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Academic Guidance

Academic study and research are at the heart of the graduate experience at Stanford. Many resources are available to help graduate students thrive academically and take charge of their educations.

Advising Resources

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The VPGE office offers workshops and resources to help students and faculty develop productive advising and mentoring relationships. 

GAP Handbook

Have questions about specific academic policies? The Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures (GAP) handbook covers University policies that apply specifically to graduate students.

Guidance and Support

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VPGE staff collaborate closely with students, faculty, and staff to promote graduate students' academic success and personal wellbeing.