What is the READY Mentoring Program?
How does the program work?
What are the benefits of being part of the READY Mentoring Program?
Participants who attend all 6 of their fall mentoring sessions will receive a $400 completion grant which will be applied to your UofL bill for the following spring. Mentoring continues in the spring semester with the same mentor. If you complete all 6 of your spring appointments you'll earn another $400 completion grant which will be applied to your UofL bill for the following summer or fall.
This financial benefit isn't the only way you'll gain from participation. Aside from building your personal and professional networks and getting great tips and advice, consider these important ways that the past participants outperformed in their first year relative to their counterparts who chose not to participate:
- Fall Grade Point Average of participants is higher than non-participants
- Participants earned more credit hours in their first year
- Participants continued enrollment in spring courses at a higher rate than non-participants, a trend which is expected to extend to first-year to second-year retention overall
These are all important markers of student success, which engaged program participation can help you achieve.
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How do I sign up?
Before applying to be part of the program, make sure you're committed to attending your every-other-week sessions each semester. This program has limited space for participation, so it's important that those who apply and are selected are ready to make the most out of the experience.
The application deadline for the READY Mentoring program is Friday, August 25, 2023. Applicants will be notified of a decision by UofL email no later than Friday, September 1, 2023.
If your application is accepted and you're chosen to participate, you'll then be required to fill out an onboarding information form to complete your enrollment in READY Mentoring.
If you have any questions about the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.