||Ventures Scholars Member Institution Enrichment Programs
of Liberal Arts
North Adams, MA
Individual Enrichment Program Summer Seminar
Now entering its twenty-sixth year of operation, The
Individual Enrichment Program is a year-round academic
support program offering a summer bridge component,
the IE Summer Seminar.
Designed to support students with academic potential,
the IE Summer Seminar enables students to ease their
individual adjustment into college life while providing
them with an opportunity to meet faculty, collegiate
staff, and other new students before the new academic
year begins. The intensive seminar runs for four
weeks, June 28-July 29, 2006, and allows students to
begin college with a strong GPA, college credits, a
support network, and superior study skills. The
program better prepares students for future academic
and personal success.
Students who participate in the IE Summer Seminar are
chosen through an additional application process.
Space is limited, so we encourage early applications!
Students who demonstrate that they may benefit from
the Seminar are selected through a separate admission
committee process. A student may be required to
attend the Seminar as a condition of his or her admission
to the College. All program attendees must matriculate
to MCLA in the fall following the Seminar.
While the Seminar is cost-free for most participants,
students who do not meet at least one of three criteria*
may still attend but will be charged a fee (approx.
$2,500.00-$3,100.00) to cover tuition and books.
Alternative financing may be available for those who
qualify. Any student who begins and does not complete
the program or completes the program and does not attend
MCLA in the fall will be responsible for the full cost
of the Summer Seminar.
The IE Summer Seminar is a Massachusetts Board of Higher
Education approved alternative admission program for
students who do not meet traditional academic standards.
While candidates may be required to participate in the
summer component as a condition of their admission to
the College, students who complete the summer seminar
gain a distinct advantage and renewed confidence as
For more information, go to http://www.mcla.edu/iesummer
free for most or reduced cost (see description)
Students will be identified for scholarships if they
meet one of the three basic federal eligibility requirements
(see description). For others, cost of books, room and
board is provided. Tuition and fees must be paid.
Alternative financing is available in the form of credit-based
loans. We send you this information with your
Rolling. Download an application at http://www.mcla.edu/iesummer
and submit it with your appliation to MCLA ( https://secure.mcla.edu/apply
). You may be contacted for an interview
June 28, 2006 - July 29, 2006
Type of Student: High School Senior applying to MCLA
Typical GPA range: 3.0-2.0 (2.0 is absolute minimum)
Need for academic support in the areas taught
additionalinfo - Individual Enrichment Program:
A Great Experience, A Distinct Advantage
"It was the best decision I ever made," glows
Sarah Flint '07. Even three years later, Flint
speaks highly of her decision to attend the Individual
Enrichment Program Summer Seminar. The Individual
Enrichment Program is a four-week, credit-bearing, pre-college
program. During those four weeks, anywhere from 35-50
student participants engage in academic courses designed
to better prepare them to start MCLA in the fall.
For some students, the program is mandatory for acceptance
to the College. Although Sarah had already been
accepted to the college outright, her parents encouraged
her to take advantage of the summer program. "My
father is an alumnus of MCLA, and he knew it would be
good for me," states Sarah. Although taking
classes was not how she envisioned herself spending
her final summer before college, in the end she was
glad that she did.
The Individual Enrichment Program, now in its twenty-sixth
year of operation, brings soon-to-be MCLA freshmen to
campus and provides a structured and supportive academic
experience. Students gain academic skills and
confidence, connect with faculty and students, and enjoy
life in the residence hall. By the time they start
school in the fall, they have a core group of friends
and have already earned up to nine college credits.
Assistant Director of Admission
phone - 413-662-5410
fax - 413-662-5179
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
*last updated 1/26/2006