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 fall 2019 will open in July. 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


Marshall Academic Resources will post the fall 2019 work shifts and mandatory training meetings at a later date. 

Marshall Core Review Sessions are typically held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm or 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, depending on the course.