Northwest Community College

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Since our inception as the Normal School in North Adams in 1894, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has provided educational access and exceptional learning opportunities to generations of students and alumni. Over the years, MCLA has evolved to meet the needs of changing times. In 1932, the Normal School became the State Teachers College of North Adams, reflecting the increased importance of education as an academic discipline. In 1960, we changed our name to North Adams State College and expanded our focus to include professional degrees in business administration and computer science. In 1997, with eyes    focused on the horizon of a new century, the College assumed a unique mission (within the state university system) as Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the public liberal arts college for the Commonwealth.


Transfer Information: Start Here!


NCCC – MCLA Transfer Course Equivalents


MCLA General Education Requirements


To schedule a meeting with a n NCCC transfer advisor, or for any other transfer-related information, please call The Center for Student Development at 860. 738. 6420.


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