Frequently Asked Questions
How long would I meet with a peer coach?
PeerKnights Coaching sessions are ~45 minutes long. During your initial coaching session, depending on the type of coach you choose, you most likely will come up with some short-term goals to help you accomplish your long-term goals. After your initial coaching session, you can schedule a follow-up appointment with your coach to check back in and update them on the progress you made towards accomplishing your goals. We recommend meeting with a coach several times over one or two semesters.
Is PeerKnights Coaching a free service provided to students?
Yes. PeerKnights Coaching is free.
Is this the same as advising?
PeerKnights Coaching is NOT academic advising. PeerKnights Coaches connect you with resources and help you work towards accomplishing your goals. While it is not academic advising, coaches can help you find and get connected with your academic advisor and plan for advising appointments.
What is PeerKnights Coaching?
PeerKnights Coaching is a one-on-one academic coaching program that empowers you to thrive personally and academically. Coaches meet with you and connect you with resources offered at UCF to help you succeed at your goals.
Which type of PeerKnights Coaching is right for me?
To provide the best guidance to students, we have PeerNights Coaches trained in several key areas. However, if you are unsure which one is the best for you, please email us PeerKnights@ucf.edu.
- FTIC, Transfer and All-Around PeerKnights Coaches provide one-on-one coaching on a variety of topics including navigating UCF, discovering educational resources and services and identifying academic and social engagement opportunities. To facilitate student success, students will meet with the same coach throughout the academic year.
- HIP PeerKnights Coaches help students engage in high-impact practices such as internships, study abroad and undergraduate research. Coaches are participating in these types of programs and will help students explore options and get involved.
- Major Exploration PeerKnights Coaches, part of the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center, understand that declaring or changing a major can seem daunting. They were once in this position. Leveraging their experiences, coaches will help undeclared students and those exploring majors to identify their interests, goals and strengths and select a study field.
- Pre-Grad PeerKnights Coaches, part of Academic Advancement Programs, help students navigate preparation for graduate school and the application process.
Who are the PeerKnights Coaches?
PeerKnights Coaches are students who will help you navigate UCF. The coaches are successful academically and are engaged in the many programs and opportunities UCF offers. They share their experiences, answer your questions and connect you to campus resources. Every coach was selected and hired based on their diverse involvement and knowledge about UCF.
Who can be coached?
All UCF undergraduates can request a PeerKnights Coach. There are a variety of coaching options for students.
Whom can I contact with questions?
Why attend a PeerKnights Coaching session?
During sessions, coaches work with you to connect you with resources and help you make connections. They can suggest tips and offer information to help you succeed at accomplishing your goals at UCF. They can be your academic accountability partner.