Mentor Toolbox

English Language Learning

EnglishConnect 1 & 2

EnglishConnect is a program provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help individuals around the world increase self-reliance and expand opportunities through learning English. To find which stakes have EnglishConnect 1 & 2 gatherings go to and click Find a Group.

EnglishConnect 3

EnglishConnect 3 is provided through BYU-Pathway Worldwide with support from local members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. EnglishConnect 3 is a self-paced online course with a student-led weekly gathering held online or in a local meetinghouse. Registering gives learners 14 weeks of access to online learning resources with individualized feedback on listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

USU Intensive English Language Institute

IELI provides an opportunity for English language learners who reside in the United States. A person can study in IELI if they are a graduate of a U.S. high school and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Students who finish the program can take classes in a major at USU. Financial aid is available while attending IELI because IELI classes are credit bearing.

University of Utah English Language Institute

The University of Utah offers the English Language Institute for students who want to live in the United States on a student visa, as well as general and community language programs.

UVU English Language Learning

UVU offers the Intensive English Program (ELL) that is accredited by the CEA as well as a non-credit ESL Community Education program.

Career Exploration

O*Net OnLine

This free 60-question career assessment asks questions related to likes and dislikes. It’s administered by the United States Department of Labor. The assessment provides a list of task options such as “Buy and sell stocks and bonds” or “Develop a new medicine.” A person is provided career options at the end of the test.


Truity’s Career Personality Profiler will help a person find a career with its career test that measures both interests and personality traits.

Utah Programs and Majors Guide

This site provides related technical or academic programs that give students the opportunity to become acquainted with potential careers or programs that align with their interests.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA Walkthrough (English)(Spanish)

This step-by-step video produced both in English and Spanish, explains the ins and outs of the FASFA application.

Scholarship Tips

See the Utah College Guide pages 33-34 for more information

Utah Institution Information

Church Education System

Learn about each institution, applying to Church schools, the ecclesiastical endorsement process, and other educational opportunities.

2023-2024 Facts-at-a-Glance

This fact sheet of the Utah System of Higher Education lists all major colleges and technical schools. It includes information on fees, admission requirements, degrees offered, and deadlines for applications.

College Admissions Updates for 2022-2023

Presentations provided by representatives from the major state universities. Additional information about the eight technical colleges can be found in the video at 1:46:49 to 2:06:02.

Utah Programs and Majors Guide

Find up-to-date information on Utah System of Higher Education programs, colleges, and exploratory tracks. You can also research educational opportunities by subject or occupation.  

Utah College Awareness & Financial Aid YouTube Channel

A compilation of tutorials regarding college applications. The channel focuses on students rather than college/university advisers.

Utah College Guide

The Utah College Guide informs about universities, colleges, and technical schools in Utah.

Utah Colleges and Universities

Information regarding Utah Colleges and universities, technical colleges, private institutions, and other institutions with a link to each institution’s website.


Federal Student Aid for Military Service

Federal Student Aid webpage with sources of financial aid to veterans, future military personnel, active-duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active-duty personnel.

MyCAA Approved Training for Military Spouses

MyCAA provides education benefits for military spouses up to $4,000.

National University

Offers accessible and achievable higher education to military, veterans, and their spouses and dependents.

US Army Education Benefits

Information on the comprehensive benefits package from the US Army to support growth and success both while serving and after.

Immigrant Resources

Dream Centers

Many colleges and universities have dream centers for undocumented students. Follow these links for dream centers at University of Utah, Utah Valley University, and Salt Lake Community College.

Additional Information

Rural Online Initiative

The Rural Online Initiative provides specialized remote work training to individuals for success in a rapidly changing economy.