Transfer to MCLA

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The MCLA community offers our support and encouragement to The College of Saint Rose students and families who may have questions about their educational options. Learn more about our supportive community and the seamless transfer process to MCLA.


Deadlines for the FALL 2024 semester

Application: Thursday, August 15
Enrollment: Thursday, August 21

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

1. Submit an application:

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


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

Additional requirements for international students can be found here

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transfer Admission Standards    Transfer Pathway Programs 


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 and completed pathway)
  • 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 Associates degree (A.A. or A.S.) from a public New York state 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 Health and Wellness course.)
  • Guaranteed admission to the major of your choice (excluding clinical programs) 
  • NY Tuition Reduction (see Tuition Information)


Office of Admission