Who To Contact

Here you can find information about who to reach out to with questions about the CS department!

Current Students
I want advice on classes to take
I have a question about course planning

Undergraduates
I want to declare CS
I’d like to petition a class
I’d like to transfer credit for a class I took outside of Stanford
I need to submit my program sheet
I need a departmental signature
I’m interested in CS + X
I’m interested in doing research
I’m interested in coterming
I’d like to change my advisor

Coterms
I have questions about the coterm application
I need a departmental signature
I want to know about coterm student life

Master's
I have a question about the master’s application
I’d like to petition a class
I’d like to waive a Foundations class
I’m interested in getting a TA/CAship
I’m interested in getting an RAship
I need a departmental signature

Prospective Students
I have questions about student life
I’d like to tour campus/the CS department
I’d like to talk to a current student

Current Students

I want advice on classes to take

I have a question about course planning

The Course Advisor is a current CS undergrad + coterm student who can give advice on course planning! For information about specific courses, you can also contact the professor/lecturer or read course evaluations to get past students’ feedback and advice.

Undergraduates

I want to declare CS

Once you’ve completed the declaration form, visit the Course Advisor in Gates B02 during office hours.

I’d like to petition a class

You can read more about undergraduate petitions here. Meredith Hutchin handles questions about undergraduate petitions.

I’d like to transfer credit for a class I took outside of Stanford

You can read more about how to transfer credit here. Information about transferring AP and IB credit is available here.

I need to submit my program sheet

You should bring your completed program sheet to Meredith Hutchin in Gates 160. If you’re using AP, IB or A-levels credit, your program sheet must first be approved by the School of Engineering in Huang 135. You can find more info about program sheets here.

I need a departmental signature

Most undergraduate departmental signatures should go to Meredith Hutchin. Coterm-related signatures should go to Claire Stager.

I’m interested in CS + X

You can read more about the CS + X program, including a list of contacts, here. You can find answers to frequently asked CS + X questions here.

I’m interested in doing research

The CURIS program offers Computer Science undergraduates an opportunity to do research with a professor over the summer. You can also reach out to professors who are doing research in an area that interests you via email or during their office hours. Research opportunities are sometimes sent out to the BSCS mailing list as well. You can find answers to frequently asked research questions here.

I’m interested in coterming

Information about coterm admissions and the application are available here. Any questions about the admissions process should be directed to admissions@cs.stanford.edu. Claire Stager can answer questions about coterm logistics.

The Course Advisor is a current coterm student who can answer questions about coterm student life. You can find answers to frequently asked coterm questions here.

I’d like to change my advisor

Let your old advisor know, get approval from your new advisor, and send an email to Meredith Hutchin (hutchin@cs.stanford.edu) and the Course Advisor (advisor@cs.stanford.edu), who will update your official information.

Coterms

I have questions about the coterm application

Information about coterm admissions and the application are available here. Any questions about the admissions process should be directed to admissions@cs.stanford.edu. Claire Stager can answer questions about coterm logistics.

The Course Advisor is a current coterm student who can answer questions about coterm student life. You can find answers to frequently asked coterm questions here.

I need a departmental signature for my coterm

Claire Stager handles most department signatures for coterms and master’s students.

I want to know about coterm student life

The Course Advisor is a current coterm student who can answer questions about coterm student life.

Master's

I have a question about the master’s application

You can find information about the CS master’s program admissions here. Questions about the process should be directed to admissions@cs.stanford.edu.

I’d like to petition a class for my Master's

Master’s students get one advisor-approved deviation from their advisor. Additional petitions go through Claire Stager.

I’d like to waive a Foundations class for my Master's

You can submit waivers for Foundations courses online using the waivers form on GIN.

I’m interested in getting a TA/CAship

You can find information about CS TA/CAships here, including the application form. TAs and CAs are assigned before each quarter begins. Contact Meredith Hutchin with questions about the TA program in CS.

I’m interested in getting an RAship

You can reach out to professors who are doing research in an area that interests you via email or during their office hours. Research opportunities are sometimes sent out to the MSCS mailing list as well.

I need a departmental signature

Claire Stager handles most department signatures for master’s students.

Prospective Students

I have questions about student life

The Course Advisor is happy to answer questions about undergraduate and master’s student life via email or during office hours. The undergraduate admissions office offers an information session for prospective undergraduates.

I’d like to tour campus/the CS department

There are several tours offered of the Stanford campus. Unfortunately there are currently no tours of the CS department offered.

I’d like to talk to a current student

The Course Advisor is a current coterminal master’s + undergraduate student who is happy to answer questions from a student perspective.