Academic support and special programs

At Earlham, learning is inclusive. Academics should be engaging and supportive. And we recognize that you may not have the same learning style or abilities as your classmate. That’s why Earlham offers extensive academic support and targeted programs to help set you up for an education, for good.

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Academic Enrichment Center

The Academic Enrichment Center, or AEC, is equipped to help you to discover your learning style, working habits and understand why you may be experiencing some learning challenges. The AEC provides peer tutors for one-on-one tutoring sessions and for pre-arranged group sessions for many math, science and social science courses taken by first-year students. The AEC also houses the college’s accessibility services and will support your needs and accommodations.

Explore all the AEC has to offer you.

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Accessibility services

Earlham College is committed to providing equal access to its programs, activities and services as covered under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA).

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Peer tutoring

Through the AEC, Earlham offers tutoring, mentoring and coaching for free to all students in pursuit of academic excellence. Our goal is to help you become a better learner through engagement with our trained peer tutors.

Honors Program

The Honors Program connects traditionally high-performing students with experiences best suited to their inclinations and abilities, so they can fully realize their human potential and become who the world needs them to be.

This process begins with the end in mind. Whether an honors student intends to become a doctor, researcher, teacher, entrepreneur or politician, the Honors Program can connect them with an opportunity—such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, or Watson fellowships, undergraduate prizes such as the Hult, or competitive or prestigious internships or civic awards—that will help them achieve that end.

Learn more about Earlham’s Honors Program.

How do I become an honors student?

Earlham admits approximately 10 percent of each incoming class to its honors cohort. Other students apply to and are invited to join the Honors Program during their first semester at Earlham. 

Programs for underrepresented students

Library Immersion Fellowship Team (LIFT)

The LIFT Program matches small groups of first-generation students with a personal research librarian to engage with trending issues while acquiring research competencies, library experience and personal connections. 

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The Ronald E. McNair Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to prepare students who have traditionally been underrepresented in graduate studies for the journey leading to the Ph.D. 

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Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC)

The mission of the Quantitative Reasoning Center is to be a prominent resource for both faculty and students to achieve quantitative literacy across the curriculum. The QRC follows the lead of the Academic Enrichment Center to aide and enhance the broad range of quantitative skills necessary for all Earlham College students to be successful in the classroom and society. 

Learn more about the QRC.

Whom does the QRC serve?

The QRC serves all members of Earlham’s community, from faculty members to incoming students.


Writing Center

Earlham’s Writing Center is an academic resource that helps both students and faculty engage fully in a “culture of writing” across the curriculum. The center provides a friendly, comfortable space where student writers of all levels and faculty of any discipline can discover techniques for writing and teaching writing more clearly and effectively. 

Learn more about the Writing Center.

Whom does the Writing Center serve?

The Writing Center is open to all students. Just walk in and get assistance as needed, or sign up for a 60-minute consultation.

Quick links and resources

Earlham is committed to supporting you and accommodating your needs to make your experience here a transformative one. In that effort, we offer resources and opportunities to ensure your success and retention.

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