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First Year Students

As a first year applicant, MCLA evaluates you for admission based on high school academic performance and strength of curriculum, standardized test scores, and a personal essay in accordance with guidelines established by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE).  Additionally, we encourage you to visit MCLA for a tour and to schedule a meeting with an admission counselor.

Application Requirements for First Year Students

  • Official high school transcript, including first-quarter senior grades and any transcripts for college-level courses taken (such as dual enrollment or early college courses). MCLA must receive verification of your high school diploma before you enroll.
  • SAT I or ACT scores (MCLA's College Board code is 3521 and ACT code is 1908)
  • Personal Statement/Essay (250 - 500 words)

$40 application fee