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Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Donahue 137
Holyoke, MA 1040
Program Contact Rebecca Leporati
Program Contact Email
Phone 4135522844
Website Program website

The Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) provides dual enrollment opportunities for transition-aged students, ages 18 - 22 with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder. Students participate in a fully inclusive college experience and have the opportunity to take college courses, for credit or audit, with supports determined through their IEP and TPF. Students have full access to a range of academic and student-centered services on campus. Students can use the experiences they gain at HCC to: Build their independence and self-determination Achieve their transition goals in a setting that is socially valued Learn with their age-appropriate peers in an inclusive community environment Explore careers through coursework, community-based internships, and employment

Program information submitted: January 24, 2023

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: 17
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $7950.00
Program fees: $1000.00
Additional costs:

Students have an opportunity to participate in our meal program on campus, this amount allows for students to purchase meals or participate in social opportunities (ex. getting coffee with friends on campus)

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
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
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

Students are allowed to register for classes during open registration with the support of their academic advisor. Students are allowed to take classes for credit or audit if there are no prerequisites or if they have fulfilled the prerequisites. Students are allowed to still take classes for audit if they have not completed the prerequisite requirements of the course.

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
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
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
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation