As a high school student, guidance is incredibly helpful when it comes to navigating the college admissions process. If you’re provided guidance from an early stage, you can gain insight in what you should do to get into your dream colleges. Though some school guidance counselors can be helpful, nothing compares to direct advice from a college student.
Our mentors are trained to be familiar with the college admissions process. You may talk to your mentor for as long as you see fit! We match mentors to mentees based on a variety of things: both parties’ studies of interest, the colleges that the mentee is considering, etc.
The best part is that this program is completely free, so there’s nothing to lose by signing up!
How do I sign up to be a mentee?
Fill out this form, and we’ll match you with a college student who matches your interests! Though exchanges will start off through emailing, you are welcome to move to a different platform for your convenience if your mentor is okay with it!
Can I change mentors?
Sure! We understand that every college student has different advice, experience, and tips to share even though they all go through the same training with our organization. Just fill out our form again and answer all the questions that relate to you.
Are my conversations with my mentor monitored?
We will be monitoring emails between mentors and mentees. We require that all communication takes place through emails and that you CC us in all correspondence.
All emails should be CC’d to our mentorship email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A mentorship is a partnership between two people therefore both parties must actively participate in order to have a successful mentorship! Mentors are required to make the first contact after which it is the mentee’s responsibility to reply and continue the conversation. Please DO NOT leave your mentor hanging with no reply or ‘thank you’. They’ve taken their time to help you with your questions. You should communicate to your mentors what you need, whether it’s that you no longer have questions or that you will reach out to them at a later time.
We strongly encourage all interactions to be kept ONLINE only through emails. We do not recommend plans to meet one another in person. Any decisions to do so WILL NOT be Through The Vine’s responsibility.
By proceeding to sign up to be a mentee, you agree that your parent (if you are under 18) has allowed you to be matched with a mentor for college application help.
DISCLAIMER: Although our intent is to provide helpful advice, we DO NOT take responsibility for whether you get accepted/rejected from a college. If any communication between a mentor and a mentee are not CC’d to us, we cannot monitor the conversation and therefore we ARE NOT responsible for information discussed privately in those cases. However, any harassment or discrimination will not be tolerated and can be reported to us by email (refer to our Policy page for more details).