Matched Advising Program for Sophomores

The Matched Advising Program for Sophomores pairs second-year students with junior and senior mentors for one-on-one support related to concentration declaration, research opportunities, internships, and general academic counseling. 

In addition to one-on-one peer advising, MAPS organizes panel presentations geared toward sophomores as well as focus groups that provide a forum for MAPS participants to discuss the opportunities and challenges unique to the sophomore year at Brown.

Chinezi Ihenatu '15 and Neel Yalamarthy '15 are the 2014-2015 Academic Year MAPS Co-Coordinators. Visit them during their office hours at the Curricular Resource Center or email them at 

MAPS 2013-14 Kick-Off Brunch, Sayles HallMAPS 2013-14 Kick-Off Brunch, Sayles Hall Neel and Julie, MAPS 2013-14 CoordinatorsNeel and Julie, MAPS 2013-14 Coordinators

To become a MAPS mentee (sophomores) or mentor (juniors/seniors), an application is required; applications for mentees will be due in mid-September 2015, and for mentors late-September 2015.  For a link to the applications, email

Note: Sophomores must declare concentrations by April 1.

For more information about the transition from first year to sophomore year, download this worksheet: