How to Apply

There are a number of ways in which you can participate in the Mentoring for Success Program.

Study Session registration

If you are a participant of one of our target population groups, you are automatically enrolled in our program and will have access to study space and study sessions led by program peer mentors. Even though you are automatically enrolled, we ask that you register with us by filling out a brief demographic survey so that we can collect the data for reporting to our funding agency. To complete the demographic survey, 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 emailed to you within the first week of the fall and spring semesters.

Peer mentor requests

If you would like to be matched with and meet one-on-one with a peer mentor, please fill out one of our application and needs assessment forms 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. Please make sure you are completing the application form for the correct semester as there is a different application form for each semester. The application forms are needs assessment forms that include a series of open-ended questions. Please note that mentoring services are only available during the fall and spring semesters.

Students who are not in our target population may submit peer mentor 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 application and needs assessment form for peer mentor request, 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.

Types of application for peer mentor request

Application for new participants:

    Application for returning participants:

      What happens after applying

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

      Forum requests

      If you would like to post occasional questions in the Mentoring for Success Program's forum only and not meet with a peer mentor, you may sign up for a forum account. This is the most ideal option for you if you do not need to meet with a peer mentor on a regular basis, need help with a subject that does not require you to meet one-on-one with a peer mentor, or will only need help with particular topics in your subjects at particular times. It is highly recommended that you choose this option to participate in the Mentoring for Success Program's forum only to receive all your help online. The benefits of choosing the forum only option include, but are not limited to, having no commitment, generally getting quicker answers to your questions, and receiving feedback from all peer mentors with expertise in that subject instead of from only one assigned peer mentor.

      All WMU students are eligible to sign up for a forum account.

      How to request a forum account

      1. Complete this sign-up form.
      2. Register for a forum account following these instructions.

      What happens after applying

      Please make sure you check your email after submitting your application form. You will receive an email with further instructions on the next steps. Please email the program director if you have not received an email after two days.