Peer Academic Advisors

 

Peer academic advisors are uniquely qualified to offer guidance in a variety of areas.  Peer academic advisors bring a different perspective to the advising interaction, and in many cases, can provide a first-hand account of course requirements or major options. Peer academic advisors receive extensive, ongoing training and generally have experience working with students as an orientation leader, resident advisor, or other peer advising position on campus.

 

 

 

 

Peer academic advisors are available to answer quick questions (15 minutes or less) in person and by telephone Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Peer Academic Advisors will respond within one (1) business day to questions emailed to uwtaac@uw.edu.

 

The following are examples of what a peer academic advisor can help you with:

  • Course scheduling
  • Navigating major options
  • Recommending classes that satisfy general education requirements
  • Accessing a wide variety of academic resources
  • Understanding probation, low scholarship, university policies
  • Major exploration/academic planning
  • General student support