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Academic Peer Advising

APA is a sub-unit within the
Advising Services department.
The APA Student Coordinator, Miriam Ferhut, is
located in Advising Services,
Room 116 South Hall, or can be contacted at

The Program organizes over 125 student advisors from 70+ departments to provide individual
and group advising assistance,
resources and referral.

Getting Advice

The First Resort

The First Resort LogoThe First Resort is the first place you can go on campus for any advising and campus resource question. Students can drop by throughout the week to receive help from trained peer advisors.


The Career and Graduate Study Resource Center

The Career and Graduate Study Resource Center (CGSRC) is a combined resource library representing the Advising Services and the Internship and Career Center.

Academic Peer Advisors

Academic Peer Advisors are knowledgeable of the UC Davis campus and resources.  In addition to their experiences as students, peer advisors have completed special training sessions that augment their knowledge of the campus.

Meetings with the peer advisors are typically informal; drop-in advising is welcome. Check with your major department for your peer advisor's office hours.

Advice In

  • Major/minor course planning
  • Course prerequisites
  • Faculty expectations
  • Classes and options for study in the major
  • Careers and graduate programs
  • Major-related clubs and organizations
  • Departmental procedures and policies
  • Internships and summer job opportunities


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