Program Information

What is the AMP Program?

The Academic Mentoring Partnership (AMP) is a program designed for students in the College of Arts & Sciences who would like additional support in reaching their academic goals. In addition to working one-on-one with a peer mentor, AMP participants will have access to a variety of academic resources and the ability to work directly with staff from the CAS Advising Office.

What are the AMP Goals and Objectives?

  • To offer CAS students who are looking for additional academic support the added resource of a peer mentor.
  • To offer current CAS peer mentors the opportunity to mentor 1 to 2 CAS students during the academic year.
  • To create a partnership between CAS Advising.

What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer mentors differ from tutors in that they, offer practical advice, useful information about the college experience, and encouragement to other BU students. AMP Peer Mentors are sophomores, juniors and seniors from a variety of majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. They are highly knowledgeable about the University, trained to help address specific problems or concerns, and eager to help fellow CAS students.

Should I Get Involved in AMP?

The program is highly recommended for CAS students who experienced academic challenges and would like additional support in reaching their academic goals.

AMP Participation Requirement

Any student in CAS is eligible to participate in the AMP Program. Participation is voluntary however, if you join AMP it is required that students have regular contact with their mentors, and meet once a week throughout the semester to ensure progress is being made toward their specific goals. To be eligible for the support services and activities provided by the program, participants must complete the Mentee Application. Upon review of your application, the program coordinator will match you with a mentor based upon your specific needs.