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Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Program

Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Program
Westfield State University
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Program
577 Western Ave
Westfield, MA 01086

The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (ICEI) Program at Westfield State University provides students with intellectual disabilities between the ages of18-22  an inclusive dual enrollment opportunity. The WSU ICEI Program partners with local school districts to identify eligible students. Students enroll (credit or non-credit bearing) in a course that is aligned with their long-term employment/life goals. The students also have the option to participate in activities on campus to increase their self-determination skills, self-advocacy skills, social skills, health/wellness, academic skills, employment skills and enhance their overall quality of life.

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: 30
School district or agency partner: Agawam, Amherst Regional, Chicopee, Gateway Regional, Hampden Charter School of Science, Hampden-Wilbraham, Ludlow, Longmeadow, Southwick-Tolland, Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield
Deadline to apply to this program: April 30
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-22 years old
  • Student must be enrolled in a particular school system/local educational agency
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: 100%
Retention rate: 80%
Cost of the program: Currently, the WSU ICEI Program is moving towards sustainability, meaning the partner school districts will eventually pay for their students. This year the program is funded both from the state grant and school districts. At this point in time there are no costs to students.
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
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 30%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

pIeCEs "Postivie Inclusion of Everyone Creates Educational Success"
Halloween Parties
Sporting Events
Women's Softball & Basketball Teams 
Men's Soccer 
Winter and Spring Formals
Charity Events
Enchanted Circle Theater
Dance Company
Bake Sales
Anime Club 
Wellness Club 
Fresh Check Day 



Last updated: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:33