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Mount Ida College is closed for business

Effective May 17th, 2018 Mount Ida College has ceased operations and is closed for business. If you have additional questions, please call our hotline at 617-928-4500 or e-mail us at transitions@mountida.edu.

Program Updates

Animation

We are very pleased to announce agreement on a plan for students in the Animation program to seamlessly complete their studies at UMass Dartmouth subject to approval by the Board of Higher Education.

In essence, this program will be moved in their entirety to UMass Dartmouth where they will be housed at the University’s nationally accredited College of Visual and Performing Arts. Students will continue their studies with the same curriculum that they have been experiencing at Mount Ida. The equipment that Mount Ida students are familiar with, will be moved to UMass Dartmouth. There will also be opportunities for some of Mount Ida’s full-time faculty in these programs to serve in full-time lecturer or visiting positions at the university.

Students completing the program will be awarded a UMass Dartmouth diploma.

Our goal is to provide the strongest possible sense of stability and continuity for the students.

Commercial Photography

On June 20th, 2018, Framingham State University received approval from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to teach out the Commercial Photography program.

Dental Hygiene

Regis College to Continue Mount Ida College Dental Hygiene Program

On June 21st, the Dental Hygiene program at Regis College received accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. For further information please visit:

http://www.regiscollege.edu/admission/mount-ida-students.cfm

Digital Visualization

We are very pleased to announce agreement on a plan for students in the Digital Visualization program to seamlessly complete their studies at UMass Dartmouth subject to the approval of the Board of Education.

In essence, this program will be moved in their entirety to UMass Dartmouth where they will be housed at the University’s nationally accredited College of Visual and Performing Arts. Students will continue their studies with the same curriculum that they have been experiencing at Mount Ida. The equipment that Mount Ida students are familiar with, will be moved to UMass Dartmouth. There will also be opportunities for some of Mount Ida’s full-time faculty in these programs to serve in full-time lecturer or visiting positions at the university.

Students completing the program will be awarded a UMass Dartmouth diploma.

Our goal is to provide the strongest possible sense of stability and continuity for the students.

Education

To be clear, the information below is not finalized, but in the spirit of transparency we want to give you timely updates as we continue to find alternative pathways to obtaining your degree.

  • We are currently discussing potential solutions with Regis College.
  • UMass has also committed to help make introductions to any other state schools that are of interest.

Fashion Design

We are very pleased to announce agreement on a plan for students in the Fashion Design program to seamlessly complete their studies at UMass Dartmouth. To learn more, please click here.

Fashion Industry Marketing & Management

To be clear, the information below is not finalized, but in the spirit of transparency we want to give you timely updates as we continue to find alternative pathways to obtaining your degree.

  • UMass Dartmouth has a Textile Design/Fiber Arts program that Fashion Design students could consider; there is a Marketing program that FIMM students could consider.
  • UMass has also committed to help make introductions to any other state schools that are of interest, including Framingham State.
  • Other local schools with fashion related programs have agreed to consider Mount Ida students on very hospitable terms, including Lasell College. Feel free to discuss these options with your Department Chair.

Forensics

Lasell College has agreed to take over Mount Ida’s Applied Forensic Science and Biology programs (subject to the approval of the Board of Education) and continue these programs under their current curriculum on their nearby campus. Students can continue in their majors, with the existing curriculum, without interruption. Lasell will also offer transfer students the same institutional aid awards they currently have from Mount Ida. Notably, all Mount Ida students transferring to Lasell will be able to have their actual grades transferred to Lasell, rather than just transfer credits, because our two colleges already had a cross-registration agreement in place.

Funeral Service Education

The Office of the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFS) invites interested funeral service majors to contact them to let them know where they plan to complete their degrees. ABFS can be reached at:

exdir@abfse.org

Game Art

We are very pleased to announce agreement on a plan for students in the Animation program to seamlessly complete their studies at UMass Dartmouth subject to the approval of the Board of Education.

In essence, this program will be moved in their entirety to UMass Dartmouth where they will be housed at the University’s nationally accredited College of Visual and Performing Arts. Students will continue their studies with the same curriculum that they have been experiencing at Mount Ida. The equipment that Mount Ida students are familiar with, will be moved to UMass Dartmouth. There will also be opportunities for some of Mount Ida’s full-time faculty in these programs to serve in full-time lecturer or visiting positions at the university.

Students completing the program will be awarded a UMass Dartmouth diploma.

Our goal is to provide the strongest possible sense of stability and continuity for the students.

Graphic Design

We are very pleased to announce agreement on a plan for Graphic Design students to seamlessly complete their studies at UMass Dartmouth subject to approval by the Board of Higher Education.

In essence, these programs will be moved in their entirety to UMass Dartmouth (subject to approval by the Board of Higher Education) where they will be housed at the University’s nationally accredited College of Visual and Performing Arts. Students will continue their studies with the same curriculum that they have been experiencing at Mount Ida. The equipment that Mount Ida students are familiar with, will be moved to UMass Dartmouth. There will also be opportunities for some of Mount Ida’s full-time faculty in these programs to serve in full-time lecturer or visiting positions at the university.

Students completing the program will be awarded a UMass Dartmouth diploma.

Our goal is to provide the strongest possible sense of stability and continuity for the students in these programs.

Interior Architecture + Design

UMass Dartmouth will become the degree-granting authority for the Interior Architecture and Design (IA+D) program. UMass Dartmouth’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) will provide a seamless credit transfer for Mount Ida students currently enrolled in this program. To learn more, please click here.

Veterinary Technology

UMass Amherst will become the degree-granting authority for the veterinary technology program (BS and AA degrees). UMass Amherst will provide a seamless credit transfer for Mount Ida students currently enrolled in this program.

Students enrolled in the Vet Tech program at Mount Ida College who are in good standing at the end of the Spring 2018 semester are eligible to enroll at UMass Amherst as transfer students. Students who have not yet done so should indicate their interest by registering on the following website, https://yes.umass.edu/register/micvt, being sure to indicate in the comment box whether they are interested in the on-campus housing option, and follow the instructions there on providing their FAFSA to apply for financial aid. UMass Amherst will offer the requisite General Education (core curriculum) courses needed for completion of the program as well as technical classes for the AA and BS Veterinary Technology degrees. The range of choices for the core curriculum courses may be more limited but all courses needed for students to complete the program and graduate on time will be provided. Other services offered to Vet Tech students on the Mount Ida Campus will include on-campus housing (note that capacity is limited), a dining option, library, and academic support services.

The scheduled tuition, fees, room and board charges are as follows (tuition and fees estimated, subject to Board of Trustees approval):

For all students:

Tuition – $15,406

Technology Fee – $250

Vet Tech Fee – $500

For students living on campus:

Room – $7,068

Board – $5,424

To learn more, please click here.

Questions?

Get Transfer Help from our Hotline Counselor – Call 617-928-4706

The College will continue to staff a hotline with an experienced admissions professional who is available to help students and their families identify and navigate their options. The counselor can also support students with their individual transfer questions or issues, including acceptance of transfer credits, residency requirements, fee waivers, financial aid and other matters. Please call the hotline at to make an appointment to speak with a Mount Ida counselor at 617-928-4706.

The Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts has created this website to assist current Mount Ida students with information regarding transfer admissions and curriculum policies, deadlines, and contact information for the various UMass campuses.

UMass Dartmouth Resources

Have questions related to your potential transfer to UMass Dartmouth?

Transfer Agreements

Mount Ida College has been working with private and public colleges to develop transfer options for all academic programs and obtain approvals by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE).

Request Student Records

The University of Massachusetts Amherst will maintain Mount Ida College student records.

Transition Updates

This page contains all updates relative to the transition of the closing of Mount Ida College.

Questions?

Send us your questions today or call us at 617-928-4706.