Although the number of applications and students enrolled in Sophomore College decreased between 2012 and 2013, the Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) department introduced five new seminars for this year’s program.
Stanford Introductory Studies
Applications for Arts Intensive, one of three September Studies seminar-based programs offered in the weeks leading into autumn quarter, have risen for the coming academic year, according to Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) administrators. The number of students who applied for Sophomore College, another September Studies program, has remained stable.
Preliminary results from an ongoing study conducted by Ellen Woods, associate vice provost for Undergraduate Education, have determined that 70 percent of the current sophomore class has been enrolled in either an Introductory Seminar or a September Studies course — whether Sophomore College or Arts Intensive — since beginning at Stanford.