Spring Quarter Enrollment Timeline
|Degree seeking students will be notified of their enrollment group and start time via email and in Axess.
|Planning opens in Axess and SimpleEnroll.
|Students begin enrolling at their designated start time per their assigned enrollment group.
|Enrollment opens to all students for all courses at 12:00 a.m.
What is Staggered Enrollment?
To ensure a smooth and efficient enrollment process, degree seeking students will be divided into enrollment groups of roughly 2,000, allowing each group to begin enrolling every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. on March 6.
Students will be assigned to an enrollment group based on their academic progress. That means those who are closer to graduation based on the number of completed quarters will have earlier start times than those who are newer in their academic journey. It is important to note that regardless of your designated start time, there will be no specific end times for these groups. Enrollment will remain open until the Final Study List deadline on April 19, 2024.
Transaction Limits Per Minute
To ensure the system can handle the load, we are implementing limitations on the number of enrollment transactions you can submit per minute. You will be able to submit a maximum of five individual classes and up to two batch enroll requests within a minute. System-wide, a limit of 9,000 transactions can be submitted per minute. If this limit is reached while you are trying to enroll, you will receive a notification asking you to wait a few seconds before trying again.
Enrollment Group Times
|Enrollment Group & Start Time
Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4
5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Groups 5, 6, and 7
7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Groups 8 and 9
9:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
|Graduate students on TGR
Enrollment Group Determination
Our enrollment group strategy is designed to support students in the fairest way possible, regardless of their status as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student. Students will be assigned to an enrollment group based on their academic progress. That means those who are closer to graduation based on the number of completed quarters will have earlier start times than those who are newer in their academic journey.
- For undergraduates, those with the most enrolled quarters at Stanford will get earlier start times. Transfer students will require fewer completed quarters to enroll at similar times to their social cohort.
- For Graduate School of Business (GSB), Law, Med students, and second-year graduate students will get first access to enroll, followed by first-year graduate students, third-year and beyond graduate students, and then Terminal Graduate Registration (TGR) students.
- Students in two degree programs will have the same enrollment start time for both degrees to facilitate their enrollment experience.