NORTH ADAMS -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced its enrollment period for the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program for the 2012 spring semester has begun.
The college will host an information session for any student who may be interested in learning more about the program on Friday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m., in the Office of Admission at MCLA.
MCLA’s dual enrollment program offers local area high school students the opportunity to enroll in college courses. Through the program, academically qualified high school juniors and seniors can register for classes at MCLA, free of charge. While earning college credits, students are introduced to college life and experience the academic expectations of a college course.
According to one Mount Greylock Regional High School student who participated in the program at MCLA, "I found it very easy to approach my professor. It’s a fascinating experience to take a class with so many people from different backgrounds and age groups. We all had such different dreams and backgrounds, but we knew that we were there because of one common interest: to learn something new."
Denise Richardello, vice president of enrollment and external relations, said in the news release announcing the enrollment period, MCLA is pleased to offer this benefit to local college-bound high school students, which provides access to college-level academics in a variety of disciplines. Enrollment in college courses while in high school is a great way to strengthen a student’s admission application to college, she added.
Students who enroll at MCLA in dual enrollment may apply these credits toward their college career if they choose to attend MCLA, where more than 50 programs in liberal arts and professional studies are offered. The credits also are accepted by a number of other colleges and universities across the country.
Space is limited, based on available seats in the courses offered. Funding to cover the cost of books is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested should call the Office of Admission, 800-969-MCLA, for an application and more information.