How to Use Cardinal Compass

Browse through questions commonly asked by freshmen and learn their answers; explore frosh-friendly courses from across campus and use that information in building a potential schedule; learn from the stories written by upperclassmen, faculty, and pre-major advisors; and get to know the members of your advising team who will be there to answer your questions throughout the year. Cardinal Compass is not merely a static tool, but the launching pad for the advising conversations you will have all year long.

What is Cardinal Compass?

Cardinal Compass is designed to help you navigate through your first year at Stanford. We can assist you in building a freshman year that takes full advantage of the wealth of freshman friendly courses offered. We can also introduce you to the advisors ready to help you, and demystify some of the issues most commonly encountered in the transition to college.