Want to Be a Mentor?

Now through February 1st, the Collegiate is accepting applications from current college students or high school seniors who are interested in becoming mentors for our mentoring program. The mentoring program seeks to give students who are typically underrepresented in higher education access to college. We pair motivated high school students from diverse backgrounds with current college students who have successfully navigated the college process themselves. So far we have been very successful. Just in the early admissions process our mentees have been admitted to Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, University of Texas Austin, Yale-National University Singapore, University of Chicago, Rutgers University Honors Program, and University of Oklahoma Honors Program.

Mentors serve as guides for school seniors who are about to enter the college process. They assist them in preparing for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, creating a college list, editing college essays, entering the financial aid process, and finally choosing a college. Mentors communicate with their mentees via Skype, email, and our mentoring forum from June of 2013 through May of 2014.

All mentors and mentees become a part of the vibrant Collegiate community. We are a group of talented and motivated high school and college students from diverse backgrounds who are committed to expanding college access. We interact with one another via Google+ Hangouts, local meet-ups, and email. Mentors and mentees support each other as a community through the college process and beyond.

If you’d be interested in serving as a mentor for the 2013-2014 year, fill out the application here! Minority, low-income, and LGBT students are particularly encouraged to apply.