Become a Mentee

Join the Success Mentor Program!



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 2018-2019 Success Mentor Program Mentee Application will be availabe beginning June 1, 2018. 

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 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

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 (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.


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!