Academic Excellence Scholarship Program

AES Freshman Mentor Program

The mission of the AES Freshman Mentor Program is to increase academic engagement, involvement in the campus community, and Comet spirit while assisting freshmen with the transition to college life. In the AES Freshman Mentor Program, incoming freshman are provided a personal mentor that will meet with them on a weekly basis during their first semester at UT Dallas. The mentors in the program are successful undergraduates prepared to engage freshmen in campus activities and refer them to resources that can help them achieve their academic and personal goals.

Freshman Requesting an AES Mentor

If you are interested in having an AES mentor during your first semester at UT Dallas, please submit the AES Freshman Mentor Request Form. Mentors are assigned to a select percentage of incoming students depending upon the number of available mentors. It is important that incoming freshmen submit the form themselves.

Request an AES Freshman Mentor

Request a mentor by submitting the AES Freshman Mentor Request Form.

  • You will use your UT Dallas NetID and Password to access the online form.
  • If you are assigned a mentor, the AES Program will contact you via email.

Click here for the AES Freshman Mentor Request Form

Provide AES Freshman Mentor Experience Feedback

Freshmen who are participating in the AES Freshman Mentor Program are encouraged to provide feedback regarding their experience. The AES Freshman Mentor Feedback Report Form can be submitted at any time throughout the duration of the program. The form requires your UT Dallas NetID and Password.

Click here for the AES Freshman Mentor Feedback Report Form

Becoming an AES Freshman Mentor

Successful and engaged UT Dallas undergraduates are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to mentor an incoming freshman. Being a mentor provides valuable experience for students who seek to develop their communication and leadership skills.

Apply to Become an AES Freshman Mentor

If you would like to mentor an incoming freshman during the fall semester, complete and submit the AES Mentor Program Application.

Mentors must possess a cumulative GPA above a 3.0. If selected, mentors are enrolled in the UNIV 4074 (University Engagement and Applied Leadership) course. UNIV 4074 is designated as Pass/Fail, and mentors must fulfill the requirements listed below in order to receive a passing grade:

  • Meet with assigned freshman/freshmen in person at least twice per month.
  • Submit the online Mentor Report once per month.
  • Attend the required monthly class meetings with the Office of Undergraduate Education.
  • Attend two mandatory events (Kickoff Meet & Greet and the End of Semester Wrap-up event) with assigned freshman/freshmen.

Click here to apply to the AES Freshman Mentor Program

AES Freshman Mentor Monthly Reporting

The AES Mentor Report Form should be submitted once per month according to the deadlines provided by the Office of Undergraduate Education. These brief reports provide the Office of Undergraduate Education with the information necessary to ensure that the AES Freshman Mentor Program is a rewarding experience for both mentors and the freshmen being mentored.

Click here for the AES Mentor Report Form