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Peer Advising

The Peer Advising Program:

All Plan II Freshmen are advised during their first round of registration (registering for courses for the spring of their first year) in part by trained 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students during “Peer Advising Week” in mid-October. This provides invaluable guidance from students who can attest to the actual experiences of balancing Plan II classes with other majors, extracurricular activities, and other student challenges.

Plan II Mentorship:

In an effort to ease the transition for Plan II freshmen into college life, all Plan II freshmen will be assigned to small group, or pod, and matched with a trained 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student. This experienced student will help their pod to discover amazing UT resources (the university writing center, the Blanton Museum, the Mind Body Lab, etc.) as well as be available as a peer and friend to answer any questions that freshmen may have about living as Plan II student.

Plan II Mentors will be assigned to a pod of 7-8 Plan II freshmen with similar extracurricular or subject interests. The commitment of a Mentor will be somewhat higher than that of a typical Peer Advisor.

There will be four required Pod Meetings over the course of the fall semester including:

  • Attend at least one Plan II Community event with your pod
  • Take your pod on at least one UT excursion
  • Take your pod on at least one Austin excursion

A list of the types of events and excursions mentors can do with their pods can be found here. Ideally, you will be in informal contact with your pod members throughout the semester and act as an older friend, mentor, and guide to UT and Plan II.

How to Apply:


Peer Advisors will be trained in the fall to help with Peer Advising Week in mid-October. If you are interested, please fill out the online application.

Fall 2018 Plan II Peer Mentor applications are closed.

Any questions about the Peer Advising and Plan II Mentorship programs can be addressed to the Peer Advising Coordinator at

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