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Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 2115
Program Contact Amante Coppes
Program Contact Email
Phone 617-879-7213
Website Program website

We are the only state college dedicated to art and design. MAICEI @ MassArt encourages students who are 18-22, have an intellectual disability or autism, and have not passed their local requirements for high school graduation to apply for our program. Students in the MAICEI @ MassArt program will attend one art class with matriculated students. Our students work on campus, join clubs and attend a weekly seminar.

Program information submitted: August 26, 2022

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 3
School district or agency partner: Boston Public School
Contact person: Marcia Fitzpatrick
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Deadline to apply to this program: April 1st
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-22
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 75.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 66.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $500.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
Scholarships available:

All funds are provided by the college or local school district

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Students took Drawing classes.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students are enrolled in a weekly seminar. We help the student navigate the college, provide support with peers, and discuss ways to become more independent.

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 75-99%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 30%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

Students work on campus in our library and cafe

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: No
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events