Preceptorial Assistant Program

Welcome to the Preceptorial Assistant Program!

2015 assistant group

Preceptorial Assistant (PA) Program

The overall purpose of the PA Program is to foster a successful and positive educational and developmental experience for all first-year students. PAs are successful continuing students who serve as mentors for first-year students. They are assigned to and responsible for a particular preceptorial class.

Become a Preceptorial Assistant

Prospective PAs

Applications are due in the Center for Student Success (located in UC-114) by Friday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m. Prospective PAs must attend a PA Informational to obtain the application.

Returning PAs

If you have served as a PA in a previous semester, please click here to download the 2015 PA Returner Application.

Important Dates

Date Event Time/Location
Tuesday, February 3 PA Informational Session 7:00 p.m. in UC-107
Wednesday, February 4 PA Informational Session 2:30 p.m. in UC-103 A/B
Thursday, February 5 PA Informational Session 1:30 p.m. in UC-103 A/B
Monday, February 9 PA Informational Session 4:00 p.m. in UC-128
Tuesday, February 10 PA Informational Session 12:30 p.m. in UC-128
Wednesday, February 11 PA Informational Session 7:00 p.m. in UC-107
Thursday, February 12 PA Informational Session 1:00 p.m. in UC-128
Friday, February 20 PA Applications Due Before 5:00 p.m. in UC-114
March 2-13 PA Interviews Various locations
Wednesday, March 18 PAs notified of selection Email notification
Wednesday, March 25 Deadline to accept position Before 5:00 p.m. via email
Tuesday, April 14 PA Spring Workshop 7:00-9:00 p.m. in KIPJ-C/D
Friday, April 17 LLC Team Training 3:00-5:00 p.m. in TBD
Sunday, August 23 PAs arrive on campus Mission Crossroads
August 24-28 PA Fall Training Various locations
August 29-September 1 OLÉ! Weekend

Current Preceptorial Assistants

Are you a current PA? Visit the Current PA Information page frequently for updates and instructions.


If you have questions about the PA Program, please contact the Center for Student Success at

Contact Information

Center for Student Success
University Center 114
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-5995
Fax: (619) 260-5970

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.