As a first year applicant, MCLA evaluates you for admission based on high school academic performance and strength of curriculum, standardized test scores, and a personal essay in accordance with guidelines established by the Massachusetts Department of Higher 教育(她). Additionally, we encourage you to visit MCLA for a tour and to schedule a meeting with an admission counselor.
MCLA是 piloting a test-free policy for fall 2024 applicants. National and institutional data point to high school work being indicative of student success in college and a more equitable means of assessment. 此外，作为一个机构 we have a staunch commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the use of SAT/ACT scores in admission decisions is posing a significant barrier in carrying out that 我们的使命宗旨.
The MCLA Office of 入学 will continue to require only high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal statements to review first year applicants. As always, students can submit additional materials, such as portfolios and supplemental 论文. We will rarely ask for additional documents. 我们的目标是更多地了解 our applicants, outside of test scores, in an effort to enroll students who are prepared for and eager to engage in education and experiences that will elevate them as a whole individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make their impression 在世界上. The MCLA 入学 Committee will thoroughly review first year applicants using, but not limited to, the following criteria:
This policy will go into effect for all applicants, including U.S. 公民和国际
students, first-year applicants and transfers, and students attending public and private
schools, and homeschooled applicants.
国际学生 Application 需求 can be found 在这里.