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)
- Letter of Recommendation; if you're applying through the Common Application, complete this school report form and teacher evaluation form
- Personal Statement/Essay (250 - 500 words)
$40 application fee