Request a change to your THINK or ESF assignment

How Enrollment Works for THINK and ESF

THINK and ESF enrollment is handled through the Thinking Matters Office. Students cannot add or drop the class via Axess or Simple Enroll. THINK instructors cannot add students to their sections; only the Thinking Matters Office can add or drop students.

You can check your current placement by going to VCAthink.stanford.edu. If you wish a change, see the instructions below.

Current Status of Change Requests

To request a change to your Autumn THINK course please email thinkingmatters@stanford. edu.  Requests for changes to Winter, Spring or Summer assignments will resume in late November, please check this website for updates. 

Debating Which Class is Best for You?

Offerings have changed since we sent the PDF Catalog in June, so ExploreCourses has the most up-to-date information.

Request a Change to THINK/ESF

To request a change to your Autumn THINK course please email thinkingmatters@stanford. edu.  Requests for changes to Winter, Spring or Summer assignments will resume in late November, please check this website for updates. 

Is This My Last Chance to Change?

No! We will continue to take requests through the first week of classes. Nothing needs to be set in stone by 9/1. Continue to submit requests once your schedule appears to be settled.

Will My Change Be Approved?

If your THINK assignment is for a quarter you do not plan to enroll, rest assured, we will move you.

We will accommodate as many other changes as space allows. Sections have a hard maximum of 13 students and overloads will not be possible (teaching online is very sensitive to section size). However, ExploreCourses may have outdated information about space availability, and other change requests may open up new spaces, so for Autumn changes, we will ask you to submit multiple options and rank them to give us the best chance of accommodating you. Be sure to keep an eye on your email in case we need to consult you.

More Questions?

For ESF, please email esfprogram@stanford.edu.

For THINK, please email thinkingmatters@stanford.edu.

Please note that typical Stanford business hours are roughly 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, and many offices may be slow on email right now as it is a very busy time of year.