Peer Advising

students helping students

As a supplement to the professional academic counselors, the College of Letters and Science maintains highly qualified peer advisors. Peer advisors are current UC Davis students, who serve as a valuable resource to those searching for a fellow student's perspective. Peer Advisors have extensive experience and training in navigating college requirements and resources.

Peer advisors can provide advice on the following topics:

  • Scheduling and Registering for Classes
  • Navigating Online Academic Tools
  • On-Campus Academic Resources
    • Residence Hall Advising Team (RHAT): Peer advisors from the four colleges on campus, as well as First-Year Experience Peer Advisors, make up the Residence Hall Advising Team. RHAT peer advisors give presentations to first-year students in the residence halls on various academic topics like “Planning Your Winter Quarter Schedule” and “Majors, Minors, and Careers.” See the full list of presentations

How to Become a Peer Advisor in the College of Letters and Science

Recruitment for the peer advisor position begins during winter quarter of each academic year and applications can be found on Aggie Job Link. Students who are selected will enroll in a peer advisor training course during spring quarter. New peer advisors will have the option of beginning their work over the summer or during the following Fall quarter.