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Special Programs

Honors Program

Students with strong academic credentials and motivation are encouraged to apply to the Mercyhurst Honors Program by enrolling in the Honors Preparation Year as freshmen. The program confers additional distinctions upon graduation. Learn more.

Learning Differences Program

Mercyhurst has one of the region's longest and most recognized support programs for students with learning, sensory and physical disabilities. Our program has been recognized by K & W Guide and Peterson’s Guide to Exemplary Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities and offers two different levels of support services. Learn more.

Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) Program

The Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) is designed for students who, while exhibiting superior intellectual ability, face challenges in executive functioning and social interactions. This distinctive program has received congressional support for its innovation and outreach in serving students with autism spectrum disorders. Learn more.