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Congratulations On Choosing MCLA As Your College

MCLA admits candidates who wish to participate in a challenging academic environment and who exhibit potential for growth.

Submitting Admission Requirements

All first year students must submit all required documents through the Common Application or from July 24 through August 1 use the MCLA Online Application.

Transfer, Re-admission, Graduate and Adult Learners can submit the required MCLA Online Application and supporting documents by mail, email, or fax.

Office of Admission
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
Fax: 413.662.5179

Select the type of student below for details on the application process.

At this time, the Office of Admission will be closed to the public. Our staff will remain easily accessible via email or phone. Please reach out to your admission counselor with any questions or needs throughout this time. We appreciate your understanding of our decision to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

If you have not visited campus, here are other ways you can explore MCLA:

The following dates pertain to fall and spring undergraduate enrollment. If you already have your undergraduate degree, check out our graduate programs.

Fall Admission and Financial Aid Timeline
December 1Rolling Admission Cycle Begins. Early action applicants reviewed.
December 15Early Action Acceptances Mailed
January 1Financial Aid Priority Deadline
January - MayRolling Admission Cycle Begins
May 1*Accepted Students' Deposit Due
May - AugustRolling Admissions Cycle Continues

* MCLA will extend the enrollment deadline for new students to June 1, 2020. Please contact us at with any questions or to talk through your specific situation. We will work with you to navigate through this process and encourage you to stay healthy.
Spring Admission Timeline
September 15Rolling Admission Cycle Begins
October 16Spring Decisions Begin
September - January 15Rolling Admission Cycle Continues

School Counselor Resources


800.969.MCLA    413.662.5410

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