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University 101 Programs

Become a Peer Leader

University 101 peer leaders are exceptional juniors or seniors who are chosen to serve as a co-instructor in a University 101 class.

Apply to be a University 101 Peer Leader

If you are interested in becoming a fall 2020 University 101 Peer Leader, please take some time to learn about the position and begin your application today!



  • junior or above standing during the semester they serve (by year, not by credits)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • demonstrate leadership skills and involvement in other substantive areas of university life

A University 101 Peer Leader Is:

  • an active and involved member of the Carolina community
  • confident in their ability to lead others
  • dedicated to helping others succeed
  • appropriately assertive
  • able to think on their feet
  • able to speak in front of a classroom of peers
  • comfortable leading difficult conversations 
  • proud to be a student at the University of South Carolina
  • a model of the Carolinian Creed.

Application Timeline for New Peer Leaders (for fall 2020)

Sept. 3, 2019 — New Peer Leader Applications Available

Note: Students who plan to study abroad during spring 2020 or wish to be considered for a fall interview and early decision should apply by the study abroad/early decision deadline. All other candidates may apply by the regular decision deadline.

Oct. 15, 2019 —  Application Deadline
Oct. 21, 2019 — Recommendation Deadline
Nov. 13, 14, and 15, 2019 — Group Interviews
Nov. 21, 2019 — Selection Notifications
Jan. 23, 2020 — Application Deadline
Jan. 24, 2020 — Recommendation Deadline
Feb. 3-7, 2020 — Group Interviews
Feb. 25, 2020 — Final Selection Notifications 


Application Timeline for Returning Peer Leaders

Oct. 25, 2019 — Returning Peer Leader Applications Available
Jan. 14, 2020 — Application Deadline

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