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Information for Accepted Students

Congratulations—you’re in! Here are your next steps as you prepare to #MakeitMCLA. As you check off these boxes, remember that we’re here for questions and support.

Your next steps

Trailblazer lion welcoming studentsPAY ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT

Submit an online enrollment deposit to secure your space for the spring or fall semester. 

Apply for Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is determined by submitting the FAFSA and MCLA's Financial Aid Application as soon as possible. Financial aid packages are processed beginning in December.


Get to know the real MCLA during our virtual Accepted Student Weeks. During the weeks of March 22 and April 5 you can meet current students and professors at a virtual resource fair, sit in on live virtual classes, and attend webinars covering topics such as housing, student activities, and athletics.


Speak with faculty, staff, and current students, and learn more about life and academics at MCLA.

Campus Housing

Residence Hall assignments will be determined during the summer by Residential Programs and Services. A contract requesting housing preferences, options, and housing regulations will be available in June. Preference is given to students who submit their deposit early and complete their housing information on time.

students and trailblazer lionNew Student Orientation

Orientation sessions will help you navigate MCLA, from meeting fellow students to setting up academic advising appointments to advice on adjusting to college life. Orientation also includes sessions for families.

Health Services

As a matriculated MCLA student, you are required to submit the MCLA Health Form, which also includes past immunization records.

Laptop Initiative

Do you need a laptop? MCLA’s Laptop Initiative can help you get ready for the semester.

Check out CSSE

The Center for Student Success and Engagement (CSSE) provides many resources to help students excel, both in and out of the classroom: peer-led academic support, resources for students with disabilities, career services, and advising for students who are exploring different major choices.

Connect With Your Class

Join the MCLA Class of 2025 Facebook group to chat with your future classmates.

Tell your family they are welcome to join the MCLA Class of 2025 Family Facebook group. They’ll be able chat with other families, and MCLA admission counselors are there to answer questions.

Be sure to like the MCLA Office of Admission page to keep up to date with our community and get alerts about upcoming deadlines and accepted student days.

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