View or Petition to Change Quarter

View Your PWR Quarter

When Axess opens for Autumn enrollment, incoming first-year students and students assigned to PWR 2 for the upcoming year will receive an email including a link to the PWR Course Assignment website, where students can view their PWR 1 and PWR 2 quarter assignment. 

View Quarter

Petition to Change Your PWR Quarter

 

Special Note: The online petition period is not open for frosh Autumn quarter.  They must speak with their academic advisor about their study list, have compelling academic reasons for changing their PWR quarter, and then write pwrcourses@stanford.edu to request the change.

 

Petitions to change quarters are evaluated based on the availability of spaces in any given quarter. If you need to change quarters due to an overload of required courses available only that quarter, you should petition to change quarters as soon as possible after you become aware of the conflict.

If your petition is denied, it is most likely due to a lack of space in the requested quarter. You can email pwrcourses@stanford.edu and request to be put on a waitlist for the quarter. Petitions moving your PWR section to the following year are typically not approved as PWR courses are designed to be taken in specific year of study (PWR 1 frosh year; PWR 2 sophomore year). If you have special circumstances please email pwrcourses@stanford.edu. After classes begin, petitions will be evaluated only for cases of health issues or compelling academic reasons. In most other cases, you will need to take your PWR class as assigned. 

To submit your request online

Please note: Once you have been assigned to a specific PWR section, you cannot petition to change your quarter assignment online (see above).

  1. Click on the “Change PWR Quarter” link below (this link will not work for PWR 1 during Autumn quarter; see note above)
  2. Request the change, including a description of the specific health or academic reason for your request
  3. You should receive a confirmation email upon submitting your request. If you did not please try again (using another internet browser might help as well).
  4. You will receive a decision within 10 business days

Change Quarter

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