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SLP: Associate Student to Mentor


Affiliation Users can associate a mentor with a student for the purpose of ensuring success in a student’s online course. The process below outlines how to make the association in the Student Learning Portal.


  1. First, click the Students tab from the top menu bar.
  2. Next, select the linked name within the “Student” column for the student needing the mentor association.
    The Active Student page is displaying a table containing a list of active students within their affiliation. An arrow points to the linked name in the Student column.
  3. Then scroll to the “Actions” section and tap the Associate to Mentor option within the Actions section in the left navigation menu. At this point, any associated mentors will appear in the results grid.
    The Student Profile page contains an Actions section within the left navigation menu. An arrow pointes to the Associate to Mentor option in that left menu. The profile page also shows no associations to a mentor for the selected student.
  4. Continue to add a mentor by selecting the “Add new association” link at the top of the page.
  5. Afterward, choose the “MENTOR” option from the Role drop-down field.
  6. Then choose the mentor’s name from the User drop-down field.
  7. To finish, tap the Save button.
    The Associate to Mentor page shows an arrow pointing to the Add new association link on the top left of the page. The Association Info pop-up dialog box is displayed as a result of tapping the link. The Role and User drop-down fields must be used to select the mentor that should be assigned. An arrow then points to the Save button at the bottom of the pop-up.

Additional Information:

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.