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Application Steps for Fall 2022

  1. Apply for Fall 2022 by completing the Common App or the user-friendly Unique Minds App express your interest in Thames on the application. 
  2. Submit the following to your application portal:
  • A copy of the most recent IEP or 504 Plan
  • Secondary school transcripts and if applicable, college transcripts
  • At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a guidance counselor or teacher
  • Comprehensive diagnostic assessment including:
    • Results from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV), or other comprehensive cognitive tests, such as the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities. Test results should be accompanied by a narrative report and subtest scores and;
    • Results from an individually administered achievement test (e.g., Woodcock-Johnson, WIAT) indicating current levels in reading, written language, and math.
  • The Parent Statement:
    • This is an opportunity for the Admissions Committee to get to know the applicant’s academic journey through the words of their parents. We are looking for a one-page statement on where your student has been educationally, where they are now, and the parent’s goals for the Thames program. We also can offer a phone or zoom conversation in lieu of a written document.

Upload all Application documents to your application portal or mail directly to the College:

Admission Office
Mitchell College
437 Pequot Avenue
New London CT 06320

    1. Schedule your on-campus interview. Applicants are required to participate in an on-campus interview by emailing Because we receive a high volume of applications each semester, families are encouraged to tour the campus and meet with Admissions early in their search.

What to Expect After You Apply for Admission

    1. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email confirming receipt of their online application and a phone call of introduction reviewing the application process.
    2. If you have not visited Thames yet, we will help you schedule a visit and an interview. Email Colin Brady, Director of External Recruitment and Student Success at or 860-701-5040 to learn more.
    3. When your application is complete, it will be reviewed. Applicants are selected with holistic consideration of their records. If follow-up questions arise, you may be contacted by a member of the Admissions team.
    4. Decision notifications are sent on a rolling basis as soon as an admission decision is made (typically 2-3 weeks from the time of submission of the completed application).
You are welcome to contact us any time during and after the admission process at or 800-443-2811. We appreciate staying in close touch with you to provide the best possible advice concerning your decision and subsequent plans.

We’re awaiting your application!

Thames Academic Calendar

2021/2022 Academic Calendar

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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