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Pairing experienced students with freshmen in First-Year Learning Communities, the Peer Mentoring Program enhances the experience of first-year students.
All peer mentors attend a class with students in First-Year Learning Communities. They use this time to check in and connect with students, discuss a topic relevant to the first-year experience, and announce upcoming events.
Peer mentors also hold workshops and events for students, meet with students individually and in groups, and maintain weekly e-mail contact with the class.
Peer mentors are successful sophomores, juniors, and seniors who volunteer for five hours per week. They have strong academic records and an active campus life.
Peer mentors work to:
Peer mentors help students learn the ropes of college life by discussing such topics as:
Peer mentors are not tutors, counselors, or advisers, but they can guide students to the appropriate resources on campus.
If you are interested in volunteering as a peer mentor, e-mail the program coordinator. In your e-mail, include your name, year, major, and a short description of your interest in becoming a peer mentor. We will get back to you shortly with an application form. Applicants should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a GPA of at least 3.50. Qualified applicants are invited to attend a group interview from which final peer mentors are chosen.
Trying to balance your new load of college work with your family and friends can seem like a juggling act. There are some things you can do to make sure that you do not drop the ball. Check out the following for tips and tricks to keep yourself on track.
Are you one of the millions who suffer from procrastination? Read the tips below. And do it now…not eventually.
Make sure to check in with Brooklyn College about your AP credits and College Now. You must claim those credits within one year of enrolling at Brooklyn College. Go to the Office of the Registrar and ask if the college has received your AP exam scores or your transcript for College Now. If the college has not received your AP grades, you may have to call the College Board or go online to ask them to send Brooklyn College your results.
If you are having any difficulty or have questions, visit an adviser in the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success (CAASS), 3207 Boylan Hall, during walk-in hours, or make an appointment through Brooklyn College WebCentral Portal (under the “Advisement” tab, click “Academic Advisement” and then click “Schedule an Advisement Appointment”).
See the Undergraduate Bulletin.
The last day for adding a course without special permission is printed in the Schedule of Classes. After this deadline date, an application for the addition of a course must be obtained from the Enrollment Services Center. Each application must include permission of the course instructor and the department chair. The final deadline for adding a course with instructor and department approval is printed in the Schedule of Classes; absolutely no course additions will be allowed after this deadline.
During the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters, a student may drop courses without special permission. These courses will not appear on the permanent record. The deadline date is printed in the Schedule of Classes.
After the end of the three-week “program-change” period described above, a student may request a withdrawal from a course. The course, however, will remain on the student’s permanent record. The procedure to be followed and the grade to be assigned will vary according to the time periods listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Often students hesitate to take courses in new areas since they have no way to gauge their capabilities in such areas. The pass-fail option is designed to encourage students to explore areas of inherent interest and thus achieve greater breadth of view.
To be eligible to take courses for a pass or fail grade, students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have declared their major, have a GPA of 2.00 or higher, and are in degree status for the baccalaureate. A pass grade is not counted in a student’s GPA, but a fail grade is counted. A GPA of 2.00 or higher is not required for the pass-fail option in the physical education activities referred to below.
A total of 10 courses may be taken under the option. Students may take a maximum of six courses that are not physical education activities courses, with the exceptions noted below. All students, except majors in physical education, may also take four courses in physical education activities.
If you have any other questions or need clarification, see an academic adviser in the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success (CAASS), 3207 Boylan Hall.
If you have any specific questions about registration or course offerings, visit CAASS, 3207 Boylan Hall.
Tips on creating a schedule:
Note: Upper first-year students who have at least a B average (3.00 GPA) may take a maximum of 17 credits; eligible upper first-year students may petition a CAASS adviser to take 18 credits.
Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success (CAASS)
3207 Boylan Hall
0203 James Hall
Magner Career Center
1303 James Hall
Each department has an adviser to help you with major specific questions.
2113 Boylan Hall
The Brooklyn College Guidepost (PDF) is a comprehensive list of where to go for assistance and information.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program, feel free to contact:
Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator
2211 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 6642