Transfer Admission Standards

Admission to MCLA is based on completed credits, transferable credits and cumulative GPA. The chart and definitions below will help you determine next steps in your application process.

Completed Credits
Transferable Credits
Admission Standard


0-11  Apply as a First Year Student


Under 12

 Work with Admission Counselor

12- 23 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA for admission 2.0- 2.49 cumulative GPA and high school transcript that meets the admission standards for first year students for admission
24+  2.0 or higher cumulative GPA for admission
Please note per Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Admission Standards we are unable to accept anyone with under a 2.0 cumulative GPA. 
  • Completed Credits: non-remedial credits taken and a grade or Pass/Fail was received. This does not include classes that you have withdrawn from or classes taken while in high school
  • Transferable Credit: non-remedial credits that a grade of C- or higher or Pass was received
  • Cumulative GPA: the overall GPA of all coursework you have attempted/completed at each college
  • Sending School: the institution you most recently earned credits at and attended


Questions? Contact:

Kolumbia Granger
Assistant Director of Transfer Admission