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Peer Adviser FAQs

What does it mean if I am, or plan to be, away from campus during any term during 2024? Can I still apply to be a PA?

Winter 2024: All components of the application and interview process are in-person. Being away from campus during the Winter 2024 quarter does not automatically disqualify you from participating in the interview and selection process. Applicants unable to attend an info session and, if offered, an interview in-person should contact our office at Students who are not enrolled in Northwestern during winter are not eligible to apply. 
Spring 2024: All training during the spring quarter is in-person. Those planning to be away from campus for Spring 2024 are not eligible to apply.  

Summer 2024: Summer responsibilities are virtual. 

Fall 2024: Peer Advisers are required to be on-campus during the dates listed on the Important Dates page. If you are planning to study abroad or participate in a program away from campus for fall 2024, you are not eligible to apply.  

I've reviewed the important dates and see I have a conflict. Should I still apply?

All training dates listed are required. These trainings are vital because they serve as building blocks to the PA position. In addition, much of learning occurs through conversation and activities with other PAs. If you are aware of any conflicts please contact OSTE at to determine if this will inhibit you from applying. 

I have a violation; What does this mean for my application?

Our application asks that if you have a violation that you disclose that situation.

If you are concerned about whether your violation will affect your standing, please contact OSTE at before submitting your Peer Adviser application.


I will be inter-school transferring during the application and interview process. What does this mean for me?

We will consider the school you are currently enrolled in as of January 31, 2024. However, if you are planning on completing the inter-school transfer process before Wildcat Welcome 2024, you will be asked to indicate this in your application. In some situations, we may contact an applicant who is an inter-school transfer to clarify their situation. If you have more specific questions regarding this topic please contact OSTE at