Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to questions we frequently receive from incoming first-year students interested in Frosh 101 and Transfer 101. Please review the responses below, and if you would still like more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When are Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 offered?
- Who is allowed to enroll in the course?
- Are Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 required?
- Do I have to apply to the course?
- Do Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 have a limit on enrollment?
- Can I audit the course?
- What is the course’s grading basis?
- How do I choose which section I take?
- What is the workload for the course?
For the 2022-23 academic year, Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 will be offered during the Fall quarter.
Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 are only offered to new frosh and transfers, respectively.
No—interested students can choose to enroll in the course, which is designed to help new frosh and transfers adjust to life at Stanford.
No—any students interested in Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 are welcome and encouraged to enroll during New Student Orientation in September.
Enrollment caps within a section are designed to keep group sizes and discussions intimate; however, there is no overall limit on enrollment. New sections can be added to adjust for enrollment interest.
No—all participants must be enrolled in the course to participate. Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 sections often involve vulnerable conversations built on trust, and regular attendance and participation—which are not required when auditing—are necessary to facilitate this community building.
Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 are offered on a satisfactory/no credit (S/NC) grading basis.
Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a section within their assigned residence. In most residences, multiple sections will be offered at various times, and students can select which one works best with their schedule. Students should select a section for which they can fully commit to attending the entire quarter, given that Frosh 101 and Transfer 101 sections meet only once per week. The Enrolling in Frosh 101 / Transfer 101 page will be updated in mid-September once dorm section times have been finalized.
Frosh 101 and Transfer require attendance at a weekly 80-minute section and active participation during the class. Students will also be expected to complete short readings and reflections throughout the quarter.