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Office of Admission

Here For All, Focused on Each

We offer 80+ programs of study, with room to grow if you’re still figuring it out.

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As Massachusetts’ public liberal arts college, we welcome applications for admission from motivated students, no matter who they are or where they come from.

Our liberal arts curriculum is based on the idea that a solid life is built on a broad foundation. We believe in educating you as a whole person: personally, professionally, and academically. We offer undergraduate degree options as well as graduate degrees in business and education, Leadership Academy, and several certificate programs.


Application: Thursday, August 15
Enrollment: Thursday, August 22


first year student
  • Common Application
  • No application fee 
  • Early Action Deadline: Dec. 1
  • Regular Decision Priority Deadline: March 1 * 
    * Scholarship and Financial Aid funds are limited for applications received after March 
  • Application Deadline: August 15
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  • Common Application 
  • No application fee
  • Fall Application Deadline: August 15
  • Spring Application Deadline: January 5
  • MCLA Online Application
  • No application fee
  • Fall Application Deadline: August 15
  • Spring Application Deadline: January 5

Whether you're interested in taking a class or two, see what is available to fit your busy schedule. 

Life at MCLA

To elevate your future, start with your surroundings.

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MCLA is located in the Berkshires, an area known for majestic mountain ranges, hiking trails, and natural splendor, as well as some of the nation’s most notable cultural landmarks. MCLA students play a vital role in the area’s economic and cultural landscape.

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On-campus housing is guaranteed for four years in one of our three residence areas: Berkshire Towers, Hoosac Hall, and the Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex.

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If you’re like other MCLA students, you’ll want to be involved in multiple activities. Join one of our 50+ clubs, or start your own. Join an athletic team, make change through our Volunteer Center, participate in civic learning opportunities, or network with local professionals at a career fair.

The MCLA Department of Public Safety encourages all current and future members of our community to use the MCLA Clery Report report as a guide for safe practices both on and off campus.

Questions? Contact Us


Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

MCLA Office of Admission
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247


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