The MCLA community offers our support and encouragement to The College of Saint Rose
students and families who may have questions about their educational options.
MCLA is committed to providing Saint Rose students with a pathway to ensure equitable and optimal transfer of credits to MCLA. MCLA will provide an expedited transfer process, providing an admission decision within 48-72 hours of receiving a completed online application and all necessary supporting documents. MCLA will accept all currently matriculated students who are in good academic and judicial standing at The College of Saint Rose.
MCLA offers over 80 programs of study, including Psychology, Nursing, Education, Business Administration (with concentrations in Accounting, Marketing, and Management), Pre-Law, Computer Science, Music Industry & Production, Health Sciences, Biology, History, English, and Communications. Our academic programs include a rich selection of interdisciplinary minors, a rigorous college-wide honors program, internships, and undergraduate research. MCLA ranks high nationally for small classes, innovative teaching, personal interactions with faculty, and an inclusive and diverse community.
To ensure financial equity, MCLA will honor the New York and New England Board of
Higher Education (NEBHE) regional rate for all Saint Rose students. The NEBHE rate
provides an 85% tuition reduction, a savings of approximately $8,400 per year.
Approximately 85% of our students receive some form of financial assistance, primarily as a combination of grants, loans, and part-time employment. When you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) you automatically apply for a wide range of state, federal, and MCLA assistance, such as Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, MASS Grants, the College Work Study Program, and Federal Direct Student Loans.
Please add MCLA’s School Code to your FAFSA: 002187.
WILL ALL MY COURSES TRANSFER?
In order to provide a seamless transfer to MCLA:
Yes! MCLA believes that residential living is a very important part of the overall college experience. The College has a three-year residency requirement for students who transfer in 29 or fewer credits. Students who transfer in 30 or more credits are assigned a one- or two-year residency requirement in accordance with the number of credits transferred in. Students who transfer in 74 or more credits and/or live within the College’s designated commuting range are exempt from the residency requirement and may choose to live on or off campus. MCLA will honor commuting status to any Saint Rose students who are currently living off campus. MCLA guarantees housing for all students throughout their undergraduate career.
Absolutely! MCLA has three residence areas that offer different styles of on-campus living: traditional long-corridor, open suite-style, and garden-style apartments. Transfer students can submit preferences for both room type (double, single, and premium single) and roommate. In order to get the roommate of your choice, all you need to do is make sure you each request & accept each other during the Roommate Pairing Process on Self-Service THD (MCLA’s Housing Portal).
The Office of Academic Advising and Support empowers students with the knowledge, guidance, and resources necessary to make the most of their MCLA college experience. We work collaboratively to assist every student to ﬂourish academically and discover their own MCLA path to success. Advisors are available to assist students inquiring about MCLA with academic advising, exploring major choices, translating how prior study and experiences might match the MCLA curriculum, building support and an understanding of resources and acquainting learners with opportunities for an engaging academic experience. To discuss specific accommodations, contact the disability resources professionals at 413.662.5334 or Cindy.Macdonald@mcla.edu for an individual appointment.
CONTACT INFORMATION & RESOURCES
Director of Admission
|Cost and Financial Aid
Director of Student Financial Services
Interim Director of Residence Life & Housing
|Academics/Student Support Services
Carolyn Dehner, PhD
Dean of Academic Affairs
Ashleigh Hala, MSW, LICSW
Associate Dean for Counseling and
Jacqueline Krzanik, DNP, MS, FNP-BC
Director of Health Services