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Thames at Mitchell College is the only college transition program fully integrated 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 – or schedule a  guided virtual tour! Visit options at Talk to faculty and staff, and hear success stories from our students. Contact Jonathan Lamiotte, Associate Director of Admissions—Thames at Mitchell, Phone: 860-701-5178, email:

Tuition & Fees

Learn more about tuition & fees, making a deposit and paying your bill at

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“Being on a college campus as a Thames student really helped me prepare for college life. I like to be active and do interesting things. Taking college classes, eating in the dining hall and going to school events really benefited me. I want do something with marine biology or communication and performing arts. I love being around animals, and I also love being on stage and expressing myself, so I will be joining the chorus and auditioning for the play and the musical.”

—Hana Rihani


How Can We Help?

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Catherine "Cathy" Hurd, M.S., Ph.D., A.B.D.

Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Assistant to the President - Special Projects

Phone: 860-701-5036
Office: Henry Hall

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Building Confidence.

Victoria Séman, Senior

Academics:  Liberal and Professional Studies

Senior Victoria Séman thought that her learning differences might slow down her academic progress and keep her from graduating from college at the same time as her friends from home. “I’ve always known myself to be a smart person. I like learning. It’s fun, but with my learning differences it’s harder for me than some, and that worried me. I didn’t want to graduate a year later. I wanted to graduate in…

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Living Your Best Life.

Jake April, Senior

Academics:  Business

Jake April doesn’t point to a specific class when asked what inspired him during his time at Thames at Mitchell and Mitchell College, but to the people. “The faculty and staff inspired me because, when I was feeling stressed, their words and confidence would remind me that with a little hard work and determination, I could do anything I put my mind to.” His hard work and determination has paid off.  

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Defining Moments.

Emma Quinn, Junior

Academics: Hospitality & Tourism

Junior Emma Quinn points to her election as the first female president of Thames at Mitchell College Student Government Association as a defining moment in her transition to a confident student leader. The process included a campaign, a debate and an acceptance speech. “I would never have done that in high school. It was the start of changing, of saying I can hold on to this big responsibility… 

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Learning Self-Advocacy.

Christa Mancuso

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Christa Mancuso visited Mitchell College during her senior year of high school and connected with the school right away. “When I came to visit Mitchell, I really liked what I saw right away: the waterfront, the people from admissions, the classrooms, the teachers.” The Thames at Mitchell student from Naugatuck, Connecticut, now almost through a year in the program, has settled into the life and rhythm…


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