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Become a Mentee

Join the Success Mentor Program!

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If you are an incoming first year student and are looking for an opportunity to make your first-year at UC Merced an amazing and successful one, apply to be a part of our amazing community of scholars today!


How to Apply

The 2022-2023 Success Mentor Program Mentee Application is available NOW. 

Program Qualifications

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 Transfer, Returning, & Veteran (TRV) Student Services for more information on resources and support available to you. For more information on TRV click here

  • Students who are a part of the Fiat Lux Scholars Program

Program Requirements

Designed to jump start student success both academically and personally, program expectations (aka, the “33 Steps to Success”) apply for each semester a student is active in the Success Mentor Program.

The 33 Steps to Success

Attend and participate in each of the following:

  • Three (3) campus events
  • Three (3) tutoring sessions (through any of the campus tutoring services)*
  • Three (3) faculty office hours

* Only tutoring offered through campus tutoring services found HERE.


Benefits of Having a Success Mentor

  • Academic success
  • Make connections and form lasting friendships
  • Develop and work towards individually defined goals
  • Learn how to make the most out of being a Bobcat
  • Be paired with someone who is familar with campus resources
  • and more!