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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 one of our Accepted Student Days. Spend the night to learn what it's like to be an MCLA student. Meet current students and professors at a resource fair, sit in on classes, and attend sessions covering topics such as housing, student activities, and athletics.

  • Accepted Student Days
    • Saturday, February 11
    • Saturday, March 4 - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
    • Saturday, April 1
  • Scholarship Overnights
    • Friday, February 10 - Saturday, February 11
    • Friday, March 3 - Saturday, March 4 - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
    • Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1
    • Friday, April 14 - Saturday, April 15
  • Virtual Accepted Student Day
    • Wednesday, March 22 
  • Virtual Resource Sessions
    • Tuesday, April 11 (Topic: Student Housing and Dining, Student Financial Resources, Student Engagement)

    • Wednesday, May 3 (Topic: Academic Success Coaching, TRiO Program, and Disability Resources)

    • Thursday, June 8 (Topic: High Impact Experiences, FSEM Course, Internships)


Visit MCLA from the comforts of home!

Virtual Tour

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 student services

The Office of Academic Advising & Support provides many resources to help students excel, both in and out of the classroom: peer-led academic support and advising for students who are exploring different major choices. The Office of Disability Resources provides students with individualized support services based on the nature of the documented disability. Career Services is dedicated to helping students prepare for fulfilling career paths, not just stereotypical success.

Connect With Your Class

Join the MCLA Class of 2027 Facebook group to chat with your future classmates.

Tell your family they are welcome to join the MCLA 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