What is mentoring?

First-Year Mentoring is a key part of a university-wide initiative to strengthen undergraduate education at BYU. It gives all first-year students easier access to certain high-demand University Core classes and provides all Admitted New Freshmen the opportunity for valuable peer mentor support.

Our mission is to lead students to greater success by encouraging learning, inspiring reflection, and building relationships through consistent and focused effort.

Mentored Courses and You

A mentored course consists of a university core class paired with a peer mentor.

How they work: Every student registered for a mentored course is paired with a peer mentor. One mentor mentors all the students in a section of a mentored course. Peer mentors will reach out to faculty early each semester to learn how they can best support mentored students in the course. The peer mentor will also be in regular contact with the students to help them succeed.

Who is eligible: All newly admitted freshman students in their first two semesters are eligible for a mentored course. Transfer students may call our office and request a mentor or a mentored course.

How to register: A student may register for a mentored course by clicking on the “Mentored Course” button in myMAP on the Register tab under the given semester. In the new tab, the drop down menus may be used to select “Mentoring” and the class the student wishes to take.

What students should know:

  • Students are expected to register for at least 1 but no more than two mentored courses in a given semester

  • Students should expect to benefit from a mentor during their first two semesters (not just terms) they are on campus (typically Fall and Winter)

  • Students will receive weekly emails from their mentor and meet in person a few times throughout the semester

  • Depending on the class, the mentor may attend class when applicable