PAL Application

Marshall Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) are academic student leaders and mentors. They help students enhance their mastery and understanding of course concepts, clarify course content, and help students improve their academic performance. PALs demonstrate a mastery of the subject material and can present a model of thinking about, organizing, and understanding course content. 

The application for spring 2019 has closed. Applicants, please continue to check your USC email for more information.

Candidate Requirements:

1. Must have earned an A in the course
2. Minimum overall GPA of 3.3
3. Responsibility and leadership abilities


Application Requirements:

1. PAL Application
2. Faculty Recommendation Form*
3. Interview


*A recommendation from a faculty member for the course you will be reviewing is required. The faculty member should submit the Faculty Recommendation Form electronically to


You must be available to work the following shifts beginning Monday, January 28, 2019:

ECON 351: Mondays 8-10pm & Tuesdays 6-8pm

ECON 352: Wednesdays 6-8pm

BUAD 306: Mondays 8-10pm

BUAD 310: Mondays 6-8pm

BUAD 311: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8-10pm


Mandatory training meetings for all subjects: 

Friday, January 11, 2019 from 12-1pm

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 11am-12pm (note slight change in time)

Friday, February 8, 2019 from 12-1pm

Friday, March 22, 2019 from 12-1pm

Friday, April 12, 2019 from 12-1pm