APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) was created in 2006 to enable more community college students to transfer to and graduate from Carolina. Talented low- and moderate-income high school and community college students are guaranteed eventual admission to Carolina if they are admitted to and complete the program successfully. Upon matriculation to Carolina, incoming C-STEP students are paired with a peer mentor who is a current C-STEP student or other transfer student who has volunteered to assist the incoming students in their adjustment to the academic and social environment at Carolina. Who can serve as a C-STEP Mentor? Any junior or senior transfer student who meets the Mentor Requirements listed below. Priority will be given to C-STEP transfer students.
Launched in 2003, the Carolina Covenant is a pledge that qualified low-income students will have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s Degree at Carolina without having to borrow to meet their financial need. But the Carolina Covenant is much more than an exceptional financial aid award. It also incorporates academic and personal support and services and special programming to help Covenant Scholars adapt to campus life and succeed in completing their undergraduate degree program. These support services include pairing each incoming Covenant Scholar with a current Scholar who has volunteered to serve as a peer mentor to assist the incoming Scholars in their adjustment to the academic and social environment at Carolina. Who can serve as a Carolina Covenant Peer Mentor? Any Carolina Covenant Scholar who meets the Mentor Requirements listed below.
The Minority Advisory Program (MAP) was established in 1973 as is designed to assist incoming first-year racial/ethnic minority with their adjustment to the Carolina environment. The program consists of academically successful undergraduates who volunteer to serve as peer mentors and role models to the first-year students (mentees). These peer mentors provide academic and developmental support through relationship building, support, resources, direction and guidance. Who can serve as a Minority Advisor? Any UNC undergraduate student who meets the Mentor Requirements listed below.
Mentor Requirements and Responsibilities:
· Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at Carolina and must plan to be enrolled at Carolina as a full-time student during the entire 2017-2018 academic year. Please do not apply if you plan to study abroad or graduate in December.
· Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the end of spring 2018. Priority will be given to applicants with at least a current 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher.
· Must complete online mentor training module and must be able to attend mentor orientation the Sunday before fall semester classes begin.
· Assist with critical first year transition of students through consistent communication using various methods
· Serve as liaisons between first-year and/or transfer students and the Center for Student Success & Academic Counseling
· Log interactions with mentees through online contact forms
· Implement appropriate responses to first-year and/or transfer students in order to assist with the development of successful student practices
· Introduce and model positive decision-making strategies to first-year and/or transfer students
· Maintain confidentiality
· Keep in contact with program support staff including undergraduate program assistants, graduate assistants, and Coordinator for Peer Mentoring & Engagement
Important Dates 2018
Application opens: Thursday, February 1
Priority application deadline: Friday, March 23
New applicant interviews: March 26-30
Notification begins: Friday, April 20
Mentor orientation: Sunday, August 19 (tentative)