UTOP Mentor 2021 Applications

UTOP 2021 MENTOR APPLICATION OPENS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 ON HIRE-A-NINER

APPLICATION CLOSES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020 AT 11:59PM

Note: Interview process will be completely virtual.


Selection Criteria:

  • Submit a resume via Hire-A-Niner (Job ID: 54804)

  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better

  • Must be in good conduct standing with the university

  • Individual and Group Interviews with Staff Committee and UTOP Program Director

  • Must be available for spring semester training course on Fridays from 2:30-3:45pm (COMM 3050: UTOP Leadership; 1-credit hour)

So now that you've been accepted to UNC Charlotte, why wait for the fall? Get a head start on your college career by participating in the University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP)!

UTOP is an excellent opportunity for incoming freshman students to begin their college experience early, gain seven credit hours towards their degree, start with a solid GPA foundation, get acclimated to campus early and build a support system of peers and staff across campus.

 


How UTOP Works

Enroll in classes for a total of 7 credit hours towards general education requirements for your degree. Get a jump-start on your major if you are coming in with all general education requirements met!

Meet 100+ other first-year students and make life-long friendships!

Build relationships with faculty and staff who will continue to support you throughout your time at UNC Charlotte!

Develop study skills and college survival tips.

Enhance your knowledge of campus by becoming familiar with and utilizing campus resources.

Have fun on weekend activities and off-campus trips!

Receive academic advising and monitoring throughout the students' first year, and participate in extended opportunities and services throughout your entire time at UNC Charlotte!

UTOP FAQs

 

UTOP Statistics

Research from the past 10 years indicates that students who participate in UTOP were retained after one year at a rate nearly 11 percent higher than underrepresented students who did not attend the program and almost 13 percent higher than all first-time, firs-year students. 

The percentage of UTOP students who graduated after six years was more than 11.5 percent higher than underrepresented students who did not participate and 10 percent high than all first-time, first-year students.

 

 

 

UTOP 2021: TBD

Participant Application Opens

November 2, 2020

The UTOP Application is located inside MY.UNCC.EDU Banner Self Service under "Student Services/Student Accounts" tab.

For more information about UTOP, please contact Mr. Shawn Simmons.​