Academic Peer Advocate Program

The Academic Peer Advocate (APA) Program pairs first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students in their first and second year, with trained and compassionate peers dedicated to providing individualized support during their transition to college. APA’s mission is to empower their peers to take advantage of the appropriate campus resources and to confidently seek help when needed. APAs connect students to the First and Second Year Academic Advocates for coordinated care when there are complicated barriers to navigate.
To connect with or refer a student to an Academic Peer Advocate (APA), please email AcademicPeerAdvocates@umbc.edu .