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Mitchell has been recognized as a national leader for its innovative academic support programs for more than 35 years. Explore the following to learn the many ways that we give you the tools to succeed.

Individualized services offers multiple fee based support services tailored to meet the needs of our students:

Bentsen Learning Center

The Bentsen Learning Center (BLC) is a comprehensive academic support program for students with diagnosed learning differences and ADHD. Over the last three decades we have diversified to meet the changing needs of our students. Through strong collaborative relationships between students and individual Learning Specialists, the BLC focuses on goal setting, the teaching and application of learning strategies, and the use of assistive technologies for classroom learning and beyond.  Click to Learn More about the BLC and Apply


Academic Coaching for Empowerment

Academic Coaching for Empowerment (ACE) is a student-driven program open to any student who would like to improve their Executive Functions. ACE builds on the collaborative relationship between student and coach, which is designed to recognize and address issues that impede academic progress. Through this synergistic coaching model, students develop their own effective strategies for overcoming procrastination, prioritzing goals and managing time. Click  to Learn More about ACE


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The Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center covers every subject and is staffed with content professionals who provide individualized tutoring up to two hours per week.


Academic Advising

Students begin with an academic advisor who stays with them through graduation. The academic advising staff is comprised of full-time academic advisors who are professionally trained to help in all aspects of the transition to college, day-to-day challenges of college life, and most importantly, with making sound decisions in an academic program.

For a list of Mitchell College Academic Advisors and their contact information see our Campus Directory.

Questions about Advising can be directed to: The Academic Advising Office 860-701-5079


The First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive program designed to help ease your transition into Mitchell College, set the foundation for your academic success and help you get connected to what is happening in and out of the classroom. Through FYE you will encounter our best faculty, staff and students working together to introduce you to a wide range of new and exciting academic and co-curricular initiatives. The FYE office is a great place to start with questions you might have about almost everything that goes on in your first year at Mitchell – from classes to the common read, from service opportunities to suggestions about what would make your experience even better.

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Disability Student Services

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Disability Student Services is committed to ensuring that no qualified student, on the basis of his/her disability*, will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any College program or activity.Disability Student Services determines eligibility, approves and coordinates services, auxiliary aids*, and academic accommodations* to qualified students with disabilities.Disability Student Services is committed to equal accessibility and supports students with disabilities in advocating and engaging in the campus learning and living community to maximize their ability to succeed.For more information, visit our Disability Student Services Links, email or call 860-701-5790.

Transition program from high school to college:

Thames at Mitchell College is a college transition program for students with learning differences or students who would benefit from additional preparation to succeed in college, and is unique in the landscape of gap-year programs in being located on a college campus. Thames students can qualify to take two Mitchell College courses, connecting them directly with success on the college level. Not sure what’s right for you? Call your Admissions Counselor to discuss what’s best, or visit and meet with specialists! We’d like to hear from you!

The one-on-one academic support from the BLC has helped me to be an academic success at Mitchell College and graduate with honors.

Allison Kaufman
Class of 2016, Hospitality & Tourism


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