STEM Starter Academy

2-to-4 STEM transfer bridge program

STEM Starter Academy has been supporting community college STEM students earn degrees and certificates since 2014. The Department of Higher Education wants to continue to support community college students in their education as they pursue bachelor’s degrees at one of our public 4-year institutions. Students transferring from one of the fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts and transferring to a state college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field are welcome to apply to a summer bridge program. 


AUGUST 27-31



Summer bridge programs will allow you the opportunity to get a jump start on your degree.

Students who participate in summer bridge will:

• Earn 3 credits that complete the MCLA capstone core curriculum requirement.
• Meet other STEM transfer students.
• Get to know the STEM faculty who will be teaching your classes in the fall.
• Know where and how to access key resources on campus

For more information and to apply:

ely janis, ph.d., mcla, dean of academic affairs, 413-662-5242, nolan fernadez, bcc, special programs coordinator for STEM starter academy 413-236-4549
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