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Transitional Scholars Program

Transitional Scholars Program
MassBay Community College
Transitional Scholars Program
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 2481
Program Contact Colleen Calcagni
Program Contact Email
Phone 781.239.2625
Website Program website

The Transitional Scholars Program at MassBay is a student-centered program designed for transition-age students with a documented intellectual disability or developmental disability. The program serves students typically between 18-22 years of age, who are currently enrolled in their high school transition program or are transitioning from high school to post-secondary education having earned their diploma. Transitional Scholars is designed for students who are interested in having a college experience with the support of our Educational Coaches and programming. Admitted students take one (1) or two (2) college courses per semester (Fall and Spring) for a maximum of three (3) years. While enrolled in the program, Transitional Scholars have the opportunity to participate in campus activities, join clubs and organizations, and have full access to all MassBay supports and services.

Program information submitted: March 22, 2022

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
School district or agency partner: Open to all districts.
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: April for Fall Enrollment
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Housing is provided to students: No
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events