Peer Academic Advising Program
About the Program
The Peer Academic Advising Program is the source of student-to-student academic counseling based on both the academic and personal experiences of UCI students.
During the academic year, we maintain regular office hours in our respective academic units. We assist students in selecting courses to best fit their college and career paths, planning quarterly programs of study, learning about the various majors and minors, obtaining information about UCI’s resources and opportunities, and adjusting to life as UCI undergraduates.
Why meet with a peer academic advisor?
Peer Academic Advisors undergo training as a collective whole, and in our respective academic units. Take advantage of our vast knowledge and experience– we can help you plan out a successful career here at UCI. We have experienced the challenges of selecting classes, managing time, choosing, and living with roommates, operating within a budget, dealing with family, and finding ways to enjoy ourselves in Irvine.
What we can help with
- Planning programs of study
- Scheduling classes
- Learning about majors and minors
- Time management
- Career and goal assessment
- Research opportunities
- Graduate school planning
- Campus resource referrals
- Campus involvement
To meet with a Peer Academic Advisor, visit the advising website for your school or program.
The 2023/24 Peer Advisors
Peer Academic Advisors undergo training as a collective whole, and in our respective academic units. Take advantage of our vast knowledge and experience– we can help you plan out a successful career here at UCI.
There are PAAs available in each school, plus Campuswide Honors and U/U.
Become a PAA
The highly selective Peer Academic Advising (PAA) Program is currently recruiting new Peer Academic Advisors for the upcoming academic year! All second-years and above with a genuine desire to help other students are invited and encouraged to apply.
Applications for 2024/25 are available beginning Week 10 of Fall 2023.
Additional Peer Leader Opportunities
UCI offers various peer-to-peer programs and resources, such as peer leaders, educators, mentors, tutors, and advisors in various areas of campus like learning support, study abroad, careers, counseling, student affairs and academic advising. Consider applying for these opportunities if you are not selected as a Peer Academic Advisor.
Check out the expansive list of previous Peer Academic Advisors. Information available today for the 2022-23 group, and coming later in 2023 for further back.
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