Academic Progression at Stanford University

You worked hard to get into Stanford University. You took all the toughest classes at your high school; you spent untold hours studying for the SATs; you gave up going to the biggest, raging-est kegger of your senior year to attend the Math Club social.

If there was any justice in the world, you could rest easy now. You'd spend the next four to five years relaxing as you learned what you need to know to embark on a successful six-figure career. Unfortunately, college doesn't work that way—especially at Stanford. Your reward for all the hard work it took you to get into Stanford is more hard work. Graduating from Stanford isn't a given. It means making steady progress from semester to semester and year to year.

You'll find all you need to know about the requirements for academic progress at Stanford here. You'll also find something that you may not have expected: an offer from an attorney-advisor to help you as you go through school. No, Joseph D. Lento can't take your classes for you or sit in on your chemistry final. What he can do, though, is offer advice—on how to deal with faculty and administrators, how to fight attempts to dismiss you for poor academic performance, and how to reclaim your spot at Stanford if you should find yourself dismissed. Joseph D. Lento is on your side, and he'll do whatever it takes to help safeguard your academic future.

Academic Progression Requirements at Stanford University

Academic success at Stanford is all about remaining in “good” academic standing. That involves meet