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Academic Support

Explore on-campus resources designed to help you succeed, from homework help to tutoring to skills courses.

MCLA offers a variety of academic Supports  

Check out the trailblazer Peer Tutor Program  or cruise the academic support success zone


The Trailblazer Tutor Center, located in Mark Hopkins Hall, offers students the opportunity to benefit from a student centered perspective on course material.  Schedule an appointment to be paired with a qualified peer tutor, or drop in to a group session. Trailblazer Tutors are students helping students achieve success!  

The SUCCESS ZONE is FULL of tips and resources that are crucial for your academic success.  Available to you 24/7 online! 


Do you ever feel like your study skills and habits just aren't cutting it?

Students who want to become more aware of their own study skills and learning strategies can take the Learning and Study Skills Inventory (LASSI).  The LASSI is a 10-scale, 60-item online assessment of students' awareness and use of learning and study strategies. The LASSI takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and provides the student with immediate results. 

Please email Cassie Rochelo for the LASSI login information to get started.   Once you have completed your LASSI, please make an appointment with the Office of Academic Advising & Support @ 413-662-5494 to review your results and get started on your goals! Take the LASSI Now

Modern Language Placement Test

Disability Resources administers the modern language placement test for students interested in placing into an upper-level language course or waiving the college's modern language requirement. Students must contact Donna Poulton in Disability Resources to request access to the placement site in Canvas. She will need your name and A #. Once the course has been added to your Canvas site, you can take the placement test in Spanish, French, or Italian. Each test consists of 50 multiple choice questions. 

A score of 31 or higher will waive the modern language requirement. If you score between 0 and 15, you will be placed in the beginner (101) level of the language. If you score between 16 and 30, you will be placed in the second half (102) of the beginner level. Please email Donna once you have completed the test so she can check the score. The college allows two attempts for placement; please also contact Donna if you wish to have the test reset for a second attempt.

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Contact Us!

Academic ADVISING & Support

Mark Hopkins, first floor 413.662.5494

We are available to meet with students or to answer any questions via email, phone or virtually through Microsoft Teams. Schedule an appointment with Cassie Rochelo, Academic Support Coordinator.  

Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM



Mark Hopkins Hall First Floor Room 108 

Mondays 10:00am-11:00am