Near Peer Mentors

College Counseling For Students By Students

About Us

Near Peer Mentors is an education consulting platform that democratizes resources that guide high school students through the college application process. We do so by connecting high school students to undergraduate mentors currently studying at the universities to which the high school students are applying. Our goal is to help high school students find the right colleges and to help them submit applications that best encapsulate who they are, while simultaneously enabling college students to effect change in their community.


Our Services

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Insight

Learn more about particular universities and mold your college list by speaking to undergraduates currently studying at those universities.

Receive guidance on how to properly fill out your college applications.

Speak with current undergraduates to gain invaluable insight into their universities when making your final college decisions.

Leverage Near Peer Mentors' platform and our mentors to correctly complete your financial aid forms and/or scholarship applications.

Essays

Take advantage of your mentors' training and experience to collectively brainstorm potential essay topics.

Using an almost Socratic method, our Mentors are trained to ask the right kinds of questions, which will allow you to produce college application essays that best encapsulate who you are and maintain your voice in the process.

By receiving guidance from mentors who are current undergraduates, you will be able to gain unparalleled insight into a particular university when crafting your “why this college” essay.

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Organization and Planning

Clearly see all deadlines and meetings with your mentors on your calendar.

Track your overall progress using our progress bar to see just how close you are to finishing the process.

By choosing to work with a long term mentor, you choose to receive hands-on guidance to further enhance your college counseling experience and achieve your goals.

Additional Guidance

Receive guidance on independent academic projects geared towards deepening your knowledge of your intended field of study and submitting more holistic applications.

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Our Universities

We offer guidance for and have recruited mentors from the following universities. Each mentor is equipped to guide you with their university’s application, as well as assist you with your common application. If you would like to receive guidance on an application to a university that is not listed below, please reach out to our team and we will begin recruiting and training Mentors from the requested university as soon as possible!

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*Near Peer Mentors is not affiliated with or endorsed by any of the universities listed above.


Why Near Peer Mentors?

Personalized

Choose from a diverse range of mentors studying at the universities to which you are applying.

First-Hand Insight

We leverage the recent experiences and unique expertise of our undergraduate mentors to give our mentees unparalleled insight.

Consolidated Solution

A consolidated solution for all your college counseling needs.

Virtual Platform

A virtual platform that allows you to receive guidance from the comfort and safety of your own home.


What Our Mentees And Their Parents Are Saying

Virtually every mentee we have worked with has been admitted to one of their top two choices on their college list! Here’s what they had to say about their experience: