How to Apply

All WMU students who meet the eligibility requirements can participate in our program. There are three ways in which you can participate in the Mentoring for Success Program:

  • Be matched and meet weekly with an assigned academic mentor. (Please use the "Academic Mentor Request" form.)
  • Attend weekly group study sessions led by academic mentors. (Please use the "Participant Registration" form.)
  • Attend workshops offered by our program. (Please use the "Participant Registration" form.)

To participate, please submit the appropriate application form:

  • Academic Mentor Request

    If you would like to be matched with and meet one-on-one with an academic mentor, please fill out the academic mentor request form below. You will be signing up for a semester-long commitment. You must be currently enrolled in the courses for which you are seeking help at Western Michigan University. You must re-apply every semester even if you had previously participated in the Mentoring for Success Program. The request form is a needs assessment form that include a series of open-ended questions. Please note that services are only available during the fall and spring semesters.

    Students who are not in our target population may submit requests; however, priority will be given to students in our target population and other students previously affiliated with our program.

    If a long-term mentoring commitment is not something that you are looking for, there are many other campus resources available as well to assist you in developing and achieving your academic goals and having a successful college career.

    To complete the academic mentor request form, you will need the following:

    • Your Bronco NetID and password combination.
      • If a window pops up, please click the “No” button.
      • If the login fails, and you are sure that you have correctly entered your Bronco NetID and password combination, please contact WMU's IT Helpdesk.
    • Your course numbers.
    • Your course registration numbers.
    • Your professors’ names.
    • 30 to 45 minutes of your time.

    Submit an Academic Mentor Request

    To request an academic mentor, please complete an academic mentor request form.

    academic mentor request form

    Please make sure you check your email after submitting your request form. You will receive an automated confirmation email once your form has been successfully submitted. Continue to check your email regularly after submitting your request as your assigned mentor will be contacting you by email.

  • Participant Registration

    If you are a participant of one of our target population groups, you will have access to study space and study sessions led by academic mentors. You will also be able to attend various workshops offered by our program. To help us meet our grant reporting requirements, we ask that you register with us by completing a registration form once every academic year so that we can collect the data for reporting to our funding agency.

    PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM 

    To complete the participant registration form, you will need the following:

    • Your Bronco NetID and password combination.
      • If a window pops up, please click the “No” button.
      • If the login fails, and you are sure that you have correctly entered your Bronco NetID and password combination, please contact WMU's IT Helpdesk.
    • 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

    The dates, times, and location of your weekly study sessions will be posted on our events and activities page within the first week of the fall and spring semesters.