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Registration Information

Paying with a PTA or Hospital Tuition Assistance?

Use our online Registration Form.

For questions, contact University IT Technology Training at or

Online registration (STAP funds only)

STARS (Stanford Training and Registration System) is a web-based tool for the Stanford community to find and register for the training they need. STARS is available via Axess. A SUNet ID is required to enroll in classes.

Note: If you are a University staff member working at least half time, the Staff Training Assistance Program (STAP) will pay your University IT course fees up to $800 per fiscal year.

If you are using any other method of payment (PTA or Hospital Tuition), you will need to enroll via the Registration Form at the top of the page.

To enroll in University IT courses online (using STAP funds) in STARS:


  1. Log in to the Axess Portal.
  2. Click the STARS (Training) tab at the top of the page.
  3. In Search Catalog, enter the course number (e.g., ITS-1234) or class title.
  4. Click Continue to see more information about the class.
  5. Click Enroll to register.

For help using STARS, click the Help for Learners link along the left side of the page, under Menu.

Registering if using PTA or Hospital Tuition Assistance

If you are paying course fees using any combination of University account number (PTA) or Hospital Tuition Assistance, please visit our online registration form.


You should receive enrollment confirmation via email soon after you enroll. If you do not receive confirmation prior to class, email to confirm your registration.


If you have special needs, every effort will be made to make our training facilities accessible to you. To request disability accommodations, please contact us at in advance of the class.

Last modified May 31, 2017