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Summer at MCLA

Each year, MCLA designs summer course offerings for both traditional and non-traditional students. We continue to expand the number and range of online, hybrid, and evening courses offered each summer, striving to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults, undergraduates, and high school students. The summer catalog also offers professional development opportunities for educators and a variety of summer camps and sports clinics. 

Summer  Course Catalog

Summer  Special Topics Course Descriptions

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Online registration will close two business days before the start of each session, students will be able to register in person until close-of-business on the first day of each session. At that time we will be accepting Paper Registrations.  

      Current students are billed for their summer courses on May 1; for all other students, payment is due at the time of registration. Financial assistance for summer courses may be available to those who qualify. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Summer session dates  are:

Session A:  

Session B:  

Session C:  

Summer sessions are the perfect time for current students to accelerate their course of study. High school students can get a head start on college with one of our highly transferable and affordable summer courses, while adult learners can begin exploring a return to school. Students who plan to transfer MCLA credits to another college or university should submit course descriptions to their primary academic institution before registering, and request an official transcript from MCLA upon completion of the course.

For more information about summer housing options, visit the Quick Links section of our Residential Programs and Services page.

Additional summer programming options include:

MCLA also offers year-round programs for adult learners who are interested in earning a bachelor's degree or graduate credential:
These programs, offered in downtown Pittsfield one evening per week, are designed for busy adult learners who have an Associate's Degree or 45-60 credits of college coursework and want to complete a Bachelor's degree.
Learn more about our master's programs, including details about admission requirements, program content, and coursework.
Educators seeking an administrative license in Massachusetts or New York can do so by participating in the college's summer Leadership Academy, with the option to earn a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) credential.



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