly advise careful consideration before you petition to change sections. Submitting a section petition automatically drops you from your current section. ExploreCourses, Simple Enroll, and Axess DO NOT reflect accurate enrollment numbers for sections, so do not attempt to petition into a section based on information you find there.

If you would like further advice about whether to petition to change your section, feel free to consult your Academic Advising Director or come visit the PWR Office on the third floor of Sweet Hall to speak with the Associate Director or Student Services Officer.

How to Petition to Change Your Section

  1. Email pwrcourses@stanford.edu for a list of open PWR 1 or PWR 2 sections.
  2. We will email you a list of available PWR 1 or PWR 2 sections. Rank your preferred sections from the list provided in an email response back to us. Make sure to include multiple choices, as other students may be switching sections and some seats may become unvavailable by the time you respond to our email.  Note: If you are still within your section preference selection window, you can go back to PWR Course Assignment website and change your preferences up until the deadline for the round (see Dates and Deadlines).
  3. You will receive confirmation of your new PWR section from our email. Your new section should appear on your Axess/Study list by the next day, two days at the latest. Rest assured, upon receiving a confirmation email from our office, you are officially enrolled in the new PWR section you were emailed and you should plan to attend the next class meeting. 

Still Have Questions?

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Email us at pwrcourses@stanford.edu