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Transfer Students 

MCLA welcomes students who choose to complete their bachelor's degree after attending a community college, as well as those who may have changed their plans and wish to transfer to MCLA from a four-year institution.  Either way, transfer students at MCLA share their desire to receive a high quality education at an affordable cost of attendance in a culturally rich location in the Berkshires.  MCLA enrolls close to 300 transfers annually and admission available for both fall and spring terms.

MCLA is committed to making the transfer process simple and seamless.  The admissions staff will help you complete the process efficiently and they are there to answer any questions you  have regarding your transfer to MCLA.

Applying for Transfer Admission:

If you have earned 12 or more transferable college-level credits at an accredited college or university, you should apply for admission as a transfer applicant.  You can apply in one of the following ways:

In addition to your application, you must submit the following:

•    Official college transcripts from each institution attended 

•    Verification of high school graduation/high school transcript (if no Associate's Degree)

•    Personal statement/essay describing your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve 

•    $40 application fee, which you can pay online pay online

Admission for transfer students operates on a rolling admission basis, however, it is recommended that your application for the fall semester be submitted as soon as possible, and applicants for the spring term should apply by December 1. 


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- Julia Christian '14