Academic Peer Advising Program/Become a Peer Advisor


Academic Advisement Center

524 West 59th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
Suite L.73


M/TH 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
T/W 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM*
F 9 AM - 1:00 PM
*Late night hours are only offered during Fall & Spring Semester

"Quick Question"
Walk-In Hours:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Walk-In Hours are only offered during the Fall & Spring Semester

Make an appointment by Phone/In Person/Online!




 * Understand and provide accurate information regarding the curriculum, graduation requirements, university and college policies and procedures
 * Assist incoming and continuing freshmen with appropriate course selection during registration periods
 * Inform students about campus resources and when to use them
 * Serve as a mentor to freshmen, answer questions, do phone and email outreach, schedule advising appointments, and one-on-one meetings with students
 * Monitor and document peer advising contacts with students
 * Assist students in gaining decision-making skills and assuming responsibility for their educational plans and achievements
 * Treat students with respect and address their needs seriously and with confidentiality 



* Strong interpersonal and communication skills
* Ability to effectively engage with peers, students, parents, faculty, and staff
* Ability to demonstrate good judgment and ethical behavior
* Desire to assist students in transitioning to college
* Ability to work as a team member and to be flexible
* Have between 15–60 credits earned, passed all CUNY Assessment Tests, and have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA


* Must attend the mandatory training sessions, August 6–9 from 9:00 am–6:00 pm
* Must commit to one full academic year and be evaluated annually
* Minimum commitment of 10 hours per week
* Assist with advisement and registration year round, including winter and summer session
* Will be expected to attend staff meetings and bi-weekly meetings with Senior Mentor


* Peer Advisors are paid $10.99 per hour for a minimum of 10 hours per week
* Other opportunities for additional hours during registration and other college-wide events may be available throughout the academic year