Stanford ID Number
Students will receive their Stanford ID number, via email, after the High School Summer College office has received all acceptance forms and all fees required as part of the acceptance process for specific programs or student groups.
The Stanford ID number is the confirmation that a student’s place in the summer program is secure. Students should not make travel plans before receiving a Stanford ID number. Students admitted to High School Summer College who submit their required forms and fees after the program is filled will be placed on a waitlist and notified accordingly.
Stanford University Network Identifier (SUNet ID) and Password
24-48 HOURS AFTER receiving their Stanford ID number, each student will need to create a SUNet ID. A SUNet ID provides access to the Stanford University Network (SUNet) and its services. As a member of the Stanford community, students create a unique SUNet ID and password that identifies them as authorized to use Stanford’s electronic services, such as Axess – Stanford’s online enrollment interface – as well as a Stanford email account, web services, and more.
Students should not create a SUNet ID before receiving their Stanford ID number from the High School Summer College office. Creating a SUNet ID without proper sponsorship can prevent students from registering for courses in a timely fashion. Please read through the following instructions carefully.
Creating a SUNet ID
Using the Internet, students create their SUNet ID 24 hours after receiving their Stanford ID number. Students should go to the SUNet ID webpage at https://accounts.stanford.edu and click on the icon next to the header “Create a new SUNet ID." Then click the button "I am faculty, staff, or student." Before beginning, students should think carefully about their SUNet ID. Once selected, it cannot be changed. SUNet IDs identify students as members of the Stanford community not only this summer, but in the future as well. The SUNet ID is also part of the Stanford email address and web home page. For example, Jane Doe may choose the SUNet ID “jdoe.” Her email address would then be email@example.com, and her web address would be http://www.stanford.edu/~jdoe.
Access to the University's online services, including Axess, will be available within 48 hours of the creation of the SUNet ID. Students will be able to login to Axess using their SUNet ID and password once it is activated.
Axess: Stanford’s Online Registration System
What Axess Provides
Axess is a web-based system that Stanford students use to display and update information in their electronic student records. Using Axess, students can view Explore Courses, check financial records, enroll or drop classes, update their addresses, review their grades, request official transcripts, and more. To obtain log in privileges within Axess, a student will first need to create a SUNet ID. It is a violation of University policy to provide false information in Axess, or to use another student’s SUNet ID and password.
Connecting to Axess
Axess is generally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to http://axess.stanford.edu to login to Axess.
Help with Axess
The Stanford Registrar maintains an Axess for Students website that provides an excellent overview on how to use Axess. Instruction is provided on enrolling in courses, updating privacy settings, ordering transcripts, and more. The Student Services Center website offers up-to-date information of interest to all registered students. The site also provides tutorial videos on how to use Explore Courses, how to add and drop courses, and how to log in to Stanford ePay. Students can navigate to the right side of the website for the full listing of tutorial videos.
The Stanford Help Request System can assist students with all technical issues. If students are having problems logging in to Axess or experience other issues with Axess, they should submit a Help Request Form detailing the issue.