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Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668
Program Contact Tara Riley
Phone 774.330.4485

Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI)

The MAICEI program at Cape Cod Community College is a fully inclusive postsecondary program for adult high school students (aged 18-22), with intellectual/developmental disabilities.


A Building Block for the Future


  • The mission of the program is to provide college experiences to increase self-determination, dignity and worth
  • Students in the MAICEI program share the same experiences as their college aged peers in the areas of academics and socialization
  • With additional supports in place, CCCC MAICEI students may enroll in courses for credit or as an audit experience, attend clubs and campus events, and socialize with peers.
  • The program has been tremendously successful as students gain independence, further develop communication skills, and are actively engaged in creating their lives.


Participation in the MAICEI program is contingent on a partnership agreement with the student’s sending high school district. MAICEI is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts grant funded program through the Department of Higher Education. The expectation is that the program will move towards full sustainability with the understanding that partner districts will contribute to the overall cost of the program. Tuition, books, and related supplies have been covered by the program traditionally. Support services such as tutoring, coaching, and advising, are also part of the MAICEI experience.


Student Eligibility

The CCCC MAICEI Program welcomes students who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in one of our partner public high schools

  • Between the ages of 18–22

  • Tier one students are young adults who are eligible for special education services and have not passed the MCAS exam; tier two students have passed the exam with great effort, and are still eligible for special education services

  • Referred by their special education advisors and directors

  • Have identified their personal transition goals from high school to post high school in an IEP or Person Centered Plan


Getting Started

Students who are interested in the MAICEI Program at CCCC should contact the special education director in their school district.

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: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 15
School district or agency partner: Barnstable, Cape Cod Collaborative, Bourney, Mashpee, Dennis-Yarmouth, Monomoy, Plymouth, Nantucket
Deadline to apply to this program: March 29, 2019
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-21
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
  • 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
  • Developmental disabilities
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 80%
Cost of the program: The fee for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • 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
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
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 20%
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%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Rotaract, LGBTQ club, Academic Success Club, Student Workshops, Political Events, plays, field trips, etc.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 09:45