2018-2019 Mentee Application

Success Mentor Program | 2018-2019 Mentee Application


The Success Mentor Program is a mentor program that matches upper-division mentors with first-year students. Through a one-on-one mentor relationship, mentors will empower first-year students to make a successful academic and personal transition to life at UC Merced. The Success Mentor Program is a one semester commitment, and mentees can be a part of SMP in either semester of their first year, or both.   

Program Requirements | The 33 Steps to Success

Mentees are required to complete the “33 Steps to Success” each semester semester they are active in the program.

Attend and participate in each of the following:

  • Three (3) campus events
  • Three (3) tutoring sessions (also known as Peer Assisted Learning Support)*
  • Three (3) faculty office hours

* Only tutoring offered through the Bright Success Center’s Peer Assisted Learning Support program and STEM Tutoring fulfill this requirement.


Who is eligible to apply:

  • Incoming first-year students
    • If you are an incoming student who has sophomore standing, you are eligible to apply 

Who is NOT eligible to apply:

  • At this time the Success Mentor Program is not open to first-time transfer students.
    • If you are an incoming transfer or a returning student check out the Degree Attainment for Returning and Transfer Scholars (DARTS) Program for more information on resources and support available to you. For more information on DARTS click HERE.
  • Students who are a part of the Fiat Lux Scholars Program

Application Details

If you meet the eligibility requirements and agree to abide by the Success Mentor Program Requirements as listed above, please complete the application below. The SMP Mentee Application below is separated into three pages and should take 10-15 minutes to complete. All applications will be processed in the order they are received. The application will close once the program is full or by September 12th (whichever comes first).

Please note, all applications will be processed within 3-5 business days, beginning August 8th.

If there are any questions regarding the application please contact successmentors@ucmerced.edu.