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The NEO GOLD (Guidance for Online Learning and Discovery) Program is designed to provide students new to the online learning environment with an experienced mentor who can help them navigate the new territory. This unique program helps match students with a peer mentors to help them be successful. Mentors are students experienced at taking online courses who is available to answer questions, provide resources and offer encouragement to the members of the group. Mentors and participants will communicate on a regular basis.

Goals for NEO GOLD

With NEO GOLD, there are four goals that guide our practices.

  1. Readiness for online coursework. We will provide resources that will address and close the gaps students have in being prepared for taking online classes.
  2. Personal management. We will provide information to help students strengthen their time management skills and encourage self-efficacy.
  3. Information management. We will help students understand how to navigate resources, systems, and policies.
  4. Belonging. We will encourage a sense of community and connection to the college among online students.

How do I apply?

If you are taking online classes at NEO and would like to be a part of the program, click here to submit your application. If you have any questions, or would like more information, email GOLD Coordinator Shanie Snell at

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