Mentoring and Advisement

As an adviser meeting with students you have the opportunity to get the word out about mentored courses and help students understand how mentoring and having a peer mentor will benefit them.

What you should know about First-Year Mentoring and Mentored Courses

  • Our office does not address a First-Year Writing hold placed on a student’s account.

  • “Envelopes” are previously used terminology for mentored courses.

  • Registering for a mentored course does two things: gets students a spot in the class, and pairs them with a peer mentor.

  • Transfer students may not register for a mentored course, but they may call us to request a peer mentor.

  • The more freshman students register for mentored courses, the more seats are available for other students.

  • We will release any remaining seats to the general student population sometime in July after AP scores have come out.

  • For more information on mentored courses, see “Mentored Courses and You”.

What would be helpful to tell freshmen

  • Mentored courses are expected and beneficial!

  • Student may register for 1-2 mentored courses in a given semester or term.

  • Peer mentors are useful because they help students adjust to campus, learn about campus resources, get involved, talk through challenges, develop academic skills, set goals, etc.

  • Having a mentor benefits ALL students, not just those inclined to struggle. Mentors adapt to wherever the student is at so they may help the student do their personal best and make the most of their first year at BYU.