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NEW: Early Action Option! Apply by November 15 and Get Your Decision by December 1.

Whether you apply via the Common App, or our Mobile App, with a complete application submitted by November 15, 2020, we’ll get your Early Action decision to you by December 1, 2020! This is a great way for accepted students to secure their spot in the Mariner family!

Apply to Mitchell College for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 via the Common App at https://commonapp.org. 

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As an alternative to the Common App, you can apply to Mitchell College for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 via the fast and user-friendly Mobile App! Apply here.






Apply to Thames!

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!

Apply to Thames for Fall 2021 via the Common Application and express your interest in Thames.

 Our Mobile App is a fast and user-friendly alternative to the Common App. Apply here for Fall 2021 and express your interest in Thames.

Veterans and Military Connected Students

Learn more about how Mitchell supports veterans and military-connected students at mitchell.edu/veterans.

Apply to transfer through the Mobile App.

Admissions Deadlines & Requirements

Admission Deadlines

ROLLING ADMISSION – Mitchell College follows a rolling admission policy. Applications will be reviewed as they become complete and decisions will be sent to the applicant within three weeks after review.

EARLY ACTION ADMISSION – Mitchell College also offers an Early Action option. For complete applications submitted by November 15, 2020 decision will be sent to the applicant by December 1, 2020.

Application Requirements

Students who wish to attend Mitchell College to earn a degree, whether a new student, transfer student, full time, or part time must apply for admission. All applicants must submit:

  1. Application for  Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 via the Common Application or the Mobile App.
  2. Essay
  3. Official High School Transcript
  4. Letter of Recommendation  –  additional recommendations are welcome
  5. Official College or University Transcripts – transfer students only

Note: Mitchell College is a “test optional” school. Standardized test scores are not required!

International Applicants

International students may now apply for Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 via the Common App or the Mobile App. Please note that in addition to your application, the following additional items are required for all non-U.S. citizens or green card holders.

  • A translated copy of secondary (or higher secondary) schoolwork if originals are not in English.See www.wes.org for credential evaluation.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency. If English is not your first language, you must submit official documentation of English language proficiency. Mitchell College will accept one of the following as documentation of proficiency. The score submission must come from your guidance office or testing service.
    • TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) exam – a score of at least 71 on the IBT is required;
    • English Language School (ELS) – an official score report based on completion of a program;
    • SAT or ACT examination – An official score report of the Critical Reading and Writing components of the SAT or ACT exam;
    • Advanced Placement International English Language Exam (APIEL) – a score of 3 or higher is required to be considered for admission.
    • Note: Mitchell College’s reference number for the TOEFL and the SAT exam is 3528; ACT is 0572.
  • Declaration of Finances: An affidavit of financial support and official bank statement demonstrating the ability to meet the educational and living expenses (approximately $51,450) required for one year of study in the United States. This must be submitted before an I-20 visa is issued to you by Mitchell College. Please complete and submit the International Financials Form to declare finances.

Re-enrolling Applicants

If you have left Mitchell College for reasons other than an approved leave of absence you must complete the Mitchell College Re-enrollment Application. You do not need to complete any other application. If you did course work at another institution during your absence you need to submit official transcripts from that institution along with your application.


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The campus is so supportive--students, faculty and staff. They are really here to help you and make you the best student you can be.

Erica Weiner
Class of 2016, Liberal & Professional Studies

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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