Advising Fellow Application FAQs

Who is eligible to apply?

All enrolled undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at any of Matriculate’s partner campuses are eligible to apply to the Advising Fellow role. To be an Advising Fellow, you must be able to commit to a two-year position with 4 – 6 hours/week of flexible time. If you have questions about your eligibility, reach out to us!

What if I have no experience with mentorship and college access?

That’s totally fine! We don’t expect Advising Fellows to have pre-existing experience with mentorship. Whether you had a lot of support during your college application process or faced a lot of  systemic or personal challenges, you’re a wonderful fit to become an Advising Fellow. We have extensive training, resources, and staff support throughout your Advising Fellow role. Please don’t let concerns about experience hold you back! We’re here to provide personalized guidance to whatever you need throughout your role.

What does the application process consist of?

Our application process consists of a short eligibility form where we’ll first and foremost determine whether you’re eligible for the Advising Fellow role or not. After you complete the eligibility form and are determined eligible, you’ll receive a link to the Advising Fellow application, which consists of short answer questions and background information about you! After we review your application, we’ll reach out to you for an interview, where we’ll learn more about what you bring to the Advising Fellow role and will have an opportunity to ask questions. After that, you’ll hear from our team with an application decision in a few weeks.

How can I learn more about what the Advising Fellow role looks like on a daily basis?

Amazing question! You check out Matriculate’s different fellowships on social media [HERE], can reach out to with your questions about the Advising Fellow role, and can check out an Advising Fellow info session HERE.

How can I recruit students at my campus?

If you’re interested in engaging in Advising Fellow recruitment, please reach out to us at We can provide you with more information, recruitment materials, and support. We’d love to hear from you and have your support in building our national community.

How do students manage the time commitment?

High School Fellow meetings are self-scheduled, so students are able to find times that work well with their existing commitments and courses. If you’re passionate about Matriculate, able to make the commitment to your High School Fellows and to your fellowship, and can communicate when you need support, we’re confident that you can make the time commitment work.

What competencies does Matriculate look for in prospective Advising Fellows?

We look for individuals with the following skills and characteristics: growth mindset, student-centered thinking, persistence, active advising/coaching, and commitment to our mission.