Santa Clara University


Peer Advising for Undergraduate Business Students

The Leavey School of Business has implemented a system to pair-up incoming, first-year students with an upper-classman Peer Advisor in addition to their assigned Faculty Advisor. In partnership with the Faculty Advisor, a trained Peer Advisor will work with assigned students throughout their first academic year and help to answer academic and social questions common during the first year.  Under the direction of the Undergraduate Business Progams Office, and in conjunction with the student Peer Advising Executive Board, Peer Advisors will help provide guidance to advise on many topics, including:


  • Campus life at Santa Clara University;
  • eCampus - the online student record system;
  • course selection and scheduling;
  • locating appropriate information in the University Bulletin and Website;
  • resources and tools for course planning;
  • effective study habits
  • referral to faculty with relevant academic and/or career information;
  • campus resources available to support academic, personal and career development;
  • getting involved in student life; and
  • general support and encouragement


First Year Students will be contacted by their assigned Peer Advisor in August, prior to their arrival on campus.  An initial meeting will be scheduled for the student to meet with both their Peer Advisor and Faculty Advisor during the third week of classes. 

The Peer Advisors can be contacted via email at to answer a question or to make an appointment to meet.

Becoming a Peer Advisor» Click here for more information


What kinds of things can you ask a Peer Advisor?

Questions about course/graduation requirements
  • Please bring a copy of your transcript and a Requirements Checklist with you to the session.

Questions about academic regulations, such as:

  • Can I overload? What is the procedure?
  • What is the minimum grade to pass a class?
  • Can I take a class Pass/No Pass?

Advice on how to get into available classes

  • How to find available classes
  • Advice on "adding" classes
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