Advising Resources

There are several people here in the CS Department to help you make the most of your time at Stanford. This page contains contacts and links to advising resources. If you need a department signature, see the signature list.

Stanford CS Course Advisor on Facebook

Course Advisor (Chris Koenig)

Office: Gates B02 (see below for schedule)
Office: Gates B02
Phone: (650) 723-3027

The Course Advisor is a current student who can answer questions about classes to take, program sheet planning, or anything related to student life at Stanford! Office hours are over for the school year! They will begin again at the start of the 2019-20 school year in September.

Facebook: Course Advisor Page

Claire Stager

Office: Gates 182 (Mon-Fri 8-5)
Phone: (650) 723-6094

Claire Stager is the Computer Science Program Administrator. She primarily handles graduate paperwork and administrative concerns. She was the recipient of the Amy Blue Award. In general, if you have questions about the master's program requirements or classes you should ask the Course Advisor. If she can't help you, she'll probably direct you to Claire.

Meredith Hutchin

Office: Gates 160 (Mon-Fri 8-5)
Phone: (650) 723-6077

Meredith Hutchin is the Computer Science Student Services Officer and extraordinaire, winning the School of Engineering's Kay Bradley Award for Outstanding Service to Students! Meredith is responsible for working with undergraduate students. Completed undergraduate program sheets should be brought to Meredith so that she can approve them and keep them on file. In general, if you have questions about undergraduate program requirements or classes you should ask the Course Advisor. If she can't help you, she'll probably direct you to Meredith.

Danielle Hoversten

Office: Gates 160

Danielle Hoversten handles the minors within the Computer Science requirement.

Faculty Advisor

For undergraduates, your assigned or chosen faculty advisor can be a valuable resource for information on research opportunities and your general path. General questions about course selection should still go to the Course Advisor, but faculty members have a depth of experience and domain knowledge that can be a great utility. To see a list of available faculty advisors, see here on the undergraduate CS site. If you are undeclared and looking for a faculty advisor, take a look at our Choosing an Advisor page.

For master's students, the same applies; your faculty advisor is also one of the parties who must approve your online program sheet on GIN.


For prospective undergraduate students, please see the High School FAQ and the Stanford Undergraduate Admissions website.

For prospective master's students, please see the CS department admissions website.

Registrar's Office

For assistance with academic and administrative matters beyond the scope of the CS department, such as enrollment status or transfer credit, file a ticket or stop by the Student Services Center.

Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD)

Current or prospective remote students should refer to the SCPD website for more help and contact information.

CURIS Coordinators (Griffin Dietz and Kexin Rong)

Office: Gates B02

Speak to the CURIS Mentors if you have any questions about how to get involved in CS Research. Their office hours usually start in the fall; they'll be held in Gates B02.

I need a department signature

See below for the appropriate contact person for form signatures.

I-9 Danielle Hoversten (Gates 160)
Coterm Application Meredith Hutchin (Gates 160)
Coterm Course Transfer Claire Stager (Gates 182)
Multiple Major/Minor Darlene Lazar (Huang 135)
CS Minor Program Sheet Danielle Hoversten (Gates 160)
13th Quarter Petition Danielle Hoversten (Gates 160)
Last Units Out of Residence Darlene Lazar (Huang 135)
Financial Aid Extension Meredith Hutchin (Gates 160)
Graduation Quarter (MS) Claire Stager (Gates 182)
Graduation Quarter (BS) Darlene Lazar (Huang 135)
Leave of Absence (MS) Claire Stager (Gates 182)
Leave of Absence (BS) Student Services Center