Academic Advisement Center

Become a Peer Advisor

What is a Peer Advisor?

Peer advisors are UT students who excel in their curriculum, are effective communicators, and understand the challenges of beginning college. Peer advisors have the desire and ability to help new students through the transition to UT and are available to assist students in the Academic Advisement Center. Peer advisors are knowledgeable on the General Education requirementsand prerequisite information for certificates and degrees, and can refer you to the proper advisor when you reach your major requirements.

Becoming a peer advisor

A peer advisor position is an entry-level leadership role in the Academic Advisement Center where the peer advisor acts as a liaison between academic advisors and students.

To be considered for the peer advisor position a student must:
  • Qualify for federal work study for fall/spring
  • Plan to enroll in courses (a minimum of 9 credits) for fall and spring semesters
  • Meet all qualifications indicated below
  • Be available to assist in the Academic Advisement Center

The job criteria are as follows:


  • Sophomore (30 or more credits) – Preferred
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Matriculated in a degree-seeking program
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently to accomplish projects
  • Knowledge of UT policies, registration and admissions procedures, and school relation information
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion when appropriate
  • Ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff


  • Answer phones, respond to student questions, and direct appointments and walk-in students to the appropriate advisor in the
  • Academic Advisement Center
    Maintain accurate scheduling for advisors
  • Assist advisors with projects or tasks when needed
  • Assist other departments as needed to maintain the continuity of the registration and admissions procedures


If you are interested in becoming a peer advisor, please contact Deborah Decker, Director of First Year Advisement, at

Deborah Decker

Director of First Year Advisement


Phone: 435-652-7749