Transfer to MCLA

*Please note: the Fall 2021 application deadline has passed.*

We welcome students who choose to complete their bachelor's degree after attending a community college, as well as those who wish to transfer to MCLA from a four-year institution. MCLA enrolls close to 300 transfers annually. Admission is available for both fall and spring terms to over 80 programs of study.

Simple and Seamless

  • Transfer a maximum of 75 credits to MCLA
  • Credits accepted for all courses 100 level or higher with a C- or better

Applying for Transfer Admission

If you have earned 12 or more transferable college-level credits at an accredited college or university, you should apply for admission as a transfer. 

1. Submit an application in one of the following ways: 

2. Send MCLA your Official college transcripts from each institution attended. Have official transcripts sent to: 


MCLA Office of Admission
Attn: Kolumbia Granger
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247

3. Get an Admission Decision!

Additional Documentation may be requested by your admission counselor. Admission for transfer students operates on a rolling admission basis for the fall semester. We encourage you to apply before March 1 for priority consideration for academic scholarships and financial aid. Applicants for the spring term should apply by December 1.


As a student enrolled in a Massachusetts State community college, MCLA honors all levels of the MassTransfer program. Students who complete associate degrees under MassTransfer may be eligible for:

  • Guaranteed Admission (based on final transcript)
  • Full transfer of up to 75 credits
  • Will take in courses 100 level or higher with a D or Better
  • 100% tuition waiver (based on final GPA)
  • Waiver of core requirements

For more details visit: MASS.EDU/MASSTRANSFER

New York students can expect a personalized admission process designed to maximize credit transfers.

Program Requirements:

  • Earned Associate s degree (A.A. or A.S.) from a State University of New York (SUNY) institution
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Program Benefits

  • Maximizes transfer credits to provide students with a clear plan to complete a general education transfer block.
  • Automatic satisfaction of most core curriculum requirements for the potential of 60 transfer credits. (MCLA will require completion of a senior level capstone class and a physical education course.)
  • Guaranteed admission to the major of your choice
  • NY Tuition Reduction (see Tuition Information)

Kolumbia Granger
Transfer Admission Counselor
Book a one-on-one appointment