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Summer Courses

Summer at MCLA welcomes our graduate and undergraduate students, students attending other institutions, and members of the community to enroll in our summer courses. Summer is the perfect time to get ahead in your studies or embark on a new educational journey.

Summer registration is open!

MCLA is offering over 70 undergraduate and graduate courses this summer. Students from ANY college or high school students seeking to jumpstart their college careers can take MCLA classes at affordable public college rates. Classes are offered online and in-person at the North Adams and Pittsfield campuses. MCLA offers an array of science, math, and other college courses for undergraduates in various formats. Graduate course work in teacher licensure, Master of Education, and Master of Business Administration are also available.

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2022 Summer Sessions

Session A: May 23-July 1

Session B: June 20-July 29

Session C: July 5-August 12

Registration begins March 1. If you need additional information about summer classes at MCLA, please contact the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at 413.662.5576 or dgce@mcla.edu




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MCLA'S Summer One-Stop Shop


Online Student Getting Started Page 

For additional help getting started you can click HERE


Have their been any changes in summer courses due to COVID-19?
For Summer 2022 MCLA will require all students registered in on-campus courses to be vaccinated and to receive a booster shot in order to attend in-person/face-to-face classes. Please refer to our Covid-19 website for the latest information.

Is there financial aid available for summer courses?
Financial aid may be available for matriculated students. Please complete the summer financial aid application available in the Financial Aid office or online at mcla.edu/financialaid to access available funds. There is no payment plan option in place for the summer session. For further information on financial aid students can contact the Financial Aid Office at 413.662.5219 or finaid@mcla.edu.

When is my bill due?
Bills for summer for matriculated students will be issued on May 2 and will be due on May 18. If registering after May 18 payment is due at the time of registration.

When is my bill due if I register for class after May 16?
Students are encouraged to register before May 1 to ensure course availability and to reserve their space. If a student registers after May 18, payment will be due at that time.

What if I have a question about my bill?
The Student Financial Services Office is located in Eldridge Hall and staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. and may be reached at 413.662.5230 by phone, fax number 413.662.5105, or by email at studentaccounts@mcla.edu.  To book a virtual appointment click here.

How much do courses cost in the summer?

Undergraduate
Tuition - $381.60 per credit
Fees - $50 per credit
A three-credit course = $1,294.80
                           
Graduate
MBA
Tuition - $244.00 per credit
Fee - $252.33 per credit
A three-credit course = $1,488.99

M. Ed
Tuition - $202.00 per credit
Fee - $210.33 per credit
A three-credit course = $1,236.99

When does registration begin and end?
Registration begins on March 1 and continues until the course begins. This end date depends on the session in which the course takes place.

What if I want to register for a course and it's prerequisite during the summer, such as SPAN 101 and SPAN 102?
Current students wishing to register for both courses will need to complete a course override form available here.  Questions may be directed to the registrar's office at registrar@mcla.edu. There is no prerequisite requirement for non-matriculating students.

What if I decide to drop a class?
Students will receive 100% refund if a course is dropped prior to the second class meeting or 48 hours into an online course. After the cutoff point students will be able to withdraw with a grade of W until the midway point but will not be refunded for the course.

Is on campus housing available in the summer?
Housing may be available for students who are enrolled in eight credits or more.  Click here for more information.  For additional questions about the 2022 Summer Student Housing Program or the free summer housing program, please contact the  Residence Life & Housing office in Townhouse #89 in person, by phone (413) 662-5249 or by e-mail at reslife@mcla.edu.

Are on campus dining options available?
There will be no regular dining services options on campus this summer.  If you are part of a group attending classes this summer, please contact your program coordinator for more information. 

How do I log in to Banner, access MCLA email, and Canvas, MCLA’s learning management system?
Information on logging into our system is available at the following link. For more information you can contact the help desk at helpdesk@mcla.edu or Online Student Getting started page or by calling 413.662.5276.

How do summer classes differ from courses offered in the fall and spring semesters?
During the summer 2022 semester MCLA will offer an assortment of online classes as well as blended courses. These courses are generally six weeks long. With a condensed time frame,
courses are more intensive than a traditional full 14 week semester. Students should expect considerable online and out-of-class assignments.

Where is MCLA Pittsfield located?
MCLA Pittsfield is located at 66 Allen Street in Pittsfield. (map)

How can I get a course description?
The course descriptions for all courses can be found in the MCLA course catalog.  Special topics course descriptions can be found here.  Graduate course descriptions can be found here

How do I purchase a text?
All text books can be purchased through the MCLA Bookstore.

How do I order transcripts once my grade has been posted?
1. Go to http://www.mcla.edu/registrar
2. On the right hand side, click on TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
3. Follow directions to get an overview of how to get your transcripts

Who do I contact if I have questions about summer course offerings?
Any general question regarding summer courses and registration can be directed to the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education on MCLA’s main campus. Please call 413.662.5576 or email dgce@mcla.edu.

Students who need help navigating the MCLA online systems or have login questions should contact the MCLA help desk.  IT help desk telephone line is staffed at the usual help desk hours and can be reached at:

phone: 413.662.5276
email: helpdesk@mcla.edu
live chat (on homepage): https://techhelp.mcla.edu/index.php/MCLA_Computer_HelpDesk 

MCLA Course Catalog
Grad Course Descriptions
Special Topics Course Descriptions

Registration begins March 1 and ends at the beginning of the course.

For general questions about summer registration please contact the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education:
phone: 413.662.5576
email: dgce@mcla.edu

To ADD or DROP a course please contact the Registrar's office:
phone: 413.662.5216
email: registrar@mcla.edu
site: https://www.mcla.edu/administration/registrar/

ADD/DROP NOTE: Students will receive 100% refund if a course is dropped prior to 48 hours into an online course. After the cutoff point students will be able to withdraw with a grade of W until the midway point but will not be refunded for the course.

Student Accounts can be reached for questions below. After May 15 all courses must be paid for at the time of registration.

phone: 413.662.5230
email: studentaccounts@mcla.edu
site: www.mcla.edu/administration/bursar/index.php 

ADD/DROP NOTE: Students will receive 100% refund if a course is dropped prior to 48 hours into an online course. After the cutoff point students will be able to withdraw with a grade of W until the midway point but will not be refunded for the course.

Matriculated students may apply for summer financial aid using the form below. Students must be registered for a certain number of credit hours to qualify for aid – 6 for undergraduates and 5 for graduates. A completed 2021-2022 FAFSA must be on file, as summer financial aid is reviewed on any remaining eligibility for the 2021-2022 academic year. Matriculated students not eligible for summer financial aid should contact Student Financial Services to discuss alternative loan options.

Non-matriculated students may apply for a SallieMae Smart Option loan.

Summer financial aid request
phone: 413.662.5219
email: finaid@mcla.edu
site: http://www.mcla.edu/Admission/financialaid/index

The library is available through the following methods:

phone: 413.662.5325
text: 413.241.6662
 

The MCLA bookstore is open and available for all of your text book needs for the Summer. 

phone: 413.662.5240
email: mcla@bkstr.com
site: https://www.bkstr.com/massliberalartsstore

Students with disabilities seeking accommodations can find information here 

phone: 413.662.5314
email: disabilityresources@mcla.edu
site: https://www.mcla.edu/student-services/csse/index.php

Students seeking advice on how to manage coursework may contact CSSE at CSSE@mcla.edu