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Academic Support

Explore on-campus resources designed to help you succeed, from homework help to tutoring to skills courses.

MCLA offers a variety of academic Supports  

Check out the trailblazer Peer Tutor Program  or cruise the academic support success zone


Submit a tutorial request right from your MCLA portal.  Peer led group tutorials are students helping students achieve success!  Join an open tutorial by submitting a tutor request form or request a tutor for ANY course you would like additional support in! 

The SUCCESS ZONE   Is FULL of tips and resources that are crucial for your academic success.  Available  to you 24/7 online! 


Do you ever feel like your study skills and habits just aren't cutting it?

Students who want to become more aware of their own study skills and learning strategies can take the Learning and Study Skills Inventory (LASSI).  The LASSI is a 10-scale, 80-item online assessment of students' awareness and use of learning and study strategies. The LASSI takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and provides the student with immediate results. 

Please email Cassie Rochelo for the LASSI login information to get started.   Once you have completed your LASSI, please make an appointment with the Center for Student Success & Engagement @ 662-5314 to review your results and get started on your goals!   Take the LASSI Now

Modern Language Placement Test

The Center for Student Success & Engagement administers the modern language placement test for students interested in placing into an upper level language course or waiving the modern language requirement as required by the college. Students must contact Donna Poulton in CSSE to request access to the placement site in Canvas. She will need your name and A #. Once the course has been added to your Canvas site, you can take the placement test in Spanish, French, or Italian. Each test consists of 50 multiple choice questions. 

A score of 31 or higher will waive the modern language requirement. If you score between 0 and 15, you will be placed in the beginner (101) level of the language. If you score between 16 and 30, you will be placed in the second half (102) of the beginner level. Please email Donna once you have completed the test so she can check the score. The college allows two attempts for placement; please also contact Donna if you wish to have the test reset for a second attempt.

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Academic Support

Eldridge Hall, top level 413.662.5314

We are available to meet with students or answer any questions via email, phone or virtually through Microsoft Teams. Schedule an appointment with Cassie Rochelo, Academic Support Coordinator here.  

Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 4:45 




Mondays 10:45am-12:00pm  or Tuesdays 12:45pm -2:00pm