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Transitional Scholars Program

Transitional Scholars Program
MassBay Community College
Transitional Scholars Program
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Program Contact Phoebe Bustamante
Email pbustamante@massbay.edu
Phone 781.239.2625
Website https://www.massbay.edu/academics/aac/transitional-scholars

The Transitional Scholars Program at MassBay is a student centered program designed for transition age students with a documented intellectual disability. The population this program serves are students currently enrolled in their high school transition programs or transitioning from high school to post-secondary education. The Transitional Scholars Program is designed for students who are interested in taking one or two college courses per semester and accessing the program's services for a maximum of 3 years. Given the individualized nature of this program, all decisions are at the discretion of the program coordinator and his/her designee.

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 15
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: Newton, Wayland, Brookline, Needham, Cambridge
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: April 6
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 17-23
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
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
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 63%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost
Cost of the program: $5,400 for tuition and fees per semester.
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 25%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 25%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

No

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students in the Transitional Scholars Program have participated in many different clubs at MassBay, including the Drama Club, Gamers Club, Glee Club, International Club, and Marvel & DC Comics Club. Additionally, many students utilize the gym and workout facilities on campus and we have had a student serve as the team manager for the MassBay Men's Basketball Team. MassBay also has a wide offering of monthly special events that we encourage all students to join.

Last updated: Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 16:00