Our positive, social, immersive environment.

*At SLC, our program is has earned a 99% retention rate among students because of its positive, social, immersive environment. The college experience at SLC includes not only a variety of courses on-campus, but also an essential part of the college experience: socializing and interacting with college students in their classes. This includes both non-traditional and traditional learners and mentors.

The mentors we choose to be part of the SLC program are the most accomplished, outgoing, involved students on the campus...members of Greek life, sports teams, dance teams, art clubs—students who can bring unique perspectives and fun interactions to the SLC classroom. Mentors may be matched with a particular student or work as a group playing a role in unifying students and creating a dynamic, social classroom environment. 


There is one requirement for those who mentor at Successful Learning Center. They must be spectacular. And they are. Meet our mentors, and see why they love working at SLC. ​

Learn more about the Academic Mentorship... 

The purpose of the Academic Mentorship is to ensure a smooth transition for students attending Successful Learning Center classes and SLC activities based on campus. The Successful Learning center model’s empathic, respectful, contemporary teaching theory and practice, AMP is in support of our mission for academic and social success.*

The role of the mentor is to encourage our students to participate and learn to the best of their ability while in class. They will assist with note taking, encourage class interaction and help the student complete assignments. In addition, the mentor will act as a liaison between students in our program and students on campus to foster a strong social component within the college setting.  

Our mentors are carefully selected based on a variety of criteria. They are traditionally college age students or recent college graduates who are excited to be working with our students. Mentors may be used at the beginning of a semester to allow a student time to acclimate to the new college environment or they may be used throughout a semester as a consistent support system. During the course of a semester a mentor may have up to 3 students working together in class at one time.  We strive to match a student’s personality and temperament with a mentor who is kind, responsible and compassionate. We work collaboratively with our hosting colleges and our mentors may be part of the student body or working towards a degree in Education or Special Education.  

Mentors are not aides or nurses and cannot act as a substitute for students who need medical personnel or replace an attended caregiver for daily living.  Academic Mentors cannot administer any medical or physical assistance. They are not trained in first aid and cannot administer any medication. They cannot assist with bodily necessities or advise in any medical capacity. If at any time a student is in medical distress the Academic Mentor is responsible for calling campus Security or 911 for assistance only.  

The Academic Mentorship has been established to support and enhance our students’ academic and collegiate experience. Additional information is available upon request.

*Academic Mentorship. The SLC offers Academic Mentorship as peer to peer support designed to help our students acclimate to their new environment. The program supports academic and social growth in class, on campus and in the community. The rate is $27.00 per hour plus an additional 30 minute pick up/drop off fee for each day attending. Academic Mentorship is determined for every new student attending the program. This includes the 30 minute charge for each day attended for “Pick up and Drop off”.  A student will be evaluated to determine if he/she can attend unaccompanied on campus. The SLC reserves to the right to require a student be accompanied by an Academic Mentor at all times on campus at the family’s expense. After the 1st semester Academic Mentorship is an option available to all SLC students on and off campus which can be structured to meet each student’s needs. There is a 4 hour minimum for off campus mentor support.