Oct. 5, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Office of Admission will host an information session for adult learners who wish to learn more about MCLA’s Degree Completion Program, on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., in Pittsfield.
Academic advisers and admission counselors will be on hand to meet with each person to discuss the opportunities of going back to college and completing a degree. Participants will learn more about how the MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for adult learners who seek an accelerated, non-traditional pathway to completing a bachelor’s degree.
Each program is offered in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students meet the demands of work, family, and their studies.
Those who would like to complete their bachelor’s degree may do so at MCLA in as quickly as two years through classes offered one night per week in Pittsfield. Classes incorporate both face-to-face and online instruction, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.
In addition to prior credits earned, work and life experience may be awarded. Additional credits may be applied through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
MCLA offers four degree completion programs – a Bachelor of Science in business administration, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on either “leadership and business,” “health and human services,” or “children, families and society,” which is designed for early childhood educators.
To RSVP and for more information, call MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, (413) 662-5409, or go to For more information about MCLA’s many programs, go to
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.
For more information, go to