Learning Services

About Learning Services

Advising-Learning.jpg#asset:1628If you have learning differences, Nichols College offers learning services to help. We believe a learning difference doesn’t have to hinder you as you prepare for your future. Our goal is to provide resources that can help you reach your full potential at Nichols.

Success is met through specialized coaching and classroom accommodations depending upon the individual student’s needs. In addition, temporary accommodations can be offered to students with documented medical or mental health issues.

You have a right to privacy, so students with learning differences need to first decide whether to disclose the fact that you have learning differences to Dr. Edward Kolek, Assistant Dean for Learning Services. In order to receive accommodations, students must have a documented diagnosis, which may be demonstrated through a high school IEP, testing, or doctor’s note. For more information on submitting your documentation by email, mail, or fax, please email us at learningservices@nichols.edu. Upon submitting documentation, you must contact Dr. Kolek to schedule an appointment to discuss and decide which accommodations are needed to ensure your success.

Let us help you reach your learning potential

If you choose to tell us about your learning difference, here are some services and accommodations we provide:

  • Academic Mentoring
  • Quiet testing environment
  • Academic accommodations
  • Extended time on exams
  • Use of computer during class
  • Assistive Technology
  • Peer Group Support
  • Workshops and prep sessions
  • Collaboration with Counseling Services
  • Academic Testing Room
  • Academic Cener for Excellence and Support (ACES)
  • Collaboration with the Offce of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)

Students with learning differences and their parents are welcome to inquire about our services by emailing LearningServices@nichols.edu or by calling or faxing 508-213-2293.

Contact Us

Contact Information


Office Hours

No appointment necessary
Monday and Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm
Thursday and Friday 10:00am-11:00am

Summer Office Hours

Mon-Thu 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed Friday


Academic Building
Learning Services Suite 213-216


Dr. Edward Kolek

Assistant Dean for Learning Services