Thames at Mitchell College the only college transition program on a college campus.

Your Next Step

  • What if you could “test the college waters” before diving in?
  • Would you like a year to learn strategies to succeed as a college student with learning differences?
  • How does it sound to be away from home, taking some college classes on a college campus — all while living in a small, supportive community?
  • Would you benefit from personalized classes, focused curriculum and regular one-on-one advising with faculty?
  • Are you excited about the prospect of college, but might want to get some practice before it “counts”?

How Will Thames Help You Succeed?

Thames at Mitchell College is a holistic college transition program for students with learning differences or students who would benefit from additional preparation to succeed in college—and it’s right on the campus of Mitchell College, which has been long-recognized for its innovative support for students with learning differences. This unique program offers a highly individualized learning environment and a strong social network that feels safe and supportive.

Thames at Mitchell College is designed to help you emerge with:

  • increased confidence
  • improved study skills and executive function
  • stronger academic preparedness
  • a wider choice of academic and career options
  • greater maturity and personal growth
  • up to 15 college credits over 2 semesters while at Thames
  • strong connections with the Mitchell College social and academic community

Everyone approaches the world differently. At Thames at Mitchell College, we embrace this and would love to celebrate and help develop the power of your unique mind!

Learn More!

Visit Thames and take your first step into college. Tour our beautiful campus on the New England shoreline in New London, CT, talk to faculty and staff, and hear success stories from our students. Contact VP of Enrollment Management, Jamie Romeo, at or 860-629-6213.

Tuition & Fees

Thames at Mitchell College is, by design, a residential program and our fee structure is comprehensive. Thames is one of the most cost effective programs of its kind as we provide a high level of academic and social support, individualized attention, skills development, and the opportunity to take college level courses for credit (up to 15 hours) on a college campus.

Deposit: Once accepted to Thames, a non-refundable deposit of $1500 is required to accept admission and secure your spot. The deposit is applied to the cost of tuition, room and board.

2019-20 Cost to Attend
Thames Full-Year Tuition, Fees, Room and Board: $55,000

Thames Refund Policy

Jamie Romeo

Jamie Romeo

VP of Enrollment Management

860-629-6213 Office: Henry Hall


Thames at Mitchell College

A few words on fit.


"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.


If you are looking for a college that: 


  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities




…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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