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University of Massachusetts Amherst
233 Whitmore Administration Building
181 President's Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
Program Contact Mark Sena
Phone 413-545-0892

The Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) Program provides high school students with significant disabilities the opportunity to have a college experience alongside their non-disabled peers. Participants are supported by the MAICEI program coordinator/advisor, education coaches, which are provided by the sending school districts, and student mentors. The overall goal of the MAICEI Program is to enhance the academic access, career development and social/emotional growth of its participants.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

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: 5
School district or agency partner: Amherst-Pelham Regional HS, Holyoke HS, South Hadley HS, Northampton HS, Hopkins Academy, Southwick-Tolland Granville Regional SD
Deadline to apply to this program: Deadline for Fall addmission is in April and deadline for Spring admissions is in April.
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
Program fees: $3000.00
Additional costs: $100.00

*This cost to our district partners will increase every year.

*$100 Recreation Fee  Note that all fees and other costs are covered by a grant from the MA Department of Education.



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 audit
More about course access:

Course selection is determined by the overall career goals and other interests for each student.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

These classes are taught in a workshop format by a community agency, and are also participated in by other students who act as peer mentors.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Cerrtificate of Completion
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

We are currently working with the administration to determine how our students can access registered student organizations.